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5050 SE Stark, Portland, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, Portland, 503-788-9000

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Portland Nursery

March 2016

(Grey box around class indicates it is at our 9000 SE Division Location)

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March 5-6, 2016

veggarden168What to Do in the March Vegetable Garden

with Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer
Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer will cover seasonal topics to help you improve your vegetable gardening skills and draw from their education and collective years of hands-on experience.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 5 • 11:00-12:30pm
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seedstartingGrowing Vegetables from Seed

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Come learn about the joys and benefits of growing vegetables from seeds planted straight into your garden! This class will cover where to source your seeds, which vegetables grow best from seeds, when and how to plant and care for your seeds, and much more! Save money, increase plant health, and witness the wonders of veggies grown from seeds!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 5 • 1:00pm
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tillandsiaHanging Air Plant Garden Workshop

with Hilary Spray from Joyful Floral PDX
Hilary Spray from Joyful Floral PDX will teach you how to create your very own hanging glass terrarium with seashells, decorative rocks, wood slices and air plants. This class is fun and informative, families are encouraged to attend! $20.00 materials fee, limited to 12 people.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 5 • 1:00-2:30pm
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veggardenrowsVegetable Gardening 101

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue
If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience, this is the class for you! Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue will discuss the basics of site preparation, crop selection based on site elements, planting and care techniques. With her years of experience, Jolie will demystify growing your own food and share her tips and techniques for beginner success!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 6 • 11:00-12:30pm
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fruittreeFruit tree pruning

with Bob Hatton of Portland Fruit Tree Project
Regular pruning is an important part of maintaining a healthy and productive backyard (or front yard!) orchard. Bob Hatton of the Portland Fruit Tree Project has seen trees in all kinds of states, from neglected to pampered, and will give the basics of pruning for health, production, and vigor. The Portland Fruit Tree Project works to connect Portland communities with the fresh fruit from backyard trees that often goes to waste.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 6 • 11:00am
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croprotationVeg Gardening 102: Rotation & Companion Planting

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue
Take your vegetable garden to the next level. This is a great class for gardeners with a few years under their belt now wanting to dig deeper! Join Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue and learn the benefits of practicing crop rotation and companion planting for the healthiest, happiest plants possible. Drawing from a decade of gardening experience, Jolie will discuss tips and techniques for crop rotation, great crop combinations and methods for interplanting, and strategize about how to rotate crops in urban garden plots.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 6 • 1:00-2:30pm
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ladybugInsect Superheroes and IPM Concepts

with Claudia Groth
Unassuming little insects in your garden might be dastardly plant-eaters – or they might be unsung superheroes! Claudia will let you in on the six-legged dramas playing out in your garden, so you know your allies, and know when, whether, and how to intervene effectively to keep your plants happy. Knowledge and observation are the most important tools in an Integrated Pest Management regime.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 6 • 1:00pm
Canceled - Watch for this class in July

March 12-13, 2016

africanvioletsPortlandia African Violet Spring Sale

Take a break from the dreariness of winter and explore the wonderful world of African violets, displayed for show and sale by the Portlandia Violet Club! Take in all the colors and shapes of African violets while strolling our warm tropical greenhouses, purchase a violet to bring home.
9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 12 • 10:00-3:00pm

compostingSoil contamination and remediation for the urban veggie gardener

with Alex Lopez of Black Bear Environmental Services.
Growing your own food can help you save money and avoid many industrial inputs, but sometimes urban soils have hidden content from their past. This is especially on our minds in light of recent news articles about airborne heavy metals contamination in Portland’s inner east side. Learn about the common contaminants of urban land, how to test for them, and low-tech methods for remediating (or quarantining) that soil to make sure your homegrown produce is as wholesome as possible! Alex will also touch on radon, heating oil tanks and petroleum contamination in general.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 12 • 11:00am
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coldframesUsing Cold Frames in the Vegetable Garden

with Marc Scheidecker
Cold frames allow us to start our plants a month earlier and to continue right through Winter. Marc Scheidecker, a full-time vegetable gardener, student of gardening, and one of the Garden Managers for Portland's Community Gardens Program will discuss some very easy ways to set up a cold frame as well as some that are more involved. He’ll also explain various benefits of cold frames, least of which is keeping cats from using our as a litter box!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 12 • 1:00-2:30pm
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masonbeeRaising and Caring for Mason Bees

with Madelyn Morris of Mickelberry Gardens
Learn how to make your yard attractive to mason bees and what to do to help them thrive. In turn, they’ll reward you by pollinating your flowering fruits. Mason bees are gentle and hard at work during our soggy spring season when honey bees aren’t very active

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 12 • 1:00pm
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veggardenrowsYear-round Veggie Gardening: Basic

with Polly Gottesman of Pumpkin Ridge Gardens
Polly has been providing vegetables year round to her CSA subscribers for decades, and her seminar on planning year-round gardens in our area has been a perennially popular one here. Come learn about the best timing, dependable varieties and other tips so you can garden like you eat – 12 months a year. This is the first of two classes, created for new and continuing gardeners alike, and will present the outlines of four-season gardening in the northwest.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 13 • 11:00am
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seedstartingStarting Vegetable Seeds Indoors & Out: Hands On Workshop

with Marc Scheidecker
Marc Scheidecker, a full-time vegetable gardener, student of gardening, and one of the Garden Managers for Portland's Community Gardens Program, discusses the importance of having our methods of gardening harmonize with our goals in gardening. The first place to start is with our vegetable seeds. Learn several ways we can start our seedlings indoors with this goal of growing the most healthful vegetables in mind. Students will plant their own seedlings to continue nurturing at home. Fee: $5.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 13 • 11:00-12:30pm
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alpineAlpines - Growing the Rare Mountain Gems

with members of the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society
Whether inspired by the Matterhorn, Mt. Fuji, or Mt. Hood, rock gardens invite you to feature uncommon (often small) alpine plants in your containers or the rock garden, in conditions that mimic their natural mountainous habitat. Members of the North American Rock Garden Society will present some of their rare plants and show you how to grow plants that most of your neighbors have never seen!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 13 • 1:00pm
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March 19-20, 2016

jeremykatzLow Back Pain and Gardening

with Dr. Jeremy Katz of Right As Rain Chiropractic LLC
How do we hurt our backs while gardening? Join Dr. Jeremy Katz, of Right As Rain Chiropractic LLC, to learn about the habits of injury and how to develop simple strategies for ergonomics and self-care in the garden. This class will specifically address back pain prevention.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 19 • 11:00am
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fruittreeTending Your Fruit Tree: How to select and manage your fruit trees.

with John Iott of Fruitful Labor
John Iott www.fruitbadger.blogspot.com., author of Tending Fruit: An Urban Fruit Tree Management Guide and teacher for the City of Portland Community Garden Program, OSU Organic Master Gardeners, and Portland Fruit Tree Project, will provide the new and somewhat experienced fruit tree owner an outline on how to manage their fruit tree. Topics will include: selecting a fruit tree that is right for you, planting, pruning, fertilizing, and watering for fruit tree health and production. John has over 20 years of organic farm and garden experience and currently works on a hazelnut farm outside Wilsonville.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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veggiesYear-Round Veggie Gardening: Next Steps

with Polly Gottesman of Pumpkin Ridge Gardens
Polly has been providing vegetables year-round to her CSA subscribers for decades, and her seminar on planning year-round gardens in our area has been a perennially popular one here. Come learn about the best timing, dependable varieties and other tips so you can garden like you eat – 12 months a year. This second session is intended for more experienced gardeners, and will delve more deeply into growing under plastic during the winter and methods specifically for unusual overwintering outdoor crops.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • March 19 • 1:00pm
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bioswaleWorking with Water

with Jacquie Boger of Art and Soil Sustainable Garden Solutions
Part of planning a garden is dealing with water: the wet spots, the dry spots, and -- especially in our winters -- where to put all the rain. So why not work that into your plan from the beginning? Learn about what it takes to integrate stormwater into your landscape with dry creekbeds and drywells, swales, and other techniques.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 20 • 11:00am
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SpringTableSwagCelebrate the Spring Equinox

with Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett
During this season of resurrection, Life-Cycle Celebrant Holly Pruett, who led our popular Winter Solstice Rituals class, will teach you about Spring Equinox traditions around the world. She’ll then help you to set your intentions for the life you wish to nurture as we walk the nursery for foraged plant material to use in our own hand built springtime altar swag. Swag construction will be led by Portland Nursery landscape designer Terrie Burdette. Join us in welcoming Spring! Class limited to 12 students. Please dress for weather, bring hand pruners, gloves and any elements you’d like to incorporate into your altar swag. $10 materials fee.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 20 • 11:00-12:30pm
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rosesBeing Successful with Roses in the NW

with Rich Baer of the Portland Rose Society Master Rosarian
Join Rose Society President and Master Rosarian Rich Baer for basic class on roses: selecting roses, siting and planting them, and caring for them so they will bloom their best. Feel the Rose City pride, and pride in your own roses, whether they are for landscape or vase.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • March 20 • 1:00pm
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March 26-27, 2016

raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Series

with Portland Nursery’s Tiffany Garner
Join Portland Nursery’s Tiffany Garner in a monthly series held right outside at our own raised vegetable beds. Dress for the weather & learn what to do with your own raised beds, when you should be doing it & the proper techniques so you can work smarter, not harder. From cold frames to compost & seeds to starts you will learn and grow alongside our fabulous vegetable gardener, Tiffany.

Every fourth Saturday of the month at 11:00am

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • March 26 • 11:00-12:30pm
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herbsCulinary Herb and Edible Flower Gardening

with Gardening Goddess, Jolie Donohue
An avid kitchen-gardener cook, Jolie Donohue The Gardening Goddess is passionate about gardening with herbs and edible flowers. Fragrant delicious herbs and delectable beautiful edible flowers awaken the senses and enliven culinary creations. Jolie introduces a diverse palette of culinary herbs and edible flowers, how to grow them successfully in your garden, harvesting & cooking tips.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • March 27 • 11:00-12:30pm
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