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5050 SE Stark, 503-231-5050

9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

May 2014

Weekend May 3-4, 2014

garden168What to Do in the May Vegetable Garden

with Your Backyard Farmer
Join Donna and Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer, for a great refresher on what to do in the veggie garden for the month of April. They will cover topics such as seeding and planting seasonal crops, what to harvest, methods of planting, combating weeds, and organic techniques for dealing with various undesirable pests that might be invading your garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • May 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
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carrots168Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Growing the World's Best Edibles

with Alice Doyle of Log House Plants
From cherished heritage cultivars to brand-new, hand-bred hybrids that offer amazing flavor, extraordinary vigor, and terrific disease resistance, Alice Doyle brings aspiring home gardeners up to speed on a wide array of plants, offering old favorites along with new varieties, colors and tastes. She’ll also highlight new techniques for grafting and growing super vegetables, and introduce unsung hero "artisan hybridizers" whose work offers hope for seed crops, human health, and wild flora and fauna. This fascinating look at the challenges and treasures of tomorrow's table will change the way you think about growing veggies!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • May 3 • 1:00-2:30pm
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tomatoes168Homegrown Heirloom Tomatoes

with Boondockers Farm
Aside from the allure of spectacular colors and shapes and the multiplicity of textures, flavors, and aromas, heirloom tomatoes are actually better for you! While the USDA has found significant decline of the nutrient content in foods due to mass production, monopoly, and monoculture over the past 50 years, heirloom varieties remain nutrient dense food. In fact studies have found the lycopine in orange heirlooms to be considerably more digestible than any other and therefore the most beneficial (and delicious) source of the antioxidant! Learn just what exactly makes a variety an heirloom and how you can successfully raise your own juicy and productive tomatoes.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • May 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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ducksHeritage Poultry

with Boondockers Farm
Evan and Rachel from Boondockers Farm raise Ancona and Saxony ducks and Delaware chickens in an effort to preserve heritage breeds. "Heritage" animals refer to breeds that were common on farms before the development of specialized, industrial breeds. Learn how poultry can be respectfully raise from birth to slaughter while also contributing to the preservation of these very special breeds. Much like raising heirloom vegetables from seed keeps flavorful, non-factory appropriate varieties within our reach for generations to come.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • May 4 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Weekend May 17-18, 2014

chrysanthemum168The Chrysanthemum Society Sale

Society Show and Sale

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • May 17 • 9:00-3:00pm

 

tomatoes168Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes!

with Tom Wagner and Alice Doyle of Log House Plants
There’s nothing like homegrown tomatoes! Discover the secrets of growing juicy, bountiful tomatoes in the Pacific NW with Tom Wagner, tomato and potato breeder extraordinaire and Alice Doyle of Loghouse Plants. They will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about successfully growing tomatoes and what they need to be happy & healthy. Discussion will include how to select the variety that best suits your tastes and gardening conditions, and describe a few different types of desirable hybrids that are available to us gardeners.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • May 17 • 1:00-2:30pm
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