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Portland Nursery

October 2015

Two Weekends in October 2015

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28th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2015

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 9 - 11, 2015
Friday-Sunday October 16 - 18, 2015
10:00am - 5:00pm

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

See our Apple Tasting Page for details.

5050 SE STARK • October 9-11 • October 16-18 • 10:00-5:00pm

October 3-4

wintercarrotsWhat to do in the October Vegetable Garden

with Your Backyard Farmers
Donna and Robyn will offer tips for Fall vegetable gardening to help you keep your edibles productive and healthy.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 3 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

bonsai-creatingHumble Beginnings: Growing Bonsai from Seed

with Steve Mulvaney of Portland Nursery
Sure it takes some time, but starting your own bonsai from seed is a great way to add to your collection, and quite gratifying to boot! Learn about everything from seed collection to advanced growing techniques.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 3 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

medicinal-rootsMedicinal Roots

Join Gradey Proctor, from the Arctos School in an exploration of medicinal roots. Looking at plants like Echinacea, Marshmallow, and other easy-care medicinals he'll discuss proper identification and plant selection, cultivation, harvesting, and dividing roots for medicine and propagation.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

walkwayLaying Down the Garden Pathway

with Jacquie Boger of Art and Soil Garden Solutions
Hardscapes do not have to be hard! Jacquie will give the basics of laying out and installing a simple path or patio that will be beautiful as well as functional. Good hardscaping can make all the difference in a low-maintenance and welcoming garden. From materials to techniques to interplanting your pavers, take advantage of Jacqui’s stone laying experience.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 4 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

October 9-11

appletasting28th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2015

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

See our Apple Tasting Page for details.

5050 SE STARK • October 9-11 • 10:00-5:00pm

gourdsA New Approach to an Old Tradition: Pumpkin and Gourd Decorating 101

Ever wanted to make more out of your decorative gourds and pumpkins? Tired of the same old Jack o’ lantern? Learn how to make your pumpkins and gourds: last longer, burn brighter, become flower vases, tea light holders, center and conversation pieces, and an aromatherapy tool. Consider this class as your gateway into decorating a pumpkin without spending hours carving into it. This is a demo/lecture class taught by Portland Nursery’s seasoned staff member Angelina Ponce. Class Fee: free

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 10 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

gardeningSuccession Planting = Successful Vegetable Gardens

Do you want fresh vegetables year round, even if your garden is small? Of course you do! Marc Scheidecker brings us lessons on one of the fundamental techniques of gardening, called succession planting – the efficient use of space and timing. Interestingly, the words “succession” and “success” are closely related! So, come on in and learn about it! We’ll use worksheets to illustrate the concepts.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

elderday168Elder Day at Apple Tasting

Sponsored by Portland Nursery, Home Instead, Portland Memory Garden, and Portland Parks & Recreation

  • Apple & fresh cider tasting
  • Hands-on gardening & craft projects
  • Senior discount (20%)
  • Refreshments
  • Shopping assistance
  • Live music: Reggie Houston’s Box of Chocolates
  • Information from local Elder advocacy groups

Groups of 5 or more, or those arriving in buses:
Please RSVP to Jan Curtis: jan.curtis@PortlandHomeInstead.com

appleicon5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 14 • 1:00-3:30pm

October 16-18

appletasting28th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2015

Our annual Apple Tasting comes every year, the second and third weekends in October. Come fall when the leaves on the trees begin to change color, we will be celebrating the abundance of apples and pears. We will be well-supplied with a large variety of apples and pears to taste and purchase by the pound.

See our Apple Tasting Page for details.

5050 SE STARK • October 16-18 • 10:00-5:00pm

nickgunnCider Making Workshop

with Nick Gunn, Cider-maker, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
Come join Nick Gunn, Cidermaster and Co-Owner of Wandering Aengus Ciderworks for an instructional session on Cider making and Cider Apple selection. Held in conjunction with Portland Nursery's Apple Tasting event, this class will dive deep into the principals and practices of apple fermentations.

Class fee is $10.

Discussion topics include:

  • Apple Variety selection and the art of blending.
  • Pressing your own juice versus using farm pressed/store bought juice.
  • Yeast selection and other adjuncts that aid in fermentation.
  • Fermentation management.
  • Racking, Filtering, Carbonation, Bottling, and Stabilization.
  • Fundamentals of unique cider styles, i.e. French, Spanish, New England, Ice Ciders.

"Cider, Hard and Sweet" by Ben Watson will be available for sale at the class and includes follow up Cider making principals and graphics that will help the home cider maker excel at the art.

Come take part in this fast growing phenomenon and broaden your appreciation of America's original drink. We hope to see you there!

appleicon9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 18 • 1:00-3:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

October 24-25

medicinalherbsGarden Medicinals for Shifting Seasons

with Missy Rohs
As we adjust to the damp, chilly days and turn our heaters on, what herbs can we use to support emotional health and vigorous immune function? Learn how to work with some great plant allies that may already be growing in your garden. Herbalist Missy Rohs will cover some familiar and lesser-known medicinal plants, providing opportunities to taste or smell each one.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 24 • 11:00-12:30pm
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sheetmulchingSheet Mulching for Super Spring Beds

with Corina Reynolds of Portland Nursery
Whether you’re putting your well-worked veggie bed to sleep for the season or preparing a new bed for planting flowers in the spring, sheet mulching or lasagna gardening is a great way to turn often-inexpensive materials into fabulous growing space over the winter. Corina will share techniques and explain basic concepts behind these techniques as well as give other helpful suggestions related to this topic.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 24 • 1:00pm
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beets168Garden Sanitation for Healthy Vegetables

Healthy veggies can only come from healthy gardens, gardens that are clean and sanitary. The word “sanitation” originally was linked to things that are healthy and sane. This class focuses on methods that are necessary for growing healthy, sane vegetables! Another fun edible gardening class brought to us by Marc Scheidecker.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 25 • 1:00-2:30pm
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pruningshrubBasics of Fall Pruning

with Dave Pell of Quiet Man Garden and Tree Care Bare branches and plant dormancy make fall a good time to prune a number of things in the garden, from vines and shrubs to trees. Dave will tell you about some of the things that should (and should not!) be pruned around this time, and how they should be pruned to improve structure and guide future growth.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 25 • 1:00pm
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October 31

streettreesPlanting Street Trees

with Andrew Land of Friends of the Trees Join Andrew Land of Friends of the Trees as he discusses the many benefits of and options for street trees in the City of Portland. Andrew will discuss the role street trees play in reducing pollution, managing storm water, improving the live-ability of neighborhoods, as well as provide examples of some of his personal favorites. Andrew will explain the permitting process and the basics of how to get a street tree properly established. So, bring your questions and enthusiasm for Friends of the Trees!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 31 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.