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9000 SE Division, 503-788-9000

Portland, OR

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Portland Nursery

October 2014

All classes are an hour long unless otherwise noted

Print out a October class list for Division

Two Weekends in October 2014

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Annual Apple Tasting Event

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 10 - 12
Friday-Sunday October 17 - 19
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 10-12 • October 17-19 • 10:00-5:00pm

Wednesday October 1, 2014

herbschefbrophyHerbs: Spice From The Garden

with Chef Dan Brophy
This last session of Chef Brophy's cooking from the herb garden series is especially for those who don't fear the fire, covering chilies, ginger, fagara and more. Home smoked chipotle in adobo, piperade, pickled peppers, salsa fresca, home crafted gari. Class includes lecture, demonstration, recipes and samples.

5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 1 • 5:30-7:00pm
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Weekend of October 4-5, 2014

veggarden168What to do in the October Vegetable Garden

With Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer
Want to get a head start on your spring garden, but not excited about maintaining it throughout the rainy season? Learn about overwintering crops, the use of hoop houses and cold frames as well as putting your garden to bed for the winter with Donna & Robyn of Your Backyard Farmer. They will discuss What to do in the October Vegetable Garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 4 • 11:00-12:30pm
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gardentourPortland Nursery Garden Tour: Fall Into Winter

with Sandra and Minh
Who doesn't love a good garden tour? We always get questions about the plants in our plantings around the parking lot and within the nursery, and unfortunately sometimes our identifying tags just walk away. This will be the second of our seasonal tours of the gardens with Sandra, doyenne of dirt and an exemplar of our passion for plants. She will be joined by her collaborator, Minh Pham. Watch our gardens develop with time and the seasons as we try out new plants and feature old favorites.

Wear weather-appropriate clothing, and meet near the coffee cart in Greenhouse 1. The tour will be tailored to the crowd.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 4 • 1:00pm
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fruittreeappleIntro to Urban Fruit Trees

Thinking of growing fruit trees on your urban lot? Learn some great tips and techniques for successfully growing fruit trees with Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit. Monica will discuss site requirements & preparation, pollination needs, maintenance requirements of different fruits, and how to select a good fruit tree. She will also talk about general care, maintenance, and common pests. Late fall is the perfect time to prepare your mind and your soil (digging in winter-wet soggy soil is no good) for fruit tree planting fun in the spring!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 4 • 1:00-2:30pm
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gardensoilUnderstanding Where Plants Grow: Our Soil
Taking Good Care of Our Garden Soil

The Hippocratic Oath that physicians swear to begins with the famous maxim: “First, do no harm!” This principle applies as well to those who grow fruits and vegetables. Starting from this point we will discuss how to take good care of the microorganisms in our soil and how we benefit from the structures they create that, in turn, enables us to harvest vegetables with high levels of nutritional content. These are the kind of vegetables that become the backbone of good health and vitality, the “medicine” that Hippocrates was referring to.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 5 • 11:00-12:30pm
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fallcolorKeeping It Bright into Fall: Favorite Plants for Fall Color

with Megan Porter
The gardening season's winding down, but your garden doesn't have to! Portland Nursery's Megan Porter will share some favorite plants - annuals, perennials and shrubs - to keep your garden's color going even as the leaves fall.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 5 • 1:00pm
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Wednesday October 8, 2014

cidermakingCider Making Workshop

with Nick Gunn, Cider-maker for Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
Portland Nursery invites you to join Nick Gunn, Cider-maker for Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, for a free-wheeling discussion of the cider-making process. Nick will use as a source, Claude Jolicoeur’s definitive text “The New Cider Makers Handbook”, a detailed, user-friendly, tree-to-bottle guide to cider and winner of a prestigious IACP Cookbook Award.

The class cost is $45, which includes the $45 book and a coupon for 10% off an apple purchase at this years Apple Tasting Festival.

A $30 ticket (which doesn’t include the book) is also available.

Space in each section will be limited to 35 people: Classes typically sell out, so buy your tickets soon!

appleicon5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 8 • 5:30-7:30pm
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appleicon5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 15 • 5:30-7:30pm
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Weekend of October 10-12, 2014

appletastingbanner

Annual Apple Tasting Event

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 10 - 12
Friday-Sunday October 17 - 19
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 10-12 • October 17-19 • 10:00-5:00pm

herbschefbrophyChef Dan Demo: Cooking Apple Sauce

Nothing says autumn more than apples, and what better way to preserve that flavor than by canning! If you’ve ever wanted to learn to store your harvest, fall is the perfect time. Chef Dan will be demonstrating the art of canning, as he makes and jars up his famous apple sauce. You don’t want to miss this class!

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 11 • 11:00-12:30pm
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herbschefbrophyChef Dan Demo: Pear & Ginger Chutney

The lustrous pear is another classic flavor of the fall season, and Chef Dan will combine it with ginger to demonstrate how to make a Pear & Ginger Chutney.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 11 • 1:00-2:30pm
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fruittreeappleFruit Tree Disease Prevention

with Doug King
Worried and wondering about diseases on your fruit trees? Concerned how to manage pests and still have a successful fruit harvest? Overwhelmed with all you’re supposed to do? Relax and rest assured! Doug King of Portland Nursery will discuss techniques to prevent fruit tree diseases before they get out of control.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 12 • 11:00 -12:30pm
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Wednesday October 15, 2014

elderday168Elder Day at Apple Tasting

Wednesday, October 15, 1-3:30
An Apple Tasting Event at
Portland Nursery, 5050 SE STARK

In the relative quiet between the two weekends of our annual Apple Tasting festival, the front greenhouse at Stark is transformed into a welcoming and interactive space for our elder gardeners to enjoy the afternoon, sponsored by Home Instead and Portland Nursery.

There will be activity tables where time can be spent visiting while working on pressed-flower crafts, planting crocus bulbs, getting ideas for fall patio containers. There will be a mini-apple tasting, with an assortment of familiar and unusual apple varieties to sample.

appleicon5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 15 • 1:00-3:30pm

cidermakingCider Making Workshop

with Nick Gunn, Cider-maker for Wandering Aengus Ciderworks
Portland Nursery invites you to join Nick Gunn, Cider-maker for Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, for a free-wheeling discussion of the cider-making process. Nick will use as a source, Claude Jolicoeur’s definitive text “The New Cider Makers Handbook”, a detailed, user-friendly, tree-to-bottle guide to cider and winner of a prestigious IACP Cookbook Award.

The class cost is $45, which includes the $45 book and a coupon for 10% off an apple purchase at this years Apple Tasting Festival.

A $30 ticket (which doesn’t include the book) is also available.

Space in each section will be limited to 35 people: Classes typically sell out, so buy your tickets soon!

appleicon5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 15 • 5:30-7:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Weekend of October 17-19, 2014

appletastingbanner

Annual Apple Tasting Event

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 17 - 19
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 17-19 • 10:00-5:00pm

bonsailogoBonsai Exhibit, Demonstration & Marketplace

For most Westerners, the art of the bonsai tree is a mystery. For members of the Bonsai Society of Portland, bonsai is a living art worth sharing. This show will focus more on creativity than traditional display. It will be a fun event for anyone interested in downsized horticulture and design. Live demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the event. Bonsai Society members will be available to answer questions, talk about their trees, share opinions and recommendations.

Marketplace items will include mature bonsai, early stage trees and everything in between. Pots, tools, books and related items will also be available. Several trees will be auctioned at noon and 4pm. Door prizes will also be awarded.

Auction, Door prizes, Kids activities. Admission: $2.00 Families: $5.00

The Milwaukie Center • 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive • Milwaukie, OR
October 18 • 9:00 – 5:00pm

pollinatorAttracting Pollinators to the Fruit Tree Garden

with Brenda Lee Calvert from Halfmoon Farm
Brenda joins us to talk about what home gardeners can do to help support a diverse community of pollinators to their yards – so important for fruit production! She’ll suggest plants that provide abundant nectar, pollen, and larvae food. She’ll also talk about gardening techniques that support pollinator health and describe some of the fascinating and helpful pollinators that you, too, can admire in your garden.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 18 • 11:00-12:30pm
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herbschefbrophyChef Dan Demo: Spiced Apple Butter

Help welcome fall by joining Chef Dan for a cooking demonstration class on his rendition of a classic-Spiced Apple Butter.

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 19 • 11:00-12:30pm
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herbschefbrophyChef Dan Demo: Savory Poached Pear

“These flavors just scream Pacific Northwest!” Join Chef Dan as he demonstrates how to make Poached Pear, hazelnut, Rogue Blue Cheese with hazelnut vinaigrette. OMG!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 19 • 1:00-2:30pm
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Weekend of October 25-26, 2014

seedsSeed Saving at Home

with Corina Reynolds-Stearns
Make your plant habit more self-sustaining and help preserve heirloom varieties! Corina will share the basics of seed-saving for veggies, herbs, and flowers. The class will cover important issues of cross-pollination and crop isolation, various seed-saving techniques, and how to properly store seeds for maximum viability.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 25 • 1:00pm
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elderday168Elder Friendly Gardening

with Nels Olson
Your life can be happier and healthier if you continue to be outdoors and work in your garden. Don’t let aches and pains end your favorite pastime. Nels Olson, registered horticultural therapist, Master Gardener, and Portland Nursery Employee, will share ways of adapting your tools, methods, and plant selections in order to conserve energy, stay safe, and garden smarter.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 25 • 1:00–2:30pm
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