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Portland Nursery

October 2017

Two Weekends in October 2017

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30th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2017

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 13-15, 2017
Friday-Sunday October 20 - 22, 2017
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.

September 30 - October 1, 2017

kokedama3Kokedama

with Megan Porter of Portland Nursery
As cities become even more urbanized, we continue to look for ways to bring the outside in. Growing houseplants purifies air and adds beauty and tranquility to living spaces. Utilizing the relatively new technique of kokedama, we can bring the mossy magic of a temperate rain forest into the home. Come learn the basics of kokedama with Megan of Portland Nursery. We will make use of tropical house plants, moss and soil to create characteristic “moss balls” that can be the first in your very own string garden!

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • September 30 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

dirtHealthy Soil, Healthy People: “Let your medicine be your food”

Marc Scheidecker
Growing our own vegetables is an important way to maintain good health. This class is the first in a series that looks at how gardening can improve our soil, our health, and our food system. We’ll look at how fava beans, onions, and shallots play an important part in our health and the health of our soil.

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

October 7-8, 2017

gardeningWhat to Do in the October Vegetable Garden

with Robyn Streeter of Your Backyard Farmer
Get the dirt on year-round vegetable growing in this monthly talk about vegetable gardening in the Pacific Northwest. In this last class of the series for the year, Robyn will cover putting the garden to rest for winter, and talk about the season.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 7 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

raingardenFunctional Landscapes - the Beauty of Raingardens

with Renee Stoops of Portland Nursery
We regularly see a lot of winter stormwater in the PNW, even more so this past winter. We owe our temperate rainforest climate to this water, and there are ways to work with it successfully, as a blessing. Raingardens are a technical design approach accessible and affordable to homeowners and do-it-yourselfers. In fact, the City of Portland offers a discount on your water bill if this is done in conjunction with downspout disconnection. Come learn the basic principles of raingarden design, ecology, and plant selection. Harvest an available water source and keep local streams cleaner for everyone. And broaden to a whole new type of landscaping combining environmental function with the beauty we are accustomed to in conventional gardening

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 7 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

sproutsMicrogreens

with Farmer Dan Bravin
Microgreens are tasty, tiny vegetable greens that are packed with nutrients and add a beautiful flair to your meals. Best of all they are super easy to grow! Join Farmer Dan for a lesson in how to grow your own microgreens right in your kitchen. The class is free but Farmer Dan will have microgreen kits for sale (cash or check only, please).

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 8 • 11:00-12:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

lipstickplantThere is so much more to the Gesneriad family than African Violets!

With Stephanie Willis
Come learn with Stephanie Willis about the other interesting members of the gesneraid plant family. Certainly, African violets are the most famous, but there are numerous other members that are either beautiful, fragrant, interesting, or even bizarre.

We will talk about the lipstick plant (Aeschynanthus), the Cape primrose (Streptocarpus), the goldfish plant (Nematanthus), the florist gloxinia (Sinningia), the Asian violet (Primulina), as well as Petrocosmea, Pearcea, Columnea, Gloxinia, Episcia, and others.

Stephanie will also give cultural tips and additional resources to make your growing experience with these beauties a success.

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 8 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.

October 14-15, 2017

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30th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2017

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 13-15, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm

compostingImprove Your Soil for Healthy Vegetables

Marc Scheidecker
Our fresh garden veggies not only taste better than store bought, they can be better for us, but only if we take care of the soil. To grow highly nutritious vegetables our soil must contain all the building blocks for a healthy plant, and a healthy gardener. Learn how to build and maintain this healthy soil so you can grow nutritionally dense produce in your garden. Feed the soil so it can feed you!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 15 • 1:00-2:30pm
Click here to register for this class.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Portland Nursery Elder Day at Apple Tasting

elderday280In 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.

Visit our Elder Day at Apple Tasting feature page for photos from last year.

5050 SE STARK • Wednesday • October 18 • 1:00-3:00pm

October 21-22, 2017

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30th Annual Apple Tasting Event - 2017

Portland Nursery at 5050 SE Stark
Friday-Sunday October 20-22, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm

herbsHerbs for Colds & Coughs

with Missy Rohs, The Arctos School
Did you know that there are remedies for colds and coughs that you can grow in your own back yard? Community Herbalist Missy Rohs will share some of her favorite garden-grown medicines for dealing with winter illnesses, covering not only medicinal properties but also how to take each herb and when. Your garden can be an apothecary!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 22 • 11:00-12:30pm
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scaryfairygardenScary Fairy Gardens

Jess of Portland Nursery
Get ready for Halloween with this class. Creating a miniature world fit for a fairy or two is a great way to get in touch with your creative, playful side. Jess will lead the group in this hands-on class and help you design, accessorize, and learn how to properly care for your enchanted world. Students of all ages are encouraged to bring items from their home or outdoors to incorporate into their fairy’s garden. $30 fee, payable at register day of class, limited to 15 students. Bring gloves. Enjoy the Class!

9000 SE DIVISION • Sunday • October 22 • 1:00-2:30pm
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October 28-29, 2017

raisedbedHands On Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Series

Tiffany Garner of Portland Nursery
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.

9000 SE DIVISION • Saturday • October 28 • 11:00-12:30pm
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paperwhitesThe Magic of Paperwhites

with Katie Davis of Portland Nursery
Come learn with Katie D of Portland Nursery about forcing paperwhites! This is an easy way to add life and fragrance to your home around the holidays! These lovely flowers can be rustic or elegant, depending how you deploy them. Bring your 6” diameter watertight vessel (or come early and buy one) and we will pot up some bulbs to grow through the winter in your home. Think wide mouth glass jars and/or bowls, glass or ceramic. Three bulbs will be provided and they fit in a vessel with a 6” diameter. Bring in more than one container if diameters are smaller. $10 materials fee.

5050 SE STARK • Saturday • October 28 • 1:00pm
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coldframesSeason Extension for Winter Vegetables

with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens
Cold, wet, dark, Winter presents many challenges to growing vegetables, but as gardeners we also have many tools to help us overcome these challenges! Come learn with Ian Wilson of Portland Edible Gardens about greenhouses, cold frames, low tunnels, row covers, mulching, and other ways to extend your harvest season long into the Winter!

5050 SE STARK • Sunday • October 29 • 1:00pm
Click here to register for this class.