March 3, 2019

Small Fruit Series: Grapes
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Ken Whitten of Portland Nursery. The shrubs and vines of these tasty berries and fruits are key elements in an edible landscape plan. Learn about the needs and qualities of different varieties that do well in this area, and how they can make your garden beautiful as well as providing tasty fruit for fresh eating or preserving. Classes in this series can be taken separately.

Use Your Weeds!
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Missy Rohs, Arctos School of Herbal Studies. It’s March and the dandelions are everywhere! Join herbalist Missy Rohs for a look at some of our most common garden weeds and how we can learn to love them. Many of these pesky plants can be prepared as delicious food or healing medicine. Finding ways to use weeds is more sustainable, healthy, and fun than treating them with chemicals.

Pest Control by Beneficial Insects
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 1:00pm-3:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Hosted by Leach Botanical Garden. Are you battling pests in your urban garden? Meet the beetles, bugs, flies, lacewings and other invertebrates such as spiders and centipedes that work around the clock to provide free pest control. In this class, offered by the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, you will discover plant types and management practices that provide habitat to attract and sustain beneficial insects that help your garden thrive. You’ll also learn how to keep an eye out for some of the invasive insect pests that currently threaten our state.

Free. Registration is required. Please register through EMSWCD:

Location: Manor House at Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97236.

Houseplant Mounting Workshop
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With MacKenzie Kidd of Portland Nursery. Learn the trick to mounting your favorite houseplants, starting with the classic Staghorn Fern! We’ll discuss design and care of your mount, as well as tips for mounting other epiphytic genera. Plants and materials will be provided, and you’ll go home with a new specimen to add to your plant collection!
Class Fee: $25. Class limit: 10 people.

Starting Our Plants From Seed, Part 1: Refining and Improving Propagation
Sunday, March 3, 2019 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Marc Scheidecker. This class focuses on growing nutrient dense food that tastes really good and contributes to our health at the same time! This approach to growing vegetables improves on organic gardening methods that tend to focus on what not to use or what not to do, rather than on the levels of nutrients in our food.

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