March 10, 2019

Bamboo Fence Building Workshop
Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10, 2019 • 9:00am-3:00pm
Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, OR

This two-day hands-on experience teaches participants to design and build a bamboo fence panel using traditional Japanese materials and techniques with staff gardeners. The process begins with a walk around the Garden and a review of the use and placement of bamboo fences. There will be a discussion on types and styles as well as a review of the history and evolution of Japanese bamboo fences. Day one includes lectures and demonstrations, with hands-on tool practice and knot-tying sessions. On day two, participants apply their new skills to build a Japanese bamboo fence and receive a brief demonstration of fence repair and refurbishing.

The Home Orchard Society Hosts the 44nd Annual Fruit Propagation Fair!
Sunday, March 10, 2019 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, OR

This event will be held in the main pavilion at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. You’ll find hundreds of varieties of free scions and cuttings. If you graft this is paradise. Or you can choose custom grafting by experts for only $5. Come join the fun of growing good fruit at home!

Free with your admission are: Hundreds of varieties of apple, pear, cherry, plum and persimmon scions. Arrive early for the best selection; Cuttings of grapes, kiwis, and figs to root!; HOS experts to answer your fruit growing questions!; Door prizes!

For sale are: Rootstocks and plants; Mason bee supplies; Custom grafting by experienced grafters; Books and literature about growing fruit. Make-A-Tree orders will be ready for pick up at the Fruit Propagation Fair.

Admission: $5 for members (family $10); $7 for non-members (family $12); Free if you join HOS at this show! 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR. For more information go to:

About Home Orchard Society: Home Orchard Society promotes the science, culture and pleasure of growing fruit at home via educational outreach and assistance. Home Orchard Society serves the Pacific NW community and beyond by providing accessible resources and hosting learning events for fruit growers of all skill levels. Home Orchard Society endeavors to preserve disappearing heirloom fruit varieties, perpetuating the history, culture and heritage of the Pacific NW’s 19th and 20th century pioneer orchards.

Build-Your-Own Fertilizer
Sunday, March 10, 2019 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Katie Davis, Master Gardener. Thinking about creating your own fertilizer from bulk ingredients? Look past N-P-K and consider how your garden and your plants respond to different kinds of input. Katie will discuss common bulk amendments and converting your needs into application rates.

Celebrate the Spring Equinox
Sunday, March 10, 2019 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Holly Pruett, Life-Cycle Celebrant, and Terrie Burdette, Portland Nursery. Join us in welcoming Spring! Prepare to celebrate the Spring Equinox by making a springtime altar swag from foraged plant material. Holly Pruett will help the group reflect on the ways humankind has honored and joined in the turning of the seasons throughout time. Swag construction will be led by Portland Nursery landscape designer Terrie Burdette. Class limited to 12 students. Please bring hand pruners, gloves and any elements you’d like to incorporate into your altar swag. $10 materials fee, payable at the register.

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