, March 15, 2020

The Home Orchard Society Hosts the 44th Annual Fruit Propagation Fair!
Sunday March 15, 2020 • 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 scions (cuttings) including apple, pear, quince, plum and cherry. 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 - all kinds and sizes to make your own fruit trees. Plants - Strawberries, blueberries, grapes, plus one year old grafted fruit trees and grape vines. Mason bee supplies. Custom grafting - get your own tree made as you watch. Books and literature about growing fruit. Local honey from Raw Oregon Honey. Plants from One Green World.

Clackamas County Fairgrounds - 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR. For more information go to:

Seed Starting Basics
Sunday, March 15, 2020 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Corina Reynolds Stearns of Portland Nursery. Let’s get sowing! Learn the basics of starting seeds both indoors and out. We’ll discuss starting seeds inside vs. direct sowing outside, indoor lighting options, outdoor seedling protection, soil mediums, types of seeds, and many essential tips and tricks.

Writing and Drawing with Plants
Sunday, March 15, 2020 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR
with interdisciplinary artist Tamara Lynne, of Portland Nursery

Bring a hardback notebook with blank pages and a pen, pencil or any other drawing materials, and settle in to enjoy quiet writing and drawing inspiration from the many vibrant living things around us: plants, trees, insects, birds, sun, wind and weather. Through close listening, careful observation, and a series of timed prompts, we’ll engage with the environment. We plan to be outside for part of the time, weather permitting. Chairs will be available, but feel free to bring cushions or other seating if you like.

Houseplant Mounting Workshop
Sunday, March 15, 2020 • 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: $27. Class limit: 10 people.

Sweet Dreams with Garden Herbs
Sunday, March 15, 2020 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Missy Rohs, Arctos School of Herbal Studies. There are lots of different garden plants that can be safely and effectively utilized to send you off to dreamland! We’ll explore some stellar soporifics (sleep herbs) to use as teas, tinctures, or dream pillows, as well as ‘magical’ plant allies to encourage dreaming. All of them make beautiful additions to the garden, too!

Oregon Cactus and Succulent Society Meeting
Sunday, March 15, 2020 • 3:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

Oregon Cactus and Succulent Society will present "The New, Rare, and Seldom Seen Cacti and other Succulents of Mexico". This video was presented at the 2017 Cactus and Succulent Society of America Convention. Open to the public!

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