March 16, 2019

Cherry Blossom Day
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 10:00am-2:00pm
Oregon State Capitol, Salem, OR

Among dozens of blooming cherry trees, the Oregon State Capitol will host its third annual Cherry Blossom Day on March 18. The celebration will include a 5K run and walk, kite flying, cherry tasting, traditional Japanese performances and exhibits and other free, family-friendly activities.

Rent Mason Bees
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 10:00am-3:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Mason bees work during the spring to pollinate fruit trees and other plants that bloom in spring. Rent Mason Bees will provide you with bee kits saving you the hassle of buying, cleaning and storing bees each season. Pick up bees on this day and return them on a to be determined date. Check out their website; for more information, and to pre-order your bees if you would like. Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR 97330.

Kids' Club: Strawberries
Saturday, March 16, 2019(G) • 11:00am
Saturday, March 23, 2019(V) • 11:00am
Al’s Garden & Home, Gresham, Wilsonville(V), OR

Back by popular demand, we are planting strawberry plants in a unique container. Kids will love picking and eating their delicious red, ripe strawberries throughout the summer months! Join us to learn more about this wonderful fruit! $7.50 to cover the cost of materials.

Bonsai Class: Topic TBA
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 11:00am
Tsugawa Nursery, Woodland, WA

Join us and learn about this fun, relaxing and artistic hobby. All levels are invited. We look forward to seeing you! A fee for materials may be added once topic is determined. Call us for more information.

Raised Bed Veggies
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Tiffany Garner, 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 and learn what to do with your own raised beds, when you should be doing it, and 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.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Emma Pelton of The Xerces Society. Join Emma Pelton of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to learn about the monarch's migratory cycle, why you may not have seen any monarchs last year, why bumble bees are worth getting to know, and more. Get gardening advice about what species of milkweeds and other flowering plants to plant in our area that provide the greatest benefits to bees and butterflies. Learn how insecticides affect pollinators and alternatives to their use. Want to take your pollinator love outside the bounds of your garden? Receive an introduction to the wonderful world of insect citizen science including monarch and bumble bee projects happening right here in Oregon.

No Till Organic Garden Preparation
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 11:00am
Blooming Junction, Cornelius, OR

Save time, energy and resources while improving your garden's yield. Stop fighting Nature and learn how to work with it! No tractor? No problem! This is the no-till method; techniques demonstrated in this informative 1-hour presentation! Benefits of no-till: Bring new life into the garden with compost, giving “food” and habitat to decomposers; Reduce the release of humic carbon caused by tilling too frequently; Improve Soil Structure and enhance your garden soil biodiversity. This event is free!

Pond Maintenance
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Hughes Water Gardens, Stafford, OR

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Flavorful Greens in Temperate Climates: What, Why, and How
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Rachel Brunner, professional botanist and bitter greens aficionado. Bitter and other flavorful greens have a rich history as shoulder season fare. In this class we'll cover some of the history, biology/ecology, and health benefits of these often overlooked garden superstars. Then, we'll get into the nuts and bolts of growing and enjoying bitter and strong flavored greens.

Starting Our Plants from Seed, Part 2: Hands-On Application
Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Marc Scheidecker. Steve Solomon, over the course of a 45 year career in gardening, noticed that the most successful gardeners all started their own seeds. So, let's get started! In this class, we will apply what was covered in Starting Our Plants from Seed, Part 1. But even if you missed the first part, join us, and you will learn a lot. Materials fee $5 for seeds and supplies, payable to the instructor. Class size limited to 15 people.

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