October 7, 2018

Harvest Festival
Through October 31, 2018
EZ Orchards, Salem, OR

October in Oregon is a magical time of year! Each October the Market and Farm pull together to host you at our HarvestFest! This time of year brings a new meaning to "hustle and bustle!" Fresh apples and pears arrive from our orchards daily and the pumpkin patch and corn maze are ready for visitors. Our store is still full of great local foods, as well as a large number of fun decorations, packaged foods, and fall gift items.

Harvest Festival
Through October 31, 2018
Bauman Farms, Gervais, OR

With so many fun things to do where do you start? This year there are more than 25 activities for kids of all ages. The farm is transformed into an activity center with mazes, obstacle courses, giggle-worthy rides, oodles of farm animals and memories-a-plenty! Plan on spending the day with us for Fall Family Fun….All Day Long!

Pumpkin Patch, Pig Races, Mazes & More!
October 6-31, 2018
French Prairie Gardens, St. Paul, OR

The crisp fall air means it is time for some family fun at our pumpkin patch. Fall on the farm is much more than just pumpkins, we have animal feeding, giant slides, a corn maze, a hay maze, and a farm ninja challenge! There is so much to do for all in the family it’s hard to believe there could be a favorite, but the event everyone talks about is our Pigtucky Derby. The derby is our famous pig races! The pumpkin patch event runs over 4 weeks from October 6 to October 31st. Farm Fun Wristbands are available for purchase and cover all of the activities to experience.

Boundary Layer: the Ecology of Ferns and Mosses
Sunday, October 7, 2018 • 10:00am-12:30pm
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, OR

Meet at the Manor House. At our feet, yet often unnoticed, is 3-4 inch ecological bridge between the soil and above-the-ground life. Join Master Naturalist Marty Skinner for an enlightening look at mosses and lichens, critical components of this boundary layer. In a brief lecture & slide show, Marty will describe its nature and function. You’ll then head out into the garden to locate and identify several common species, and then come back indoors for a closer examination of a few specimens. Your eyes will open to a rich and fascinating part of the natural world. Free, but registration is required. Limit 12. To register visit or call 503-823-1671. Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97236.

Portland Fall Home and Garden Show
Thursday-Sunday, October 4-7, 2018 • Opens 11:00am
Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR

The Portland Fall Home Show returns to the Portland Expo Center filled to the brim with great home products and ideas. If you are searching for experts, remodeling pros or even that gardening or landscaping guru this is the fall show for you. Looking for what’s innovative and new for the home? Do you need to shop and compare home products and services? Then you need to visit the show! The Portland Fall Home Show has the largest selection of home product and service vendors all at one place – stop hunting around on the internet, come meet experts who can answer your questions. 2060 N Marine Dr, Portland, OR 97217. Hours: Thursday, October 4: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Friday, October 5: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 6: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday, October 7: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Overwintering Annuals
Sunday, October 7, 2018 • 11:00am
Portland Nursery (Division), Portland, OR

With Portland Nursery’s own Jess Fancon. Yes, you can successfully overwinter your tropical and borderline hardy plants by storing them in a protected place or by treating them as houseplants. Jess will teach you how to keep your Abutilon, Alocasia, Colocasia, Red Banana, Caladium, Begonias, Brugmansia, and Cannas safe and happy all winter long. She will demonstrate how to prune and store the red banana (Ensete maurelii) and how to pull and store canna rhizomes. You will leave this class confident that with these techniques, you will be able to enjoy these “annual” plants for many years to come.

Bonsai Series: 3. Seeds, Cuttings, Propagation
Sunday, October 7, 2018 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark), Portland, OR

With Steven Mulvaney of Portland Nursery. Humble Beginnings. Seeds? Cutting? Propagation? All of the above? Expand your collection by leaps and bounds!

Fall & Winter Interest
Sunday, October 7, 2018 • 1:00pm-2:00pm
Garland Nursery, Corvallis, OR

Gardening is not the exclusive domain of spring! There are many plants you can use to create interest in every season. This class will focus on generating interest in the fall and winter. Cost: Free to the public! 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis, OR, 97330.

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