FREE Sustainable Gardening Workshops

Brought to you by East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, these FREE workshops show participants how to create low-maintenance, low cost landscapes that conserve water, prevent pollution, and create healthy habitat for local birds & wildlife.

Native Plants
Wednesday, 9/27 from 6:00-8:30PM
Woodstock Community Center – 5905 SE 43rd Ave

Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants! Discover Portland’s most common native plant communities, learn which species do well in similar growing conditions, and get tips to help them thrive. A slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of local favorite native ground covers, shrubs and trees.

Rain Gardens 101
Saturday, 10/7 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Trinity United Methodist Church – 3901 SE Steele St.
Learn how rain gardens add beauty and color to your yard while helping restore the health of urban streams at the same time. You will get step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Naturescaping Basics
Saturday, 10/21 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Woodstock Community Center – 5905 SE 43rd Ave
Learn to create a low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, prevents pollution, and saves you time, money and energy. Get natural gardening & design tips that mimic nature, and make your garden a healthy place for people, pets and wildlife. Class covers native plants that thrive in the PNW, and other core naturescaping concepts.

Register online or call 503-222-7645 for more information.

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