New Gate at Learning Gardens Lab

New gate access for Learning Gardens Lab across from Brentwood Park tennis courts!

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Hazeltine Park Stewardship Party

Join Portland Parks staff as they weed and tidy the nature patch at Hazeltine Park on Tuesday, June 25th from 11:30AM-1:30PM.  Neighbors are encouraged to join!  Extra tools and gloves provided or bring your own.

Learning Gardens Laboratory Placemaking Celebration

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Join us for the Learning Gardens Laboratory Placemaking Celebration on June 1st, from 9:00am-2:00pm! Morning yoga, a guided walk around the property, visioning, hands-on tasks to improve the space and tend to seasonal needs, arts and crafts and a potluck! Come celebrate the beautiful space of Learning Gardens Lab, along with all the many people who make up this wonderful community.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/620330705044168/

Please see below for a more comprehensive schedule. Feel free to invite anyone and everyone!

Location:

Learning Gardens Laboratory

6745 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206

Please bring: 

-A dish to share
-Water bottle
-Gardening Gloves (if you have them)
-Clothes you are okay with getting dirty
-Closed toed shoes

This event is associated with City Repairs’ Village Building Convergence. Check out other events happening throughout this week, found here: https://villagebuildingconvergence.com/

LGL Placemaking Schedule

9:00am Placemaking Yoga with Jaime Mathis

  • Yoga and song facilitated by Leadership for Sustainability Education graduate student Jaime Mathis

10:00am Observation Walk & Opening Circle

  • Guided walk around the Learning Gardens Laboratory and the surrounding neighborhood
  • Gather and share observations about the space
  • Transition into hands-on tasks!

 10:45am Placemaking Activities 

  • Prepare our new entrance area
  • Tend to seasonal needs of the garden
  • Co-create welcoming artwork with natural materials recycled from the land

12:45pm Visioning and Closing Circle

  • Gather, put intentions into the space, celebrate achievements and rejoice the abundance to come!

1:15pm Potluck, Abundance Table, and Celebration!

  • Bring a dish to share and eat in a welcoming community setting!
  • Make art!
  • Listen to music!
  • Celebrate what we are creating together!

Hope to see you there!

Leach Botanical Gardens April/May 2019 Events

Leach Botanical Gardens April/May 2019 Events

The bridge at SE 122nd Ave is OPEN!

PLANT SALE, Saturday, April 13th, 9:00AM (LBG Friends), 9:30AM (general) to 2:00PM at Floyd Light Middle School.

SPRING BIRDS IN THE GARDEN with Laura Whittemore, April 21, 9:00AM- 12:00PM This workshop takes the mystery out of bird observation and identification by giving you the tools to see the whole bird—not just its color, but its shape, size, pattern, behavior, and more. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. Meet at the Manor House. $30 General/ $25 LBG Friends

SHINRIN YOKU TOUR, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00AM – 12:00PM Leach Garden is a powerful place of respite in bustling SE Portland. Join us for a soothing, expansive walk through the forest, meadow, and creek side.

BOTANICAL ECO-DYEING, April 28, 9:00AM – 4:00PM Textile artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process and you’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. Cost: $125 general/$115 LBG Friend. Includes all silk fabric and dying supplies.

CREATING WILDLIFE HABITAT TREES, Saturday, May 4, 11:00AM-12:30PM More than a quarter of woodland wild-life species use dead and dying trees for food, shelter, and cover. Learn how snags can be coaxed into critical habitat with Board Certified Master Arborist and PCC instructor Anne LeSenne. Meet at the entrance to the Claybourne Parking Lot. $25.00 General/$20.00 LBG Friend

NATIVE BEE WORKSHOP Saturday, May 11, 1:00-4:00PM Join Jess Tyler for an overview of Oregon’s native bees, an examination of bees through dissecting scopes, followed by a chance to catch and release some as we take a guided tour through the Garden. $20 general/$15 LBG Friend

CHILDREN’S NATURE FAIR, Saturday, May 18, 10:00AM-2:00PM  Please let Annie Winn know if you’d like to volunteer!

LILLA LIT, Sunday, May 19th, 4:00-6:00PM. We’re thrilled to announce Lilla Lit, a new signature literary reading series held at Leach Botanical Garden. Please join us for the inaugural Lilla literary event on the East Terrace to hear from these six acclaimed Portland authors: Justin Hocking, Apricot Irving, Keetje Kuipers, Nastashia Minto, Liz Prato, and Liz Scott. $10 suggested donation at the door.

February and March Events at Leach Botanical Gardens

YOGA CLASS: Tuesdays, 1:00-1:50PM, Manor House. Optimize your overall well-being with yoga. All levels welcome. Taught by Jill Russell or Kelly Carsley. $10 LBG Friends, $12 non-members.

WINTER INTEREST WALK: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00AM-12:00PM. Join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick on a winter garden highlights walk. Free for LBG Friends/$5 non-members. Pre-registration requested

WHY THERE ARE WORDS PDX: Sunday, February 17, 4:00-6:00PM. Six acclaimed authors will read from their work on the theme of Peace & Justice. WTAW is an award-winning national reading series that we are fortunate to host at the Garden, thanks to Virginia Brandabur and Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet. The $10 requested donation benefits the garden.

BEDROCK THEATRE: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00-8:00PM. An evening of live music and storytelling with Bedrock Band. This inaugural Bedrock Theatre event kicks off the Garden’s partnership with Bedrock in presenting seasonal events that connect audiences with the environment. Suggested $5-25 donation; no one turned away. Proceeds benefit the garden. Click here to learn more!

BENEFICIAL INSECTS WORKSHOP: Sunday, March 3, 1:00-3:30PM. EMSWCD is presenting this workshop at the Garden on how native insects keep gardens healthy and thriving. Click here to register!

SPRING GARDEN FAIR: Saturday, March 16, 10:00AM-2:00PM. Seed Exchange, Tool Sharpening, Kid’s Nature Walk at 11:00AM, Ethnobotany Tour at 1:00PM, Stone Cabin Open House, and mini-cupcakes while they last!

NATIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 6, 9:00-11:30AM. EMSWCD will provide information on the benefits of gardening with native plants, which ones do well together, and other tips on growing natives. Click here to register!