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!

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Summer Camps at Learning Gardens Lab

Are you looking for an amazing summer camp for your youngster right here in Brentwood-Darlington?  Look no further than Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors at our very own Learning Gardens Laboratory!  This local nonprofit brings hands-on ecology experiences to area youth in grades K-6th. Click the links above to learn more and register your child today!

2019 OSU Master Gardener Training Registration NOW OPEN!

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2019 OSU Master Gardener™ Training Registration NOW OPEN!

 Registration is now open for the 2019 OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Training! The training includes all aspects of sustainable gardening in a fun and friendly environment.  Science-based curriculum is offered in a combination of in-person, online classes and hands-on workshops that run February through March.  This unique training is followed by volunteer educational outreach.

Become a garden educator and help your community to grow from the ground up!  Learn more and register TODAY!

A limited number of reduced-fee fellowships and scholarships are available.  The application deadline for the reduced fee slots is November 30, 2018.  For details and a link to the reduced fee slot application, visit our Master Gardener training webpage and scroll down to Option 3. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/become-master-gardener

Hazeltine Park Planting and Ribbon Cutting

After a summer of radical landscape alteration, Hazeltine Park is looking fantastic and we need your help to complete this beautiful naturescape.

Join the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation to install hundreds of native, pollinator-friendly plants and cut the ribbon on the new natural landscape with our guest of honor and park namesake, Dick Hazeltine.  We will also be planting a tree to honor Mr. Hazeltine’s late wife, Opal Hazeltine, who was instrumental in the development of the original park.  (There will be a second event to finish spring planting on March 23rd.)

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WHEN: Saturday, December 1st, from 9am-12pm
(Everyone is welcome! Arrive at 8:45am for orientation, or feel free to join in as a second wave later on.)
WHERE: Hazeltine Park – 5416 SE Flavel Driv
Parking: on street parking available nearby in the neighborhood
Transit: Nearby bus stops on lines 71 and 75
Dress for the weather. We’ll have gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Please RSVP to attend the planting here!

Learn about the project here

Sign up on Facebook here

Click below to download and print a flier to share with your neighbors:

2016 DEQ Errol Heights Soil Sampling Report

Are you concerned about what’s in your soil?  The 2016 Department of Environmental Quality Errol Heights Soil Sampling Report is available!  This report includes the sampling done at the Errol Heights Community Garden.  To view and download the report, click here.

First Annual LGL Farm to Fork Dinner

From Learning Gardens Lab:

SAVE THE DATE!
Please join us for the Learning Gardens Laboratory first annual Farm to Fork Dinner!

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:00-9:00PM  at Learning Gardens Laboratory (6801 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206)

The evening includes:

  • A guided, edible tour through the garden
  • A multi-course meal prepared by PSU Eats Executive Chef Matt Steele
  • Each dish includes freshly grown produce from LGL, along with wine and beer pairings
  • Live entertainment
  • Storytelling by PSU students

All proceeds raised at the Farm to Fork fundraiser will support programming and development of the Learning Gardens Laboratory, including innovative garden-based education projects with Lane Middle School and Portland State University Capstone students. The mission of Learning Gardens Laboratory is to support academic achievement, leadership development, and local sustainable food systems by providing multicultural, interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and experiential garden-based education for public school students and their families, university students, and community members.  Please join us in celebrating the bounty of summer at this special event!

A vegan/gluten-free dinner option will be provided.

Portland summer casual party attire and garden-friendly footwear are encouraged.

Reserved sponsorship tables available, please contact Brittnee Gilbert.

Admission: $75 per person. Limited tickets are available, so please reserve your tickets now: Purchase Tickets