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.
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
Bi-monthly East Portland Involved Citizens (EPIC) Meeting
When: Wednesday November 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM
Where: East Precinct Community Room (737 SE 106th Ave, 97216)
Keynote presentation: Portland Police Bureau’s Air Support Unit
When criminals flee from the police they sometimes evade the patrol officers who are pursuing them.
Who can follow them when they think they are free from capture?
Who can watch them as the drive recklessly through the city?
Who sees them run through backyards in the middle of the night?
Join East Portland Involved Citizens (EPIC) when Portland Police Bureau’s Chief Pilot, Sergeant Josh Goldschmidt, will answer these and other questions as he explains the workings of the Air Support Unit.
Help us develop the final design for Errol Heights Park!
December 1, 2018, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave (cafeteria)
We have received hundreds of comments about what makes Errol Heights Park special and the types of activities people would like to do there in the future. Based on that feedback, we now have a proposed design for the park.
Join us for this family-friendly, interactive event to help us review and refine the final recommended design.
Can’t make the open house? Take the online survey, open Dec. 1 – 16.
Over 100 people shared their ideas for park programming at the October open house. You can see what they said in our outreach summary on the project website.
Please join the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for a community meeting on the Precision Castparts Corporation Public Health Assessment (PHA) findings. OHA recently released a PHA which found low health risks from contaminants detected near the facility. Environmental health experts will provide an overview of the findings and process and answer questions.
Schedule: 6:00pm-7:00pm: Open House
7:00pm-8:30pm: Presentation and Q & A Session
Learn how to transform grapevines and evergreen cuttings into beautiful and festive wreaths for your door while supporting the Learning Gardens Laboratory (LGL). Learning Gardens Laboratory volunteers will teach you skills and share design tips to guide you through the wreath making process. No experience necessary!
Bring your creativity, gloves and pruners (if you have them) and take-away your very own unique wreath this year and expertise to recreate a wreath next year, all while supporting our educational farm and garden.
Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.
All of the proceeds from this workshop will go directly to the Learning Gardens Laboratory’s educational programs. Our mission is to cultivate a sustainable future through garden-based education.