Be a Stormwater Star!

Workshops Coming up in February, March, and April.

Learn to manage the rain that falls around your home, work with your fellow community members, and improve local water quality!

The annual Stormwater Stars workshop series offers free stormwater management instruction and resources to Portland-area residents, practicing skills such as native plant landscaping, erosion control, runoff water reduction, soil amendment/restoration, installation of permeable pathways, sod removal and more. 2018 workshop dates: Feb 24, March 10, March 18, April 8.

Sign up today at swni.org/stormwater or contact Lorena O’Neill at stormwater@swni.org for more information.

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Hands-on Class: Raised Garden Beds

Are you considering building raised beds for your garden? Could you use a few tips on construction? The Demo Garden will hold a hands-on class on building raised beds Saturday, March 10th, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. They’ll concentrate on wooden beds, but will talk about other techniques as well. As part of the process, you’ll build the first few raised beds for the new Annex garden. Use the 57th or 58th Avenue entrances, or the original entrance at 6801 SE 60th (a longer walk back to the Annex). Gloves might be handy, but otherwise just bring your hands and your brain. The general public is welcome. Send a note to DemoGardenNews@gmail.com if you plan to come.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Homefront class

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Multnomah affiliate is conducting Homefront, a free class a free educational program for families, caregivers and friends of military service members and vets with mental health conditions. For more information, read the full article here.

NAMI Homefront Class
VA Portland Medical Center, Tuesday
January 16 2018, 6:30 PM
 to 9:00 PM

 

Plant Propagation Class

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The Master Gardeners at the Demonstration Garden are announcing a new class on Plant Propagation open to both Master Gardeners and the public held on Saturday, April 1st, 9:00AM-12:30PM, and repeated on Saturday, April 15that the same time. The class will be held at Greenhouse #5 (southern-most) at the Learning Gardens Lab.

This class is “hands on”. You’ll learn about, and try your hand at cuttings, layering, division, suckering, offsets, grapes, fruit tree grafting, and even seeds! The classes will be limited to 24 students and will divide into four groups to visit four stations on different topics.  To register, send an email with the subject, “Propagation Class”.  You will receive an email response letting you know are accepted and specifying any things you should bring with you. You will also receive a response if the classes are full.  We look forward to seeing you in class. We will be gardening, so expect to get your hands dirty!