FREE Native Plants Workshop

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.

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Preparing Your Garden for Winter Workshop

Preparing Your Garden for Winter Workshop
Woodlawn Community Garden, 7098 NE 11th Ave
Tuesday, September 19 2017, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Free class for registered community gardeners

Join us to learn how to prepare your garden for winter. Learn how to build healthy soil with cover crops and mulches, and what crops you can grow over winter.

Space is limited, RSVP: Kathy.dang@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-1881

The City of Portland is committed to providing meaningful access. For accommodations, modifications, translation, interpretation or other services, please contact 503-823-1612.

Traducción o interpretación: 503-823-1612.

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.

Green Thumb Community Orchard Work & Learn

July Topic: Irrigation, Water Management, & Fruit Monitoring
When: Saturday June 24th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Green Thumb Community Orchard is located at SE 57th & SE Cooper St. Map it!

Get outside, meet new people, learn about holistic urban agriculture, and care for a public space that provides fruit for the community, including people who are experiencing barriers to acquiring fresh produce. No registration necessary, just show up and get ready to enjoy the orchard. Projects for the day may include learning about irrigation, weeding and mulching.

Please bring:

  • water
  • appropriate clothes for the weather and working outside
  • closed-toe shoes
  • pen & notebook for learning session (optional)
  • gloves (optional)
  • your personal pruning tools (optional)

NOTE: If you bring any of your own tools or supplies make sure to mark them as your own so they don’t get mixed up with the others!

We’d love it if you came out to share a beautiful day in the orchard with us!  For more information, contact Kelly at Green Thumb Community Orchard.

Accessible Garden Open House

Tour an amazing accessible garden in our neighborhood!

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Our very own neighbor, Larry Cross, is opening his amazing home to share his garden with all of us!  Larry’s garden has been featured twice before in 2012 City of Portland’s
“Build It Green! Home Tour” and 2014 Tour of Five Accessible Southeast Portland Gardens.  You can see a video here and read more about his garden here. To find out more or ask Larry about his beautiful garden, send him an email.  Be sure to check out his lovely Fragrant Matisse Sculpture Park on September 17th at 7407 SE Glenwood St.