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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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

Learning Gardens Lab Work Parties

Don’t miss the Learning Gardens Lab’s upcoming work parties for 2018!

  • Monday, January 15th, from 10:00PM-1:00PM
  • Saturday, February 24th, from 10:00AM-1:00PM
  • Winter Volunteer Drop-in Hours (1/10 – 3/17): Wednesdays: 12:00-3:00PM with Kevin, Isabelle, and Brittnee

For more information visit their site or find them on Facebook and Instagram.

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.

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.