Classes & Events

Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, January 26th @ 10am
Presenter: Chris Shonnard
We’ll cover a number of horticultural techniques that control growth, remove dead or diseased wood, and stimulate the formation of flowers. We encourage you to dress warm as there may be an outside demonstration.
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Bee Class Series 2019
Saturday, February 23rd @ 11am
Saturday, March 16th @ 11am
*Saturday, April 27th, @ 11am (TBD)
*Saturday, May 25th, @ 11am (TBD)
Instructor: Fred Selby
Cost: $60 Individual; $100 Family (maximum 2)
Whether you are brand new to beekeeping or already have some experience, this Beekeeping Class Series is an essential first step on the road to becoming a skilled, well-informed beekeeper. Get a great introduction on how to keep bees in our unique Willamette Valley climate and experience in-hive and hands-on learning opportunities.
*Weather permitting – Hands-on classes – Protective gear required
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Fruit Tree Spraying
Sunday, February 3rd @ 11am
Presenter: Darren Morgan
Learn the proper techniques, timing, and products for fruit tree spraying. Proper care in the dormant season can alleviate disease and insect problems during the growing season.
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Seed Starting
Wednesday, February 6th @ 11am
Presenter: Rachel Barnhart
This class will cover everything you need to know to start seeds for this spring including: seed starting schedules, variety selection, options for containers and media, where and how to start seeds along with when and how to plant them outside. We will discuss materials, tools and tricks for starting seeds. Bring seed starting questions and go home equipped with the know how to get started.
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All About Blueberries
Sunday, February 17th @ 11am
Presenter: Darren Morgan
We’ll be discussing the varieties that are available this year and when they’ll be ready for picking. Learn the basics on planting and care to produce the best crop this summer.
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All About Blueberries
Wednesday, February 20th @ 11am
Presenter: Rachel Barnhart
We’ll be discussing the varieties that are available this year and when they’ll be ready for picking. Learn the basics on planting and care to produce the best crop this summer.
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Keeping Mason Bees
Sunday, February 24th @ 11am
Presenter: Darren Morgan
This class will give ideas to increase pollination in early bloomers with solitary bees. Get the tips for proper nesting material, food sources, and raising your own cocoons.
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Onions and More – Gardening with the Allium Family
Saturday, March 2nd @ 11am
Presenter: Rachel Barnhart
Learn how to plant, harvest, and store onion; what varieties work best in the Pacific Northwest, the difference between short day, long day and day neutral varieties, and many other tips and pointers for having your best onion season yet!
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All About Strawberries
Wednesday, March 6th @ 11am
Presenter: Rachel Barnhart
We’ll be discussing the varieties that are available this year and when they’ll be ready for picking. Learn the basics on planting and care to produce the best crop this spring.
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Moles, Voles & Pests
Sunday, March 10th @ 11am
Presenter: Darren Morgan
This class will cover ways to deal with those pesky spring pests, including moles and voles. This is a great place to ask question and find the solution that works with your lifestyle.
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Moles, Voles & Pests
Wednesday, March 13th @ 11am
Presenter: Darren Morgan
This class will cover ways to deal with those pesky spring pests, including moles and voles. This is a great place to ask question and find the solution that works with your lifestyle.
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Planting for Pollinators
Sunday, March 17th @ 11am
Presenter: Darren Morgan
Class discussion will focus on who our local pollinators are, and why they are important. We will discuss the food and habitat needs of these pollinators, and how to landscape to encourage and develop pollinator populations.
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Planting for Pollinators
Wednesday, March 20th @ 11am
Presenter: Rachel Barnhart
Class discussion will focus on who our local pollinators are, and why they are important. We will discuss the food and habitat needs of these pollinators, and how to landscape to encourage and develop pollinator populations.
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All About Potatoes
Sunday, March 24th @ 11am
Presenter: Darren Morgan
Learn how to plant, harvest, and store potatoes. We’ll discuss what varieties work best in the Pacific Northwest, preparation for planting, feeding, pest prevention, and many other tips and pointers for having your best potato season ever!
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All About Potatoes
Wednesday, March 27th @ 11am
Presenter: Rachel Barnhart
Learn how to plant, harvest, and store potatoes. We’ll discuss what varieties work best in the Pacific Northwest, preparation for planting, feeding, pest prevention, and many other tips and pointers for having your best potato season ever!
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