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Healthy Gardens, Healthy People: A Workshop Series

Healthy Gardens, Healthy People: A Workshop Series

Presented by Marion-Polk Food Share, Pringle Creek Community, Willamette University and Marion County Master Gardeners

 

A series of 13 workshops for the beginner and intermediate gardener.

Hosted by experts and enthusiasts from the local community.

$5 suggested donation per workshop.

 

RSVP to any and all workshops to: 503-581-3855 ext. 329, or imcdonald@marionpolkfoodshare.org. Address and directions provided upon RSVP.

1. Sunday, March 18: 1-3pm.  Taking advantage of sun and shade in your yard:  Herb gardens, Shade gardens, and Mushroom Basics (for both unwanted and edible mushrooms). 

                   Presenters:  Briana Lindh and Susie Dunham, each is a Professor of Biology at Willamette University

                   Venue:  Willamette University’s Zena Farm

 

2. Thursday, March 29: 5-7pm. Gardening 101: An introduction to growing your own food.

                   Presenter: Nicole McDavid, Urban Farmer at Pringle Creek Community

                   Venue: Pringle Creek Community Garden

 

3. Saturday, April 7: 10am-12pm. Soil health in the home garden.

                   Presenter: James Cassidy, Crop & Soil Scientist, Oregon State University

                   Venue: Redeemer Community Garden

 

4. Saturday, April 21: 10am-12pm.  Attracting birds, bees, and butterflies to your garden.                                        Presenters:  Bev Loos, mason bee enthusiast, and Dean Wentworth, Botanical Garden and Greenhouse Curator at Willamette University

                    Venue: Willamette University’s Zena Farm

 

5. Saturday, May 19:  1-3pm.  Vegetable gardening in the northwest.

                   Presenters:  Peter Henry, Zena Farm Manager, and Jennifer Johns, Associate Director for Sustainable Agriculture Education at Willamette University

                   Venue:  Willamette University’s Zena Farm

 

6. Thursday, June 7: 5-7pm.  Vermicomosting: Creating compost with worms.

                   Presenter:  Gretchen Doering, AmeriCorps Service Member, Marion-Polk Food Share.

                   Venue:  Hammond Community Garden

 

7. Saturday, June 16: 10am-12pm.  Garden friends and foes: Managing pests and encouraging beneficials in your garden.

                   Presenter:  Gail Gredler, Instructor of Horticulture, Chemeketa Community College.

                   Venue:  Southeast Salem Neighborhood Garden

 

8. Saturday, July 14: 10am-12pm.  An introduction to permaculture design.

                   Presenter:  Andrew Millison, permaculturalist and instructor at Oregon State University.

                   Venue:  Sunnyside Organics, River St. House.

 

9. Sunday, August 12: 12-2pm.  Heirloom varieties and saving your own seed.

                   Presenters:  Diana Cason, seed saver enthusiast & Ian Dixon-McDonald, Marion-Polk Food Share Community Gardens Program Director.

                   Venue:  Redeemer Community Garden

 

10.  August, TBD.  Cover crops and winter gardening

                   Presenter:  Pete Nagy, Northgate Forgiveness and Peace Garden Coordinator and winter gardening enthusiast.

                   Venue:  The Oregon School for the Deaf Urban Farm

 

11. September, TBD.  Hoop house construction

                   Presenter:  Pamela Lyons-Nelson, Fuente de Vide Community Garden Coordinator

                   Venue:  Fuente de Vida Community Garden

 

12. September, TBD.  Season extension with cold frames

                   Presenter:  Michael Taylor, the Greenhouse Catalog.

                   Venue:  Northgate Forgiveness and Peace Garden

 

13. Sunday, October 14:  1-3 pm.  Crop rotation and companion planting for your garden.  Presenters: Peter Henry, Zena Farm Manager, and Jennifer Johns, Associate Director for Sustainable Agriculture Education at Willamette University.

                   Venue:  Willamette University’s Zena Farm

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