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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm
6:30-7:30pm
f so, join us for our science talk, Rain in the Urban Jungle! We will have local water experts talking about green infrastructure like bioswales, and what we can do at home to prevent runoff into our precious streams in the Pacific Northwest. RSVP on the Johnson Creek Watershed Council Website. This special Science Talk is a partnership with Water Environment Services, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and the North Clackamas Urban Watersheds Council. Let’s talk about science!
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18
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Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
oin the Friends of Errol Heights for their third Saturday Work Party – and Earth Day! Tasks: Mulching, grass cutting, removing plant label flags, litter patrol- for more details, email Paul paulciri41@gmail.com! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, warm clothes and a sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.
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My Org
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:30am-1pm
10:30am-1pm
Longing for a beautiful yard but concerned about using toxic chemicals as a quick fix? Learn to manage your home landscape using ecologically-sensitive techniques. Topics will include: • Principles to promote healthy soil and healthy plants • Organic management techniques for lawns, landscape beds, and vegetables/fruits • Why pesticides are not the easy answer we crave • Organic approaches to difficult issues, such as azalea lace bugs, slugs, aphids in trees, rose black spot, spotted wing drosophila, and other common challenges With Weston Miller, Oregon State University Master Gardeners and Sharon Selvaggio, Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
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22
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Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 8am-10pm
8am-10pm
Delicious Earth Day Event! Get half off at many of the most climate-friendly restaurants in the Portland area on Earth Day! According to a United Nations report, animal agriculture contributes more to global warming than all the cars, trucks, planes, trains, and boats combined – the entire transportation sector, worldwide. This means that vegetarian/vegan restaurants are the most climate-friendly restaurants. Try one on Earth Day for half price! Download a free coupon from nwveg.org/EarthDay, valid at over 20 locations in the Portland area.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
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Wisteria Lane
Come join Johnson Creek Watershed Council to celebrate Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day by removing invasive species from our watershed. World Fish Migration Day: The World Fish Migration Day is a one day global-local event to create awareness on the importance of open rivers and migratory fish. Connecting Fish, Rivers and People Earth Day: April 22 marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Project: Come help us celebrate Earth Day and World Fish Migration Day by removing yellow flag iris, ivy, holly, blackberry, and wisteria from our watershed that supports fish migration. Note: Please wear rubber boots and/or shoes you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. Instruction, tools, gloves, water and coffee/tea provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult. RSVP to JCWC: Email courtney@jcwc.org and tell her which site you prefer, Wisteria Lane or the 7th Street Bridge. Or call 503.652.7477 ext 101.
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23
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24
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 11:30am-1pm
11:30am-1pm
Join resisters at Resist Trump Tuesday at Senator Merkley's April 24 in Portland to speak out to Senate staff.​
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Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10am through Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:30pm
10am through Thursday, May 31 at 9:30pm
Join the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO), Portland chapter, partnering organizations, and friends in celebrating and exploring native plants in all their springtime glory! From April 28th to May 31st, Native Plant Month 2018 (NPM-PDX) features workshops, guided hikes, and presentations that serve to promote a greater appreciation and knowledge of our local native plants and highlight the importance of protecting and preserving these valuable species. More information about dates, times, and registration can be found at npmpdx.org. We hope to see you there! NPM-PDX 2018 Highlighted Events: - Native plant walks at local parks in and near Portland - "Wetlands 101" workshop - Forest and historical site outings featuring topics such as fire ecology - Botanical illustration and crafting workshop - Paddle & Plant Walk at Elk Rock Island - Native Plant Keying / Botany Workshop For more information, please visit the event website at npmpdx.org.
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Venue:
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Eliot Center
We hope that you will join Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, the high school student winners of our 2018 Greenfield Peace Writing Scholarship, and keynote speaker Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner in an evening of poetry, reflection, and engagement on nuclear weapons elimination. The writing scholarship is open to all Oregon 11th and 12th grade students in Oregon. This year's topic is "What would it take to eliminate nuclear weapons in your lifetime?" We've received a record number of entries from across the state and our distinguished panel of judges are busy reading the submissions. We hope to see you there! This event is free open to the public. Website: www.oregonpsr.org/awards_ceremony Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/167158407418563/
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Apr
29
2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10am through Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 9:30pm
10am through Thursday, May 31 at 9:30pm
Join the Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO), Portland chapter, partnering organizations, and friends in celebrating and exploring native plants in all their springtime glory! From April 28th to May 31st, Native Plant Month 2018 (NPM-PDX) features workshops, guided hikes, and presentations that serve to promote a greater appreciation and knowledge of our local native plants and highlight the importance of protecting and preserving these valuable species. More information about dates, times, and registration can be found at npmpdx.org. We hope to see you there! NPM-PDX 2018 Highlighted Events: - Native plant walks at local parks in and near Portland - "Wetlands 101" workshop - Forest and historical site outings featuring topics such as fire ecology - Botanical illustration and crafting workshop - Paddle & Plant Walk at Elk Rock Island - Native Plant Keying / Botany Workshop For more information, please visit the event website at npmpdx.org.
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Mulch with Friends of Tideman Johnson to help summer plant survivorship!
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6
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Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9am through Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 5pm
9am through Saturday, May 19 at 5pm
Join us this spring for our 2 week comprehensive permaculture design course. This course will help you gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of ecological design through lecture, discussion, slideshows, design projects, and hands-on experience. May is the perfect time to deepen your understanding of natural systems and how they can inform design. Topics in our course include: Permaculture Ethics & Principles Mapping & Design Exercises Pattern Recognition Observation & Site Analysis Ecology & Natural Cycles Garden Design & Establishment Useful Plants & Planting Strategies Water Harvesting, Management, & Conservation Soils & Soil Building Strategies Animals in the System Forests, Agroforestry, & Tree Crops Ecological Building Appropriate Technology Urban Permaculture Village Design Cooperative Economics & more! Stay on an extra week or two for this year’s Permaculture Installation Project. Registration for the Installation is discounted $150 if you register for both at the same time!
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8
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9
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10
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Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 8am-4pm
8am-4pm
Help support the work of the Home Orchard Society and go home with a few new plants! The Home Orchard Society has been sharing our love of backyard fruit growing for the last 40 + years. We invite you to join in the fun and grow some fruit! What’s available? … -dwarf and semi dwarf fruit trees (newly grafted): apple (30+ varieties!!!), European pear, Asian pear, plums, figs -blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, thimbleberries, strawberries, lingonberries, currants, evergreen huckleberries Our friends at Wild Oaks Nursery will have nice selection of PNW native plants and Permaculture Rising is joining us with lots of vegetable starts, medicinal/culinary herbs, and pollinator and wildlife friendly plants. And what fruit lover’s festival would be complete without homemade jams and jellies???? Our friend Sarah Smith makes unique jams and jellies from some of the more unusual fruits we run across...cornelian cherry jelly and Chinese hawthorn butter are a couple of our favorites!!! Come check out some of her Smiths Home Harvest Preserves.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Come join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Friends of Trees as we mulch hundreds of native trees and shrubs at Powell Butte Lower Floodplain in SE Portland! Tree Care events help ensure the highest level of plant survival through the dry summer months. RSVP to JCWC: Email courtney@jcwc.org or call 503.652.7477 ext 101.
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13
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Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Friends of Errol Heights to complete important ecological enhancement projects at this little gem of a Park. Task: To be announced! No experience necessary! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, warm clothes and a sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.
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20
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Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9am through Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5pm
9am through Friday, June 1 at 5pm
This 2 week program will pick up where our Spring PDC left off, by implementing designs created by students during the prior two weeks. This year’s project will focus on homestead design and retrofit and including garden and landscape installation and upkeep, forest garden planting, greywater installation, light straw clay and earthen plaster systems. Students will have the opportunity to gain skills that they can use in their home and professional lives while experiencing the real-world nuances of various systems; gaining experience that informs better system design and planning.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2pm
2pm
Supporting pollinators is all the rage, but how do you do it? This workshop will help you get started. You’ll learn about pollinator forage and nesting needs, which plants are pollinator-friendly, using bee-safe strategies to manage pests, raising mason bees, and how to identify bees in your yard. We'll conclude with a 45-minute walk around the neighborhood, looking for examples of pollinator-attractive plants, good design and pollinators as we walk. With Andony Melathopoulos (Oregon State University), Sharon Selvaggio (Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides) and John Edwards (Brushy Mountain Bee Farm). Free but pre-registration is required.
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3
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9
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Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 8:45am-noon
8:45am-noon
Venue:
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Wisteria Lane
Come join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the City of Gresham improve the health of Johnson Creek as we mulch hundreds of trees and shrubs!! Mulch helps suppress weed growth and is a great way to recycle organic matter! Mulch also helps improve soil moisture, which will help ensure the highest level of plant survival through the dry summer months. RSVP to JCWC: Email courtney@jcwc.org or call 503.652.7477 ext 101.
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10
2018
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11
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12
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Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2pm through Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9:30pm
2pm through Sunday, June 17 at 9:30pm
Where else can you experience 3 days of craft beer/wine tasting; camping under the stars; partying with an amazing bunch of internationally known bands surrounded by a glorious 80 acre botanical garden? BREWCAMP! • Nonstop music on two stages, this year featuring Vintage Trouble, Ozomatli, Blitzen Trapper, Dirty Revival, Diego's Umbrella, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Keith Greeninger, David Jacobs-Strain, The Will West & The Friendly Strangers, The Severin Sisters, The Standing & Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters. • On-site festival camping for tents and RVs surrounded by an 80 acre botanical garden; • Craft beer tasting with 40+ craft breweries pouring 80+ beers, ciders and meads (and there’s wine tasting, too!); • Food, retail, and art vendors plus outdoor activities and workshops for the entire family! Plus the festival kicks off June 14th with the Brewer’s Dinner, an exclusive six course small plates meal with beer pairings from selected breweries. Proceeds benefit The Oregon Garden. Tickets at www.BrewCampFest.com. For more info, call 1-888-992-7397, ext. 2.
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Jun
16
2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9am-noon
9am-noon
Join Portland Parks & Recreation, Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Friends of Errol Heights to complete important ecological enhancement projects at this little gem of a Park. Task: To be announced! No experience necessary! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear, warm clothes and a sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.
Sunday
Jun
17
2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2pm through Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9:30pm
2pm through Sunday, June 17 at 9:30pm
Where else can you experience 3 days of craft beer/wine tasting; camping under the stars; partying with an amazing bunch of internationally known bands surrounded by a glorious 80 acre botanical garden? BREWCAMP! • Nonstop music on two stages, this year featuring Vintage Trouble, Ozomatli, Blitzen Trapper, Dirty Revival, Diego's Umbrella, Katy Guillen & The Girls, Keith Greeninger, David Jacobs-Strain, The Will West & The Friendly Strangers, The Severin Sisters, The Standing & Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters. • On-site festival camping for tents and RVs surrounded by an 80 acre botanical garden; • Craft beer tasting with 40+ craft breweries pouring 80+ beers, ciders and meads (and there’s wine tasting, too!); • Food, retail, and art vendors plus outdoor activities and workshops for the entire family! Plus the festival kicks off June 14th with the Brewer’s Dinner, an exclusive six course small plates meal with beer pairings from selected breweries. Proceeds benefit The Oregon Garden. Tickets at www.BrewCampFest.com. For more info, call 1-888-992-7397, ext. 2.
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Jun
18
2018
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Jun
19
2018
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Jun
20
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Jun
21
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22
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