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Saturday
Mar
26
2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Whip Grafting Saturday March 26th, 10am - 1pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood In this fun, hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of grafting, the most common method of fruit tree propagation. Learn why and how grafting is done, what root stock and scion wood are and which ones to use. You'll get to bring home a fruit tree that you grafted yourself and come away ready to propagate more fruit trees on your own! Additional trees & rootstocks will also be available for purchase at the workshop. About the instructor: Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. In 2010, he returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture garden. His botanical specialization is grasses. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1582&reset=1
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Saturday March 26th, 10am - 1pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood In this fun, hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of grafting, the most common method of fruit tree propagation. Learn why and how grafting is done, what root stock and scion wood are and which ones to use. You'll get to bring home a fruit tree that you grafted yourself and come away ready to propagate more fruit trees on your own! Additional trees & rootstocks will also be available for purchase at the workshop. About the instructor: Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. In 2010, he returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture garden. His botanical specialization is grasses. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1582&reset=1
Sunday
Feb
28
2016
Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Pollinators Sunday February 28th, 1pm - 4pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood Pollinators serve an important role in our local food web. More specifically, we need them in order for our fruit trees to produce bountiful fruit sets! In this hands-on workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of bee-keeping, learn about the life of bees, how to construct mason bee habitats, and which plants are favorable for attracting pollinators. For the hands-on portion of this workshop, we'll be cleaning mason bee cocoons and assembling mason bee habitats that will be installed at our 2016 Community Orchard sites. Additionally, every participant will get to take home cocoons, paper tubes for starter bee homes, and pollinator friendly flower seeds. About the instructors: Jen Davis lives in Portland with her two kids and husband. She is an artist, writer, filmmaker and urban farmer. She grows 16 kinds of fruit, and nearly one half of her family's vegetable supply. She also keeps ducks, and has raised Mason bees for ten years. She teaches Mason bee workshops from home and at schools throughout the region. Madelyn Morris is a Portland-based educator and co-owns Mickelberry Gardens, LLC with her husband. The start-up company is developing a product line based on locally harvested herbs, raw honey, beeswax, and other hive products from the couple’s steadily growing honeybee apiary in southeast Portland - where humane, ethical, and organic beekeeping methods are always utilized. Madelyn is happy to share her enthusiasm for honeybees and other pollinating insects, and promotes deepening our relationship with these fascinating and helpful creatures. www.mickelberrygardens.com The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1584&reset=1
Tuesday
Mar
24
2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
**Garden Tool Maintenance & Repair Tuesday March 24th, 5:30pm - 8:30pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood** During this workshop, we will be going over the essentials for tool maintenance: rust removal, sharpening, oiling and proper storage. Our instructor will also address handle repair and/or replacement options. This workshop will allow the participants to learn about these techniques through visual demonstration and direct participation . We will also be going over similar techniques that can be applied to most garden tools, such as shovels, trowels, pruners, rakes, and hoes. Instructor will provide: eye, ear, and respiratory protection; abrasives and finishes for maintenance and repair, and info packets for participants. Participants are encouraged, but not required to bring a garden tool(s) they would like to restore (no more than 3)! [Click here to register](http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?cid=0&reset=1&id=1321) **About the instructor:** Brian "Huts" Hutsebout is an MFA candidate in the Applied Craft and Design program at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Huts moved to Portland from Nashville, TN almost two years ago to start his quest as a graduate student in the arts. As an artist, he is interested in the impact that mass production and consumption has on the environment. It is through his profound connection to tools that Huts desires to empower individuals to make an ecological difference within their communities. Registration for this workshop is priced at $15. Sliding scale options are provided for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. **In addition, a limited amount of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available.** ***The location address and other details will be provided after you register.*** [Click here to register](http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?cid=0&reset=1&id=1321) [Upcoming workshop details](http://www.portlandfruit.org/tree-care-workshops) For questions contact: 503-284-6106 harvest@portlandfruit.org
Saturday
Mar
22
2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 3-6pm
3-6pm
Garden Tool Maintenance & Repair (hands-on workshop) Saturday, March 22nd 3pm - 6pm During this workshop, we will be going over the essentials for tool maintenance: rust removal, sharpening, oiling and proper storage. Our instructor will also address handle repair and/or replacement options. This workshop will allow the participants to learn about these techniques through visual demonstration and direct participation . We will also be going over similar techniques that can be applied to most garden tools, such as shovels, trowels, pruners, rakes, and hoes.
Sunday
Feb
16
2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Pollinators! Sunday February 16th, 10:00am-1:00pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood Pollinators serve an important role in our local food web. More specifically, we need them in order for our fruit trees to produce bountiful fruit sets! In this hands-on workshop, you will gain a basic understanding of bee-keeping, learn about the life of bees, how to construct mason bee habitats, and which plants are favorable for attracting pollinators. For the hands-on portion of this workshop, we'll be cleaning mason bee cocoons and assembling mason bee habitats that will be installed at our 2014 Community Orchard sites. Additionally, every participant will get to take home cocoons, paper tubes for starter bee homes, and pollinator friendly flower seeds. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided at the event. Click here to register: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=952&reset=1 About the instructor: Jen Davis has raised native Mason bees for eleven years; they help pollinate the sixteen kinds of fruits, (along with many of her family's vegetables), which she grows in her suburban yard. She teaches classes on Mason bees throughout the NW region, and is the co-founder of Bee Friendly Portland, an organization working at the neighborhood level to help raise awareness of ways to protect and support wild and managed pollinators. Jen also currently serves as Vice-President of KBOO 90.7 FM Community Radio Board of Directors. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Click here to register now: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=952&reset=1
Saturday
Feb
1
2014
Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Espalier Training & Pruning Saturday February 1st, 10:00am-1:00pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood This fun workshop will be an opportunity to learn what it takes to establish a proper espalier training system for your fruit tree and what pruning cuts you need to make to maintain that structure. You'll also be able to gain some practice pruning on espaliered trees under skilled supervision at this event. To attend this workshop we ask that you already have a basic understanding of pruning. If you do not have a basic understand of pruning, please attend one of our Winter Pruning workshops. About the instructor: Ben Gibson has been working with trees since he was a skidder operator as a teenager. Since 2008, he has been working in the urban arboriculture field. He has taken on the roles of ISA Certified Climbing Arborist, Crew Lead, and Salesman. In April 2013, he started his own small business as "The Tree Nerd." This allows his to focus on the beauty and long term health of trees. He specializes in ornamental pruning of all kinds, and is happy to share his passion and knowledge of trees with any who will listen. The location address and other details will be provided after you register.
Wednesday
Jan
29
2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
Young Fruit Trees & Berries: Selection, Planning, Planting & Care Wednesday January 29th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm February is one of the best months to plant fruit trees and berries. Learn which types are the best to grow in the sun, shade, and containers. Emphasis on: organic methods, easiest to grow, most productive varieties and techniques, sustainability. In this informative workshop you will learn the basics of fruit tree and berry selection in order to choose an appropriate variety for your space. This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the various factors one should consider when selecting a fruit tree or berry plant for a given site. Participants will also learn some basic steps for young (0-4 yrs) tree and berry care. > About the instructor: Rick Swope has a BS from Cornell University and an MS from Oregon State in engineering. He has been studying horticulture, researching, and growing fruit trees and berries for decades. Rick was a Tree Care Team Leader in 2013, and has an ongoing interest in native edibles. Currently, he is growing over 50 varieties of fruit. His main focus is organically and sustainably maximizing the production of the highest quality and best tasting fruit in tight and marginal spaces.