Open garden tours, walks and workshops to add to your summer calendar

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Events are free unless otherwise stated. Please email schedule submissions at least two weeks in advance to [email protected]

IN PROGRESS

Art in the garden: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until September 3. Local artists will showcase handcrafted pieces throughout the 80-acre botanical garden. Free with entry to the garden ($12 per adult); The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton; oregongarden.org

Behind Shoji Summer Market: From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Monday until September 5. Browse a variety of curated items including textiles, prints, apparel, ceramics, home decor and more, often unavailable outside of Japan. Free with entry to the garden ($19.95 per adult); Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave.; jardinjaponais.org

Black To Nature: A series of walks in Portland exploring Afro-ecology: August 20 and September 17. Participate in a series of walks to learn about Afroecology and the past, present and future of Portland communities. Oxbow Park (Portland Black Community Office), 202 SE 181st Ave., Suite 202, Gresham; imagineblack.org, eventbrite.com

Visit to Leach Botanical Garden: Various dates and times through September. Learn about the history of the garden, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register on leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Grow Your Own Products Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month until November 10. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn how to maximize your yield with a monthly overview of key garden activities. $100 for a series of five classes or $25 per class; permaculturerise.com

Harvest and Design Workshop Series: 10 am on the second Saturday of the month until November. Take a monthly guided flower farm tour and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene; charleslittleandcompany.com

Little Sprouts On-The-Go Class Kits: (online instruction) Every month until December. Children will learn a variety of seasonal garden topics through these hands-on activities. $10 registration required; Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis; garlandnursery.com541-753-6601 or 800-296-6601

Portland Dahlia Society Monthly Meeting: 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month until December. Participate in a monthly discussion on seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way; portlanddahlia.com

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association Meetings: 6-8 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month; Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains or online via Zoom; tvbabees.org or email [email protected]

Oregon Fuchsia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month except Jan., July, Nov. and Dec. Discuss seasonal topics and learn from guest speakers. Western Seminary, Bueermann Hall, 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; oregonfuchsiasociety.com

SATURDAY AUGUST. 13

Forest Grove 150th Anniversary Open House and Garden Open Series: Experience a tour of homes and gardens in and around Forest Grove. $10 includes drink and snack; the precise addresses are provided after registration on fhfg.org or 503-992-1280.

Pickles: Fermentation class: 10:00-11:00 Charlene Murdock, local slow food expert, will explain how to make homemade pickles using fermentation. $15; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com

Learning Garden Open Garden – Growing Together: Families in the Garden: 10am-2pm Visit, look, touch, smell and taste what happens in a garden with entertainment and family entertainment. WCMGA (Washington County Master Gardener Association) Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 SW Grabhorn Road, Beaverton; washingtoncountymastergardeners.org

Take-Away Bud and Tree Grafting Workshop: 10:30 a.m.-noon. Discover a skill that will allow you to add multiple varieties of fruit to a single tree. $55; Home Orchard Education Center Arboretum at Clackamas Community College, 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City; homeorchardeducationcenter.org

Medicinal Fermentation Workshop: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Learn about the processing of medicinal herbs at a 32-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island. The scalable cost/donation varies; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 NW Gillihan Road; wapatoislandfarm.com

FRIDAY AUGUST. 19

Annual fuchsia show and sale judged by the Oregon Fuchsia Society: 10am-7pm Aug 19, 9am-7pm Aug 20 and 9am-1pm Aug 21. Shop fuchsias, explore a variety of fuchsias on display, and chat with SFO members. Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark St.; oregonfuchsiasociety.com

SATURDAY AUGUST. 20

Tomato preservation course: 10:00-11:00 Learn how to prepare tomatoes as Chef Sara Kundelius teaches how to use canning tools, a steam juicer, and best practices for safe storage. $15; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com

Introduction to NatureScaping: integrating native plants into the home landscape: (online via Zoom) 10:00 a.m. Clark County Public Health Green Neighbors will discuss how to welcome nature into your outdoor space by landscaping with plants native to the Pacific Northwest. Register on wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqceygqjkvHNOeMqajv7EmKt8hYvSTVScz; email [email protected], call 564-397-5738, or visit extension.wsu.edu/clark/community-education/workshops-events

Summer workshop on pruning apples and pears: 11:00am-1:00pm Enjoy an afternoon of guided pruning instruction and practice. $40; Home Orchard Education Center Arboretum at Clackamas Community College, 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City; homeorchardeducationcenter.org

SUNDAY AUGUST. 21

Nature Lounge: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Celebrate and explore nature with educational displays, activities, child-focused tours and more. $5, 12 and under are free; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.; leachgarden.org

SATURDAY AUGUST. 27

Greater Portland Iris Society Bearded Plant Sale: 9am-4pm Aug 27-28. Add different sizes and colors of bearded irises to your garden and talk to club members about raising, dividing and maintenance. Portland Nursery, 5050 SE Stark St.; Greaterportlandirissociety.org, mtpleasantiris.com

Authentic Salsa Making Class: 10-11 a.m. Nohemi Valencia from The Portland Salsa Company will present recipes such as verde, roja and guacamole. $10; Blooming Junction Garden Center and Farm Market, 35105 NW Zion Church Road, Cornelius; bloomingjunction.com

Portland Dahlia Company Show: Noon to 5 p.m. on August 27 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 28. Discover hundreds of flowers competing for the best show and browse the bouquets available for purchase. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way; portlanddahlia.com, oakspark.com

SATURDAY, SEPT. ten

Salem Hardy Plant Society Fall Plant Sale: 9:00am-3:00pm Browse the show gardens, a selection of garden art and plants for sale. Sebright Gardens, 7185 Lakeside Drive NE, Salem; salemhardyplantsociety.org

Orchard Pest and Disease Management Workshop: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to identify, prevent and treat the signs of damage caused by pests and diseases in your orchard. $45; Home Orchard Education Center Arboretum at Clackamas Community College, 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City; homeorchardeducationcenter.org

SATURDAY OCT. 22

Practical workshop for the maintenance and sharpening of gardening tools: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn how to care for and maintain tools to ensure the best performance in your garden or orchard. $30; Home Orchard Education Center Arboretum at Clackamas Community College, 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City; homeorchardeducationcenter.org

–Corey Sheldon

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