Late Summer Natural Gardening Classes @ Nadaka Nature Park, Portland [24 August]

Late Summer Natural Gardening Classes

17:30 - 19:00

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Nadaka Nature Park
17601 Northeast Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon 97230
Join our staff farmer each month for some hands-on learning! Designed for the beginner or intermediate gardener, these six monthly sessions will be going over every step of preparing, planting, maintaining, and harvesting a garden one month at a time. Each session will focus on the tasks and knowledge needed to be successful in that season:

4/20 — (Completed) Prepping for the season: Class introductions, planning your garden (crop rotation, succession planting, making a garden map), seeding vs. transplants

5/18 — (Completed) What's underneath: Building healthy soil, starting compost, organic fertilizer, building garden beds (container vs. in-ground)

6/22 — (Completed) Keeping up with your garden: Create a watering schedule, garden maintenance, basic tools

7/20 — (Competed) Weeding and pests: Ways to control weeds (mulch, cover crops, planting techniques), integrated pest management (IPM)

8/24 — Harvesting and using your bounty: Harvest techniques, cleaning your produce, simple recipes, proper storage

9/21 — Shutting down the garden: Preparing your garden for winter, cover crops, mulch
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