Workshops

Free Workshop! Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM

04/01/2017 - 9:00am
04/01/2017 - 1:00pm
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Naturescaping Basics: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM. Saving Our Streams. Info here!

Saving Our Streams

When: Sat, Apr 01, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Learn to Naturescape

Naturescaping is the practice of designing (or redesigning) your landscape so that it reduces water use and decreases stormwater runoff while saving you time, money and energy. This introductory workshop introduces the core concepts of naturescaping, and also explores:

  • Pollution prevention through the reduction/elimination of chemical use.
  • How native plants naturally resist pests & tolerate drought conditions while attracting native birds, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators to your garden
  • Basic site planning principals, and many other great natural gardening & design tips.

Even if you decide to enlist the help of a contractor, youll have the framework to make decisions and effectively communicate the vision you have for your yard. Class will visit a nearby naturescaped project to see design principles in action. Youll receive a comprehensive workbook to help you get started.

Wood Village Conflict Resolutions Skills Workshop Apr 2017: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 6PM-8PM

04/18/2017 - 6:00pm
04/18/2017 - 8:00pm
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Wood Village Conflict Resolutions Skills Workshop Apr 2017: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 6PM-8PM. Peaceful Solutions. Info here!

Peaceful Solutions

When: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 6PM-8PM
Where: Wood Village City Hall
2055 NE 238th Drive
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From time to time we all experience tough situations with our neighbors, tenants, landlords, roommates or those we work with. If these situations arent resolved they can grow into really troublesome problems. This free training will teach conflict resolution skills through communication. Participants will be actively engaged throughout the training with the help of experts that will provide coaching through hands on practice.

Contact East Metro Mediation to Register 503-618-3247 Mediate@greshamoregon.gov.

Free Workshop! Rain Gardens 101: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM

03/04/2017 - 5:00pm
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Rain Gardens 101: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM. Improving Our Watershed. Info here!

Improving Our Watershed

When: Sat, Mar 04, 2017 9AM-1PM
Where: Troutdale Police Station
234 SW Kendall Ct
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Well explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.

  • You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden.
  • You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden.
  • Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Organized by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District

Seed to Supper Free Gardening Workshop Series: Thu, Mar 09, 2017 5:30PM-7:30PM

03/09/2017 - 5:30pm
03/09/2017 - 7:30pm
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Seed to Supper Free Gardening Workshop Series: Thu, Mar 02, 2017 5:30PM-7:30PM. . Info here!

Gardening Basics Workshop

When: Thu, Mar 09, 2017 5:30PM-7:30PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Información en español

Growing veggies on a budget

Learn low-cost ways to build healthy soil, plan your growing space, choose your crops, care for your growing garden, and harvest your bounty.

Seed to Supper is a free five-week beginning gardening course that gives adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.

  • When: Thursdays, Feb. 16 through March 16, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Where: St. Aidans Episcopal Church, 17405 NE Glisan Street. Classes are taught indoors with possible visits to the Nadaka Community Garden.
  • Who: Open to adult participants interested in learning how to garden on a budget.

Details: Please plan to attend all five classes.

Participants will receive a free gardening book, seeds and other goodies as available.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:

This class is hosted in partnership by Friends of Nadaka, Outgrowing Hunger, St. Aidans Episcopal Church and Oregon Food Bank.

Volunteer! Vance Park Pollinator Garden Work Party: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM

03/18/2017 - 10:00am
03/18/2017 - 2:00pm
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Volunteer! Vance Park Pollinator Garden Work Party: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM. . Info here!

Free Hands-On Event

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10AM-2PM
Where: Vance Park
1400 SE 182nd Avenue
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Join the work party and help us weed, plant flowers and create safe habitat for pollinators. The Water Resources Division is preparing a Pollinator Peace garden for spring education talks on pollinators.

Rain or shine

  • Bring your gardening gloves.
  • Bring a snack and water bottle.
  • Refreshments and tools provided.

The garden is the fenced area, located near the futsal court.

If you are interested in volunteering our would like additional information, please contact Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.

Free Hands-On Workshop, Slough 101: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9AM-12:45PM

03/06/2017 - 9:00am
03/06/2017 - 12:45pm
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Free Hands-On Workshop, Slough 101: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9AM-12:45PM. . Info here!

Bring Your Gloves!

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 9AM-12:45PM
Where: McKinstry Company
16790 NE Mason St
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Ever wonder about that slow-moving channel of water running through Gresham, Fairview, and NE & N Portland? This free hands-on workshop will explore the unique character, challenges and opportunities of the Columbia Slough and its Watershed. Open to everyone interested in learning more about the Columbia Slough Watershed.

  • Youll learn about soil & sediment in relation to water quality, how the Slough has changed over time, and what that means for fish, wildlife, people and businesses.
  • Explore Macroinvertebrates (water bugs) that live in the Slough. Simulate and predict aquifer conditions with an interactive groundwater model.
  • Test water quality through dissolved oxygen, temperature, and PH levels.

Note:

Pre-registration is required for this free workshop.
Light refreshments will be provided. Suitable for adults and teens 14 & up.

Organizer: Columbia Slough Watershed Council

Contact: Karen Carillo, 503-281-1132 or karen.carrillo@columbiaslough.org

Welcome Back Vulture Day at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 12PM-3PM

03/18/2017 - 12:00pm
03/18/2017 - 3:00pm
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Welcome Back Vulture Day at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 12PM-3PM. Come Meet the Birds!. Info here!

Come Meet The Birds

When: Sat, Mar 18, 2017 12PM-3PM
Where: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church and Nadaka Nature Park
17405 NE Glisan Street
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Did you notice you only see Turkey Vultures in the metropolitan area in the spring and summer? Thats because they migrate to warmer climates in the winter, but its time to welcome them back.

Welcome Back Vulture Day is filled with fun and educational activities:

  • Meet Ruby, Portland Audubons Turkey Vulture, up close (along with many of Audubons other education birds)
  • Compare your wingspan to that of a California Condor
  • Make a crafted vulture and mask
  • Play Upchuck Chuck!
  • Learn fun vulture facts
  • Find out the differences between Old and New World vultures
  • Discover why vultures are important

Were lucky to still have good populations of Turkey Vultures in Oregon. Around the world vultures are facing hazards in the wild and their numbers are dwindling. As Natures Recyclers, they play an important role in reducing diseaseand its up to us to help

Parking: St. Aidan's Episcopal Church parking lot next to Nadaka Nature Park located at 17405 NE Glisan Street in Gresham

For more information about this event, contact Deanna Sawtelle at 971-222-6108 or dsawtelle@audubonportland.org.

Free Workshop: Attracting Garden Pollinators: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM

03/22/2017 - 6:30pm
03/22/2017 - 9:00pm
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Free Workshop: Attracting Garden Pollinators: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM. . Info here!

Free, Hand-On Workshop

When: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Lao Buddhist Center
17676 SE Foster Road
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Come to Lao Buddhist Center to learn about pollinators. Join Johnson Creek Watershed Council and East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD) for a free workshop, and check out a recently planted native plant meditation garden at the Lao Buddhist Center.

Gardens are pollinated by a variety of insects that help flowers set seed and help fruit & vegetable plants produce an edible harvest. Mostly familiar with European honey bees, few of us realize the numerous flies, beetles, moths and butterflies that might literally be at our doorsteps, providing critical pollination services. In this workshop you will learn about the different kinds of pollinators that might be living in your garden, discover a plant palette to help attract and support pollinators, and go beyond the bloom to consider ways to provide shelter, water, nesting, and overwintering sites.

Register online.

For more information about this event, contact Alexis Barton at 503-652-7477, ext. 102 or alexis@jcwc.org.

Native Plants Workshop Nov 03, 2016: Thu, Nov 3, 2016 6:30PM-9PM

11/03/2016 - 6:30pm
11/03/2016 - 9:00pm
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Native Plants Workshop Nov. 3, 2016: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-9PM. . Info here!

When: Thu, Nov 03, 2016 6:30PM-9PM
Where: Mt. Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark Street
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Explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants. Discover Gresham's most common native plant communities, learn which species do well in similar growing conditions, and get tips to help them thrive. A slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of local favorite native groundcovers, shrubs and trees.

Advanced registration is required.

For more information about this event contact Katie Meckes at 503-222-7645 or katie@emswcd.org.

November Bird & Nature Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10AM

11/12/2016 - 9:00am
11/12/2016 - 10:00am
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November Bird & Nature Walk at Nadaka Nature Park: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10 am. Get Your Green On!. Info here!

Get Your Green On!

When: Sat, Nov 12, 2016 9AM-10 am
Where: Nadaka Nature Park
17615 NE Glisan Street Portland
OR 97230
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Join the Audubon Society and Friends of Nadaka for a family-friendly, guided nature walk, open to both beginners and advanced bird watchers/ naturalists. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, we will have some for you to borrow.

Meet us at the picnic structure. We look forward to seeing you there!

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