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April 2015

Hillsboro Parks and Recreation In the Garden Series: Keep Your Soil Healthy and See Your Garden Grow

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Did you know it takes 500 years to produce one inch of soil, or that earthworms consume 2 tons of dry matter per acre per year? Did you know that a 1% increase in soil organic matter results in as much as 25,000 gallons of available water per acre? Learn about soil and how to keep it healthy as you explore the magical world of worms and microbes and discover the dark and muddy secret of flourishing gardens – healthy…

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$90

ACRES: Agricultural Composting Resources and Education Series

April 3
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This class is a two week series.
North Willamette Research & Extension Center,
15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, OR, OR 97002 United States
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Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series   Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series April 3 and April 10, 2015 North Willamette Research & Extension Center 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, OR 97002. Registration fee: $90 per person Click here to register Contact Heidi Noordijk (971-801-0392) for more information. Attend both days. On April 3 with a small team you will build a compost pile using a wide variety of materials, then on April 10 you will evaluate the performance of…

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Soil School 2015

April 4

Got Dirt? Then join us at Soil School! It will be a day packed full of information for small farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve the health of their soil. Why is soil important? The health of your soil determines the health of everything that grows in it—the food you eat, the products you sell…and the natural world that is sustained by it. Attendees will learn about soil structure, texture and composition and get…

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Hillsboro Parks and Recreation In the Garden Series: Intensive Gardening, Square-Foot by Square-Foot

April 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Have a small garden? Wonder how to make the most of it? Take it to the next level – up! An OSU Extension Master Gardener shares easy and fun techniques for using every inch! Learn how to plant densely, plant up with vertical gardening, inter-planting techniques, succession planting, day length strategies, cultivar choices and more! Be inspired! Date:       4/9/2015 Day:         Thursday Time:      6:30 – 8 pm Place:      Hillsboro Main Library 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Fee:         Free

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$90

ACRES: Agricultural Composting Resources and Education Series

April 10
|Recurring Event (See all)
This class is a two week series.
North Willamette Research & Extension Center,
15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, OR, OR 97002 United States
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Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series   Agricultural Composting Resources & Education Series April 3 and April 10, 2015 North Willamette Research & Extension Center 15210 NE Miley Rd., Aurora, OR 97002. Registration fee: $90 per person Click here to register Contact Heidi Noordijk (971-801-0392) for more information. Attend both days. On April 3 with a small team you will build a compost pile using a wide variety of materials, then on April 10 you will evaluate the performance of…

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Oregon Biodynamic Group Field Day

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day of hands-on presentations offered by OBD group members covering a range of topics including: – Intro to biodynamic farming – Converting new lands – Composting and the preparations – Prep sprays – Planting by the moon calender – Animal husbandry – Q&A forum   Location: Swallowtail Farm, 31520 NW Camp Ireland St, Hillsboro OR 97124 RSVP not required but appreciated for headcount: email noah@swallowtailschool.org Bring your own lunch and all weather gear. Suggested donation $10 and up  …

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Hillsboro Parks and Recreation In the Garden Series: Creating Wildlife-Friendly Yards and Gardens

April 16 @ 6:30 pm

There is nothing more charming in a yard or garden than a flock of native birds or a lovely pollinator flitting by on a warm afternoon. These visitors help control insect pests and seed and pollinate your garden. Have you ever longed to attract birds and butterflies to your very own yard? Learn what wildlife needs in an urban setting and techniques for bringing nature to outdoor areas by choosing the right plants and designing wildlife-friendly habitat. Jennifer Nelson, Outreach,…

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Hillsboro Parks and Recreation In the Garden Series: Healthy Soil Makes Happy Gardeners – How to Feed Your Soil and Enjoy Your Best Garden Ever

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A great garden starts with great soil. Wondering how to improve your own garden soil, add lime or blood meal or how to create and use compost? Heather Havens, general manager of Portland-based Concentrates, Inc, shares her extensive knowledge of soils and how to keep them healthy. Learn all about soil tests and what they mean. Learn about a wide range of natural amendments and how to use them most effectively. Find out how to support microbial action in your…

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May 2015

Hillsboro Parks and Recreation In the Garden Series: Vegetable Garden Pest Problems and Solutions

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Vegetables are flourishing in your garden, but you are not the only one snacking! Fat bugs of all sorts may be sharing your bounty. Less than 1% of all insects are garden pests, but those that are can certainly make a hearty meal of your favorite vegetables. Join OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners and learn about some of our most common snacking insects and gain insight into their fascinating life-cycles. Discover a variety of management options including when a pest…

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June 2015

Hillsboro Parks and Recreation In the Garden Series: Year-Around Vegetable Gardening

June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Summer’s coming and your garden is getting lush! But, did you know you don’t have to stop when the weather gets bad? Expand your gardening into the fall and winter seasons. Join OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners and learn how to keep your garden going all year ‘round! Topics include what to plant and when, season extending techniques, when to harvest, and more. Date:       6/11/2015 Day:         Thursday Time:      6:30 – 8 pm Place:      Hillsboro Main Library 2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy,…

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