Grow It Classes Start Feb. 25th

This is the line up for the Grow It! 2015 series of gardening classes in the Rogers Room at the Forest Grove public library. Please note that the first one is tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 25:

Wednesday, 2/25, 6:30-8 pm, Starting Seeds Indoors
Tuesday, 3/17, 6:30-8 pm, Improving Your Soil
Tuesday, 4/21, 6:30-8 pm, Container Gardening
Wednesday, 5/27, 6:30-8 pm, Growing Herbs

The classes are taught by Master Gardeners, are free of cost, and open to the public. We hope to see you there and please bring a friend! Seeds will be available to share.

Webcast viewing at Hillsboro Public Library Shute Park Branch March 7th

Hillsboro Food Co-op and the City of Hillsboro are hosting a TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” viewing party at the Shute Park library. We will be streaming the event live on Saturday, March 7th from 10:30am to 3pm. More than ten TEDx speakers will discuss local food, health, hunger in America, food waste, among other topics over the course of 2 sessions.

Between sessions, we can mingle and talk about the ideas presented – or walk through Shute Park or find a place to grab some food in downtown Hillsboro. We are growing our food community folks! If you love food and are interested in a healthy food system, please join us.

Seating is limited – registration is encouraged (and will help us prepare), but not required. You are welcome to drop in and out according to the topics that are of interest to you. For a schedule of speakers, visit the TEDxManhattan site http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/

 

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Seed 2 Supper – Beginning gardening classes

Seed 2 Supper
Beginning gardening classes
Saturdays in April 4,11,18, 25
10-noon
Forest Grove Senior/Community Center
2037 Douglas Street, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Seed to Supper is a comprehensive beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Sponsored by the Dairy Creek Community Food Web, Oregon Food Bank (OFB) and OSU Extension Service

For registration please contact dccfoodweb@gmail.com

Soil School

Soil School 2015 will be a day packed full of information for small farmers, landscapers, gardeners, grounds managers and anyone else who wants to improve their soil. The event is sponsored by East and West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Oregon Tilth, OSU Small Farms Program and OSU Master Gardeners.

Attendees will learn about soil structure, texture and composition, as well as using beneficial insects and how to improve your soil through cover crops. Other topics will include organic weed control, control of slugs and snails, efficient irrigation and lawn replacement with low-maintenance native ground covers and grasses.

Soil School will take place from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the PCC Rock Creek Event Center (17705 NW Springville Road, Portland). Cost is $30 per person, or $50 for two people, and includes breakfast snacks and lunch.

Register online at http://www.wmswcd.org. For more information, call 503-238-4775, ext. 105 or email scott@wmswcd.org.

Third Thursday Food Film Festival February 19, 7:30 pm

OPEN SESAME: THE STORY OF SEEDS is a beautiful and moving film. It will inform you just how close we are to losing the power to both save and plant our own seeds. As the sub-head says, we are at risk of losing one of our most precious resources. Please join us afterwards for a lively discussion and notices of food/garden and farming events coming up this spring in the western Washington County region.

The film begins at 7:30, at the Forest Grove Grange, 1917 “B” Street. As usual, the film is free . Donations encouraged for the work of DCCFW.
See you on Thursday, February 19, 2015!

PCC Rock Creek Learning Garden Educator AmeriCorps position available now

We have an immediate opening for a Learning Garden Educator position at Rock Creek. Our current AmeriCorps member has accepted a position at the North Cascades Institute in Washington and we are thrilled for her. So . . . we have a 900 hour position that we would like to fill ASAP. I have attached the job description and also a link to it on our web page. Call or email if you have any questions. Our application deadline is Sunday, February 22 at midnight. Thanks in advance for passing this on to your students, listservs or specific colleagues or people that you think would be qualified.

http://www.pcc.edu/about/sustainability/rock-creek/learning-garden.html

Elaine

Open positions at Growing Gardens!

Growing Gardens is hiring two positions:

Full time Program Manager to oversee the Growing Gardens Youth Grow school-based education programs which teach children how to grow, prepare and learn to love eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Applications due Feb. 23To view the full job description click here

Half-time Growing Huertos Community Involvement Coordinator to increase engagement of Latino families in the Growing Huertos program. Applications due March 20th. To view the full job description click here.

Or visit our website http://www.growing-gardens.org


Caitlin Blethen
Youth Grow Manager
Growing Gardens
2203 NE Oregon Street
Portland, OR 97203
(503) 284-8420
http://www.growing-gardens.org

Please note my office hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursda