27 May 2010

Garden Workshops at Buckman Market

Help grow the Fresh Exchange fund as well as your garden! Come to one or all four garden workshops held at the Buckman Market throughout the season, and all proceeds will benefit Fresh Exchange. Pre-registration is encouraged but not necessary (20 participants max). Workshops will be held next to the Fresh Exchange booth and include a tour of the Colonel Sumners Community Garden. Suggested donation: $10.

Workshops and Dates

Seeding, Planting and Watering 5:30 – 6:30 Thursday, June 3
This workshop is designed to help gardeners plan, plant and water their edible gardens to success.

Gearing up for the Winter Garden 5:30 – 6:30 Thursday, July 8
No better time then the heat of summer to get the winter garden going.  We will look at what plants do well in cool temperatures and how to protect them from Jack Frost to ensure a fresh harvest well into the winter months.

Organic Pest and Weed Control 5:30 – 6:30 Thursday, August 5
In this workshop we will explore methods for controlling pests and helpful hints to keep the weeds at bay.

Putting the Garden to Sleep 5:30 – 6:30 Thursday, September 2
As the season comes to a close we will discover ways to promote healthy soil fertility for a more fruitful harvest in years to come.  This workshop will discuss the uses of cover crops, mulching, composting and vermicomposting.

About the Instructor
Kji is a volunteer for the Fresh Exchange program as well as a dedicated farmer and educator with Edible Horizons. He will be sharing some helpful tips of the trade to get you on your gardening way.

You may also support the Fresh Exchange program, by sending a check made out to Southeast Uplift-Fresh Exchange to:

Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition
3534 SE Main Street
Portland, OR 97214