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Botany: Winter Twig ID, Early Spring Plants and May Blooms

Register soon - class is almost full!

Series class – Sundays March 15, April 19, May 31, 1:00-3:00pm

Learn to recognize patterns to help you more easily identify both native and ornamental plants by learning to group plants into families. First class will start with twig identification and early spring sprouts, then we’ll proceed with parts of a flower and leaf characteristics. Beginners and those with prior plant recognition skills will benefit from the class.


Urban Weeds Workshop

Wednesday March 18, 6:00pm-8:30pm

FREE workshop. Register with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, 503-222-7645 or visit Learn to identify common garden and landscape weeds along with some of the other more notorious plant invaders of the region. We will walk you through how these aggressive plants take over your yard and provide some simple yet effective tips to help you get the upper hand. 

Spring Break Class – Manga Drawing

Tuesday through Friday, March 24 - 27, 9:30am-noon

Japanese comic strips and animation have introduced young people the world over to a new type of creativity. This style of art is beautiful and entertaining - these classes are a simple introduction to making manga on your own! Appropriate for children ages 8-12 years. 


Children’s Nature Illustration

Saturday series classes April 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30am – 11:30am

Children ages 9 – 14 yrs. We will learn to look and really SEE how flowers, leaves, branches, and parts of Mother Nature are con­structed. We’ll create a detailed botanical drawing from life using pencil, fine-point drawing pens and any other preferred media on paper. 


Spring Plant Sale

Saturday April 4, 9:00am - 2:00pm at Floyd Light Middle School

You will find choice selection of trees, perennials, shrubs, and northwest natives from specialty nurseries and our own Leach Garden collection. Free parking and admission!


Landscape Photography Classes with Outdoor Viewfinder

Saturday May 2, 10:00am-4:00pm, Saturday July 18, noon-6:00pm, Saturday September 19, noon-6:00pm

Jason Waicunas of Outdoor Viewfinder will be teaching the artistic side of outdoor photography and providing technical information with an emphasis on proper exposure and composition.