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Wednesday October 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for this exploration of the world of Fungi: basic mushroom anatomy and then via slideshow and live specimens we will meet some of the major mushroom genera in our area. Come away with some useful identification tips, understanding of fungal ecology, harvesting and cooking advice, and so much more.
2015 Lecture Series - Thin Places
Thursday, October 22nd, 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ the Portland Art Museum
There are some places in this world that captivate and inspire. They move us - sometimes for reasons we can't put into words. But there is a word for these destinations: they are called thin places. Can gardens be thin places? Richard Hartlage suggests that, with thoughtful collaboration and discipline, they can. Richard will talk about two significant projects that have changed how he perceives the process of creating exceptional gardens that leave strong emotional impressions, and the ingredients that imbue a place with meaning.
Saturday, October 24, 10:00am-noon
Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes and create a formula with oils for yourself from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, American Douglas fir and more.
Wednesday, November 4, 6:30pm-9:00pm
EMSWCD workshop. Discover Portland’s most common native plant communities, learn which species do well together, and get tips to help them thrive! A slideshow will highlight their unique features and desired growing conditions so you can decide which plants will work best in your own yard.
Saturday November 14, 10:00am-noon
Express yourself through Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art form with flowers and other plant materials. This class includes a brief history and concept of Ikebana, basic techniques, and you’ll take home a beautiful arrangement and be ready for the holidays.