Plant sales, tours and workshops to add to your early autumn calendar – Here is Oregon


Events are free unless noted. Please email calendar submissions at least two weeks in advance to events@oregonian.com.

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Guided Nature Walks – Tryon Creek: 10-11:30 am Saturdays through October. Join Oregon State Parks rangers and volunteer naturalists to explore the forest and learn about the plants and animals that call this natural area home. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd; tryonfriends.org

Leach Botanical Garden Tour: Various dates and times through October. Learn about the garden’s history, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register at leachgarden.org; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 SE 122nd Ave.

Grow Your Own Produce, The Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) 7-9 pm second Thursday of the month through Nov. 10. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn to maximize your yield with a monthly overview of key garden activities. $100 for a five-class series or $25 per class; permaculturerising.com

Harvest & Design Workshop Series: 10 am second Saturday of the month through November. Take a monthly guided tour of a flower farm and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85 per workshop; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene; charleslittleandcompany.com

Little Spouts Take-home Class Kits: (online instruction) Monthly through December. Kids will learn about a variety of seasonal garden-related topics with these hands-on activities. $10 registration required; Garland Nursery, 5470 NE Highway 20, Corvallis; garlandnursery.com, 541-753-6601 or 800-296-6601

Portland Dahlia Society monthly meeting: 7 pm second Tuesday of the month through December. Take part in a monthly discussion of seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way; portlanddahlia.com

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association meetings: 6-8 pm last Tuesday of the month; Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 NW Hillcrest St., North Plains or online via Zoom; tvbabees.org or email tualatinvalleybeekeepers@gmail.com

Oregon Fuchsia Society monthly meeting: 7 pm third Tuesday of the month except January, July, November and December. Discuss seasonal topics and learn from guest speakers. Western Seminary, Bueermann Hall, 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd.; oregonfuchsiasociety.com

SATURDAY, OCT. 1

Perennials for Year-Round Flower Power: 10 am-noon. Instructor Kathy Whitman will teach you how to equip your garden with color throughout the seasons. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

Fall Plant Sale: 10 am-2 pm; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

ADU Open House: 10 am-3 pm Check out a prefabricated accessory dwelling unit crafted from reforested teak. 927 N. Watts St.; masayahomes.com, codaconstructionpdx.com

Fall Harvest Festival & Plant Sale: 10 am-3 pm Celebrate fall harvest with plant sales, pumpkins, apple cider pressing demos and more. Home Orchard Education Center (HOEC) Community Orchard, Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; homeorchardeducationcenter.org/fall-plant-sale

TUESDAY, OCT. 4

From Seed to Shining Seed: How restoring diversity will save us all: (online via Zoom) 7-8 pm Dr. Tom Kaye, founder and executive director of the Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), will discuss the importance of biological diversity for ecosystem and human health. Register at washingtoncountymastergardeners.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

Perennial, Bulb & Seed Swaps: 10 am-1 pm Share or trade your excess plants or overage of seeds and bulbs. Wildlife Botanical Gardens, 11000 NE 149th St., Brush Prairie; email marlene52ns@gmail.com or call 360-737-1160 for more information; naturescaping.org, extension.wsu.edu/clark

Pumpkin Decorating Workshop: 10:30-11:30 am Oct. 8 (Sherwood) and Oct. 15 (Gresham and Wilsonville). Create a lasting fall decoration using an heirloom pumpkin, hens, chicks and moss. $40; als-gardencenter.com

Fall Plant Sale: 10:30 am-1:30 pm Buy a plant or two on a 32-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island. Wapato Island Farm, 15115 NW Gilihan Road; wapatoislandfarm.com

Hard Cider & Mead Making Fundamentals: 11 am-2 pm Learn to make cider or mead and experience an apple press demonstration. $60; Clackamas Community College, ELC Lakeside Hall, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; eventbrite.com, homeorchardeducationcenter.org

SUNDAY, OCT. 9

Native Plant Sale: Noon-3 pm Shop native trees, shrubs and perennials, plus winter vegetables and assorted perennials. Spirit of Grace, 7400 SW Schols Ferry Road, Beaverton; spiritofgracepdx.org

THURSDAY, OCT. 13

78th Street Heritage Farm Guided Tour: 10-11:30 am Join the WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener Program for a guided tour of this historic 79-acre farm. 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver; register at eventbrite.com/e/409294810977; email erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or call 564-397-5738 for more information

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

Putting Your Garden Tools to Bed: 10 am-noon. Instructors Susan Toler and Diana Breen will discuss thorough cleaning and inspection at the end of growing season. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

SATURDAY, OCT. 22

78th Street Heritage Farm Guided Tour: 10-11:30 am Join the WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener Program for a guided tour of this historic 79-acre farm. 78th Street Heritage Farm, 1919 NE 78th St., Vancouver; register at eventbrite.com/e/409295121727; email erika.d.johnson@wsu.edu or call 564-397-5738 for more information

Hands-On Gardening Tool Care & Sharpening Workshop: 10:30 am-2 pm Learn about tool care and maintenance to ensure best performance in your garden or orchard. $30; Home Orchard Education Center arboretum at Clackamas Community College, 21 Inskeep Drive, Oregon City; homeorchardeducationcenter.org

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26

Rainwater Harvesting: (online webinar) 6 pm Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District staff will discuss rainwater harvesting options for spaces big and small. tualatinswcd.org/event-calendar

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

Portland Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show: 1-6 pm Oct. 29 and 10 am-4 pm Oct. 30. The Mum Society presents “Mums In Fashion” featuring horticultural displays of exhibition blooms and artistic floral designs. Clackamas Community Club, 15711 SE 90th Ave., Clackamas; email tamara@mums.org or visit facebook.com/portlandchrysanthemumsociety for more information

SATURDAY, NOV. 5

Clematis Propagation via Seed: 10 am-noon. Learn techniques for saving and harvesting clematis seed from instructors Linda Beutler and Susan Toler. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

Fall Mason Bee Care: 11 am-2 pm Learn about harvesting and caring for mason bees, and take home cocoons of your own. $45; Clackamas Community College, ELC Lakeside Hall, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; eventbrite.com, homeorchardeducationcenter.org

THURSDAY, NOV. 10

Clematis Myth Busting – Everything You Know is Out of Date: (online via Zoom) 3-4 pm Rogerson Clematis Garden curator Linda Beutler will provide information on pruning, planting and transplanting, and hacks for getting more reblooms. jcmgf.org/calendar, rogersonclematiscollection.org

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece: 10 am-noon. Learn the basic principles of floral design and create your own table arrangement. $40; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

Essence Making Workshop: Noon-3 pm Nov. 12 and 15. Take part in a hands-on learning workshop on a 32-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island. Cost/sliding scale donation varies; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 NW Gilihan Road; wapatoislandfarm.com

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

Hypertufa Trough Making: 10-11 am Craft a trough for growing alpine, miniature and high alkaline soil-loving plants. $30 includes all materials; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn; rogersonclematiscollection.org

— Corey Sheldon

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