Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gardening Classes

I noticed daffodils beginning to peek out from the ground this morning, spring is on the way!

Here is a short list of upcoming gardening education opportunities:

Oregon Tilth's Comprehensive Organic Gardener Program

This program runs from March 14 - April 4 and takes place Wednesday evenings 6:00-8:00pm and Saturdays 10-3pm. Cost: $250

This multi-session program in organic vegetable gardening is designed as a hands-on course, introducing beginning gardeners to the dynamic world of organic gardening while getting your hands dirty in the process!  This series is a must for people new to gardening in general and people who have recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. It is an ideal blend of practical instruction and scientific fundamentals  -  paralleled with hands-on time working in the organic demonstration gardens. By the end, you will feel more confident and secure in your organic gardening ventures. Click HERE for more details.

Urban Growth Bounty 2012

Urban Growth Bounty's new season of classes expands your knowledge about growing abundant fruit and vegetables, raising chickens and bees, improving your soil and yard, and making delicious cheese. The classes are taught by Portland experts and will make 2012 a more sustainable, healthier year for the earth, your family and your budget. Click HERE for a list of classes.

Clackamas County Master Gardeners Events

February 25, 2012 9am to Noon, Free
Garden Discovery Day:  Have Fun with Know, Sow, Grow
Milwaukie Center, 5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, 503-653-8100
This event is for the entire family. Adults will enjoy lectures, workshops, and a gardening clinic. Children will love the hands-on activities. During the event, you may have soil samples tested for pH and, if needed, get advice on how to balance it. Learn more by clicking HERE!

April 9, 2012 7pm, free
Getting the Respect from your Vegetable Garden! Marc Boucher-Colbert, Urban Agriculture Solutions LLC, Garden Specialist at Franciscan Montessori Earth School in Portland, OR
You can have a great year-round veggie garden even with a minimum time investment as long as you garden smart. Cut down on back-breaking labor. Win the battle over difficult soil. Squeeze out as much produce as possible from small spaces. Enjoy fresh food year-round. Come take back ownership of your vegetable garden and tell it what YOU want it to do.
Milwaukie Center, 5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie, 503-653-8100

Home Orchard Society Events
Click Here to check out their events page. Be sure to save the date for the Fruit Propagation Fair
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10am to 4pm, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, Oregon.

Monday, January 23, 2012

CCG Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Campbell Community Garden to provide a place for community members of all ages who share a common interest in organic gardening to grow fresh food for their family and friends, to strengthen community bonds, and to maintain an active use on the Hector Campbell School grounds.