Be sure to Save the Dates for these excellent, upcoming 2019 Multnomah County Chapter Speaker Presentations!

All presentations take place at Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland, 7pm

January 8, Horticultural Myths, Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University, Extension Urban Horticulturist

Though gardening is part art and part science, we shouldn’t take artistic license with the science part and defy the kind of sound information that can help us succeed. Linda Chalker-Scott has been scouring the scientific literature, testing horticultural products under controlled, scientific conditions to support or disprove marketing claims, and challenging and disproving garden myths for years. 

 *Designated for continuing garden education credit.


February 12, 2019

How I Grow 40 fruit trees, raspberries, marionberries, strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and currants on my 60- by 100-foot city lot

Glen Andresen, urban gardening expert and educator

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One doesn’t need a lot of space-or time- to grow fruit in the city, and this presentation offers proof! By using appropriate rootstock, espaliered apples and pears, summer pruning, efficient trellising, an innovative homemade irrigations system, compost, and remarkably pampered soil, Glen Andresen has managed to cram a lot of garden into his garden (and freezer). His presentation will concentrate on the labor-saving gardening principles and techniques he has pioneered and embraced so he doesn’t burn out as a gardener.