2017 Incredible Edibles sale

2017 Incredible Edibles sale


It’s time for the INCREDIBLE!  Get ready to grow your own incredible veggies!

Turn your goal of healthy eating into reality with organic veggie, fruit and herb starts for your home garden at the 8th annual Multnomah County Master Gardeners’ Incredible Edibles Plant Sale on Saturday, May 11th, 10 am to 3 pm, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock St., Portland.

Plant starts from the Incredible Edibles Plant Sale are local, organically-grown varieties specifically selected because they thrive in Pacific Northwest conditions. That way, when you “pick something for dinner,” you’ll be harvesting nutritious, fresh goodness for your table!  You’ll find heirlooms and hybrids among our proven varieties of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, squash, greens, and herbs - varieties that thrive in our area. Attract beneficial insects by purchasing the beautiful Disco and Gem marigolds and Mexican Sunflowers (Tithonia) that have been grown by our Demonstration Garden crew.

Make your shopping list by checking out the wide selection of veggies, herbs and fruit starts that will be available.  Read the detailed plant descriptions to select the perfect varieties for your tastes and garden.

2019 Incredible Edibles Plant Varieties

Plant. Grow. Eat. Educational workshops will be scheduled throughout the day to
inspire and facilitate new adventures in growing your own food.

10:30 am “Double the Herbs, Double the Flavor: Hearty Salads Re-imagined” Katherine Deumling of ‘Cook with What You Have’ shares easy ways to brighten your dishes with your own home grown herbs.

11:15 am “Tips for the Beginning Veggie Gardener” Everything the beginning vegetable gardener needs for a successful growing season. Presented by Robin Greenwood, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener

12:00 pm “Cooking Up the Harvest” Leather Storrs, owner of Noble Rot offers inspiration for utilizing your harvest.

12:45pm “Container Grown Incredible Edibles” – Learn how to successfully grow edible veggies and fruits in containers and small garden spaces.  Presented by Dennis Brown, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener

1:30pm “Some Like it Hot” Learn the tips and tricks to grow a bounty of heat loving vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and squash, oh my!   Presented by Dennis Brown, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener

Wildflower baking

Wildflower baking

Incredible Eats and Drinks!  Gourmet vendors are joining our celebration, offering tasty and scrumptious food and drink to fuel your day!  Bring your appetite!

  • Cave Painter Coffee Fuel your day with a thoughtfully-sourced, expertly-roasted, cup of brew.

  • Salvador Molly’s Satisfy your hunger pangs and your soul with an eclectic mix of global flavors and some darn tasty tamales!

  • Wildflower Baking Americana baking and brunch. Seasonally inspired, scrumptious offerings to enrich your day!


Sellwood Marimba Band.jpg

Sellwood Marimba Band

Incredible Entertainment! Fun, lively, musical entertainment will add to this celebration of homegrown goodness.  

  • 10:00 am - Sellwood Marimba Band – a festive kick-off

  • 11:15 am -  Joe Kye – prepare to be wowed by singer, violinist-looper Joe Kye

  • 12:30 pm - Possom Six-Pack – authentic, old-timey, string band

  • 1:45 pm - Cántabro - Luke Maurer joins the Incredible performing tunes offering ecological inspiration!


Kids Grow tent with Corinne

Kids Grow tent with Corinne

Kids Grow!

Our Incredible Event is for young and old alike. Tell your family and friends with kiddos and bring your own kids to the Kids Grow tent to make garden-science discoveries! There will be hands-on activities for the kids—led by a stellar crew of education-conscience MGs.

Our Kids Grow tent offers fun hands-on garden activities!  Learn how a seed becomes a plant!  Plant a seed to take home and see it come to life!  Explore a worm bin and look at insects up close!”


Garden Inspired Art! 
Don’t miss the garden-inspired art from local artists Joe Wirtheim, creator of the
Victory Garden of Tomorrow poster and design project.

Victory Garden of Tomorrow Artist Joe Wirtheim brings his gorgeous, thought and action provoking posters to the Incredible Edibles sale.  Victory Garden of Tomorrow is committed to civic innovation and social progress—better food, better gardens, and better cities. It is artful advocacy for the modern home-front.

To see Joe’s stunning collections of garden signs, posters, towels and patches, check out the Victory Garden of Tomorrow  website. 

For more Incredible details check out our webpage!

Robin with a hori hori knife

Robin with a hori hori knife

Gardeners’ Goods

Visit our Gardeners’ Goods booth to pick up row cover at a great price, plus tools that make gardening a breeze (hori-hori, harvest scissors, gama-hoes, Atlas garden gloves, heavy duty pruners, and a stylish garden tote).

Kaci buhl

Kaci buhl

Speaker Series

What’s the Real Deal with Glyphosate?”, Kaci Buhl, Oregon State Extension Service   

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 7 pm
TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland

What’s the Real Deal with Glyphosate?”, Kaci Buhl, Oregon State Extension Service   

Learn the facts regarding the pesticide glyphosate as Kaci Buhl, Oregon State Extension, gives a detailed description of glyphosate, including its history, mode of action, and physical properties.  Kaci will move into greater detail about its potential to cause cancer, reviewing several epidemiological studies, examining the odds ratios, and stepping into the risk-assessor’s shoes.  In addition, Kaci will discuss recent news articles about glyphosate, and answer questions. 

Kaci Buhl is an Associate Professor of Practice at Oregon State University (OSU). She coordinates the Statewide Pesticide Safety Education Program, working to educate professional pesticide applicators. On the national level, Ms. Buhl is the Deputy Director of the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative, which creates pesticide manuals, exams, and other resources for professionals. She studied integrated pest management (IPM) at Michigan State University and previously coordinated the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).

*Continuing garden education credit

tending the seedlings at our community demonstration garden - photo courtesy of John Jordan

tending the seedlings at our community demonstration garden - photo courtesy of John Jordan

Dig-in at Our Community Demonstration Garden, 6801 SE 60th Avenue

The month of May our garden is a buzz with lots of activity!  We hope you will join us.  There is always lots to do and learn!

Our volunteer days are Monday and Thursday, 9 am to 12 noon. Come join us for a morning of fun and dig in to some great hands-on garden education. 

Starting on May 18th, the Demonstration Garden and Annex will be open the third Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to 12 noon.

No need to register or sign-up for volunteer days.  Just come on by!

Interested in keeping up with all the exciting happenings (garden planning, hands-on classes, seed starting, garden prep, etc.) at the Demo Garden and/or dropping-in to lend a hand come spring?  Email a "Sign me up" message to receive Demo Garden updates at DemoGardenNews@gmail.com

Please join us, there is always lots to do and learn! You receive Partner Hours for time spent volunteering at the garden.

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Grapevine Editor—Lorna Schilling 503-334-5162, lornaschilling@yahoo.com