Multnomah Speaker Series
Tuesday, September 12, 7pm • Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland

With Paul Moss, chef, Higgins Restaurant and
       Jordis Yost, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Coordinator

Jordis yost, osu extension service, and paul moss, chef, higgins restaurant

Jordis yost, osu extension service, and paul moss, chef, higgins restaurant

Our September Speaker Series is traditionally a presentation that highlights the garden harvest and inspires gardeners to utilize it and bring it to the table in tasty ways.  This year, Tuesday, September 12, 7:00pm, we are in for a special treat as Paul Moss, chef at Higgins Restaurant, and our very own Jordis Yost, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program Coordinator, present “Cooking Up the Harvest”. This mother and son team will share a bit of insight into their family tradition of
gathering and bonding over gourmet meals influenced by the family’s diverse heritage. Paul will share secrets of his profession, while Jordis shares knowledge she has gleaned preparing her Master Gardener influenced harvests in delicious ways. 


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Acres of plastic!  Well, not quite an acre but a lot of ground!  Getting our Community Demonstration Garden expansion going, a hearty crew rolled out plastic in August to solarize the soil.  When we remove the plastic we’ll amend the soil with some compost (and maybe some lime).  Then it will be time to think about plants!  Woo-wee!

In the meantime, our main demo garden site is in high production with learning opportunities galore and large harvests of summer veggies which are donated to Lents Meals-on-Wheels and the SUN Programs at Kelly School and Lane Middle School. 

Come join us at the garden on work days, Monday and Thursday,
9am to 12noon.  Or come for the occasional Saturday morning harvest.

Coming Up Next Month in our Speaker Series...
Color and Contrast in the Autumn Garden

The Autumn Equinox passes, and the heat and parched landscapes of summer make way for fall rains and the glory of autumn color in the well-plannedgarden.  Join us as Norm Jacobs, owner of, Arbutus Garden Arts, highlights the potential for a glorious fall landscape.  Tuesday, October 10, 7PM

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