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“Making Gardening Fun for Children”

  • Multnomah Master Gardeners Community Demonstration Garden 6801 Southeast 60th Avenue Portland, OR, 97206 United States (map)

Paul Sanford, Natural Gardening Education Specialist, Metro

The August speaker series will be held at our Community Demonstration Garden (in the Learning Gardens Laboratory site), 6801 SE 60th Avenue - Portland, gather at 6:30pm, presentation at 7pm. After the presentation, please plan on taking time to visit the Demonstration Garden's Annex (our garden expansion plan) to see the impressive progress made so far this year.

Do you have little ones in your life that you would like to introduce to gardening?  Join us as Paul Sanford, Metro, suggests ideas for designing kid friendly sections of your garden, ways that you can foster their curiosity for plants and garden critters, and methods for making gardening fun.

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Paul Sanford has been an educator for Metro since 2004 and is also a lifelong local gardener. He has designed and led natural gardening education programs for families at numerous outreach events and at Metro’s demonstration gardens at Blue Lake Park and the Oregon Zoo. Metro’s natural gardening programs teach people of all ages safe and healthy methods of gardening that avoid the use of toxic gardening products.