Category Archives: Workshops and Events

Mt. Hood Community College Volunteer Planting Day

Join us for a morning of fun and community at the Mt. Hood Community College Volunteer Planting on Wednesday, December 13th at 10:00 AM!

We are planting a variety of trees to help manage stormwater, reduce summer heat, improve habitat, and beautify the campus.

Planting Event Details:
12/13 Wednesday 10 am Tree Planting, we hope to be done by noon, but it’s okay if you need to leave before that. Children are welcome to attend with an adult.

Meet in the Q parking lot- towards the bottom of the building 17th Street entrance of campus (see the area is circled in red on the map).

What to Wear and Bring:
Please wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and can get dirty (we love layers!), along with closed-toe shoes/boots that will be comfortable on uneven terrain. If you have a favorite pair of work gloves, bring them but we will have some for you to use as well. If you have one, please bring a water bottle – save plastic!

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Headwaters Farm Open House

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Please join us at the Headwaters Farm Business Incubator open house!

Date: Tues, Oct 10th
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Headwaters Farm
28600 SE Orient Dr.
Gresham, Or 97080

We’re throwing open the barn doors to give our farm friends & agricultural community an inside look at the Headwaters property.

  • Tour the farm
  • See firsthand the resources Headwaters offers farmers
  • Meet past and present farmers and Headwaters staff
  • Enjoy refreshments on us

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Native Plants Workshop at Symbiop Garden Shop

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Wednesday, 9/27, 3-5pm

Symbiop Garden Shop

3454 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR

Come join us at Symbiop Garden Shop to learn about the many benefits of gardening with native plants! You’ll walk away with loads of information that will help you decide which native plants will work well in your yard.

We will introduce you to common native plant communities in Portland, show examples of species that do well in similar growing conditions , share successful planting tips that will help them thrive and more! A native plant slideshow will highlight characteristics and desired growing conditions of many local favorite native groundcovers, shrubs and trees.

Sign up at Native Plant Workshop – SymbiOp Garden Shop

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Maidenhair fern (Adiantum aleuticum)

Do you feel that cool, crisp morning air? Before we know it, it will be time to “put the garden to bed.” What better time to start dreaming up new, creative ideas for next year’s garden? Thanks to helpful participant feedback, we have added these three new topics in addition to some long-time favorites to our fall schedule!

  • Climate Resilience: At Home, In Your Yard, and Beyond
  • Landscaping for Wildlife
  • Outdoor Water Conservation

Discover simple gardening practices that will help you create a beautiful landscape that conserves water, reduces pollution and attracts beneficial wildlife to your yard. If you are not able to attend a live webinar, we also have recorded sessions you can watch at any time.

View the workshop schedule and register here

Mt. Hood Community College Volunteer Planting Day

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Thanks for joining us for a morning of fun and community building at the Mt. Hood Community College Volunteer Planting! On March 5th we planted a variety of 350 bare-root native trees and shrubs to help beautify the campus and improve habitat for students, visitors, and wildlife.

We had so much fun at our first in-person, all-outdoors masked event since COVID began. We were joined by group of about 20 people, including MHCC students, families, and folks from all over the area who were excited to plant hundreds of native plants. Check out their growth by visiting the Visual Arts buildings on Mount Hood Community College’s campus.

Thanks so much for helping us create a more sustainable and beautiful campus, and thanks to Mt. Hood Community College for partnering with us for this event!

Join us at our Open House and Garden event on June 1st!

Come tour our naturescaped garden and the green features we’ve added to our historical building on June 1st! At this family-friendly event you’ll see native plants, rain gardens, eco-roofs, pervious pavement and more! You’ll walk away with new ideas for how to care for the land and water in your yard.

  • Visit Our Vibrant Garden
  • Tour Green Building Features
  • Learn About Our Programs
  • Free Kids Activities
  • And much more!

Learn more about
the event here!

Please note that our grounds are ADA accessible, but there are varying types of terrain. For more information or questions on accessibility, please contact Monica at (503) 222-7645 or

Important – Wildlife workshop rescheduled to Wednesday, April 17th!

Important notice: This workshop has been rescheduled to April 17th due to weather concerns. If you already registered you do not need to do re-register. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Chelsea at

Join us at the Columbia Grange on April 17th for our first ever workshop on attracting wildlife to your property. Learn how to transform your land into a refuge for local wildlife!

Habitat loss is the greatest threat to the survival of wildlife in the US, but you can make a difference on your own property. In this workshop you’ll:

  • Gain knowledge of the best plants and strategies for increasing habitat on your land.
  • Learn about the needs of a variety of beneficial wildlife and insects.
  • Learn how to develop, design and implement a plan for your property.
  • And much more…

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to register!

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