Our fall season of workshops is here! We offer free and practical how-to workshops at a variety of locations in collaboration with our community partners. Discover simple gardening practices that will help you create a beautiful landscape that conserves water, reduces pollution and attracts beneficial wildlife to your yard.
Our workshops cover all kinds of topics, including planting with native plants, natural landscaping techniques that reduce pollution and water use, supporting beneficial insects and pollinators, and putting rainwater to use with a rain garden. New this season, we’re also offering workshops on how to create an edible landscape!
View the workshop schedule and register here
Get ready for spring with one of our free workshops! Learn how to conserve water, reduce pollution and attract beneficial wildlife, all while creating an attractive and low-maintenance landscape. Our workshops are held in a variety of locations in Portland, Gresham and Troutdale.
Register today for a Free Workshop!
Workshops offered this spring include:
- Naturescaping Basics
- Rain Gardens 101
- Native Plants Workshop
- Attracting Pollinators
- Beneficial Insects
- Urban Weeds
You need to register to attend a workshop – please don’t wait! Workshops tend to fill up quickly. Register today!
Register for our free livestock workshop on August 17th!
Calling all livestock owners! Join us on August 17th at the Columbia Grange for help planning and managing your livestock operation. Presenters will highlight grazing techniques to keep grass growing vigorously, and mud and manure management to minimize runoff into waterways.
- Manure composting
- Rotational grazing
- Heavy use areas
- And more!
- Jeremy Baker, EMSWCD Senior Rural Conservationist
- Kimberly Galland, NRCS District Conservationist
What does the future hold for your farm? Learn about the options available to you as you prepare to transition your working lands to future generations. This free workshop takes place at the Holiday Inn Express (map) in Troutdale on March 14th.
Speakers will discuss the legal, financial, and business factors that a farm family should consider when planning for the future. They will present real world examples of how to address these important issues while balancing the complexities of family dynamics. Protect your farm, nursery, orchard or forest land for future generations!
Click here to register
for this free workshop!
Learn all about how to Naturescape, how to build your own rain garden, or how to make an excellent landscape site plan. We have also added some native plant workshops to the schedule, as well as “Weed Watchers” trainings, to learn how to identify and get rid of invasive weeds!
Register for a workshop today!
Click here to view the
schedule and register online!
Learn about Naturescaping, how to build your own rain garden, or how to make an excellent landscape site plan. Register for a workshop today! There are still many more scheduled throughout the fall.
Click here to view the schedule and register online!