This weekend I’ll be away from my garden, heading down the road to Portland for a couple of events with folks in Stumptown.
Saturday, June 15, I will visit not one but two locations of Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers. I’ll be talking about “Edibles for Fall and Winter” (and showing some fabulous new slides at 10 a.m. at the South Portland location, and at 2 p.m. at their Lake Oswego nursery.
Sunday, June 16, I’ll take the morning for a grand biking tour of Portland before heading over to Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply for a “meet and greet,” which is also an Oregon Tilth benefit. Come and meet Colleen Lockovich, Oregon Tilth’s program manager of their Organic Education Center.
Also at that event, I’ll have books for sale and some show-and-tell season extension items.
At both events, I will have seeds. Not only will I bring a whole lot of Black Spanish Radish to share (see previous post), but I’m also really getting
into salsify, and my perennial stand of that is pumping out the seed like crazy, so expect some of that as well. And maybe even a few magic bean seeds (Painted Lady Scarlet Runner) if there are any kids in the audience.
We always love visiting Portland, trying out a new neighborhood each time with another Air B&B location. Looking forward to a great weekend. Hope you can join me!
This art by Terry Huang was on the chalkboard in City People’s Garden Store advertising the class I gave today
on season extension. Jack Frost is good, but the cloche-hoop dress on the lady of spring makes it. And the whole scene exudes a Victorian vibe straight out of Downton Abbey.
Thanks for the great promotion, City People’s, and thank you to the many returning students who are attending my series this year. Our next class, Growing Great Tomatoes, is
Saturday, April 27, 10-11 a.m. Please pre-register if you’d like to attend.