Workshops, walks and tours to grow your autumn calendar

Events are free unless noted. Please email calendar submissions at least two weeks in advance to


Guided Nature Walks – Tryon Creek: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturdays through November. Join Oregon State Parks rangers and volunteer naturalists to explore the forest and learn about the plants and animals that call this natural area home. Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd;

Leach Botanical Garden Tour: Various dates and times through December. Learn about the garden’s history, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. Register at; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E. 122nd Ave.

Little Sprouts Take-home Class Kits: (online instruction) Monthly through December. Kids will learn about a variety of seasonal garden-related topics with these hands-on activities. $10 registration required; Garland Nursery, 5470 N.E. Highway 20, Corvallis;, 541-753-6601 or 800-296-6601

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association meetings: 6-8 p.m. last Tuesday of the month; Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W. Hillcrest St., North Plains or online via Zoom; or email

Oregon Fuchsia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month except January, July, November and December. Discuss seasonal topics and learn from guest speakers. Western Seminary, Bueermann Hall, 5511 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.;


Making Sourdough Bread: 10-11 a.m. Local slow food expert Charlene Murdock teaches the art and science of fermentation using locally produced grains. $15; Blooming Junction, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius;

Clematis Propagation via Seed: 10 a.m.-noon. Discover techniques for saving and harvesting clematis seed from instructors Linda Beutler and Susan Toler. $25; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn;

Fall Mason Bee Care: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Learn about harvesting and caring for mason bees, and take home cocoons of your own. $45; Clackamas Community College, ELC Lakeside Hall, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City;,


Poinsettia & Farm Tour: Noon-1:30 p.m. Go on a guided tour of thousands of poinsettias. Al’s Garden Center, 1220 N. Pacific Highway, Woodburn; register at


Portland Dahlia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. Take part in a discussion of seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way;


Clematis Myth Busting – Everything You Know is Out of Date: (online via Zoom) 3-4 p.m. Rogerson Clematis Garden curator Linda Beutler will provide information on pruning, planting and transplanting, and hacks for getting more reblooms.,

Grow Your Own Produce, The Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) 7-9 p.m. Permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach helps you learn to maximize your yield with an overview of key garden activities. $25;


Harvest & Design Workshop Series: 10 a.m. Take a guided tour of a flower farm and learn about the plants you will harvest for your arrangement that day. $85; Charles Little and Company, 34573 Seavey Loop Road, Eugene;

Macramé Plant Hanger: 10-11 a.m. Take part in this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of macramé and take home your own plant holder. $45; Blooming Junction, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius;

Make Your Own Holiday Centerpiece: 10 a.m.-noon. Learn the basic principles of floral design and create your own table arrangement. $40; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn;

Essence Making Workshop: Noon-3 p.m. Nov. 12 and 15. Take part in a hands-on learning workshop on a 32-acre organic farm on Sauvie Island. Cost/sliding scale donation varies; Wapato Island Farm, 15115 N.W. Gillihan Road;


Decorating Succulent Pumpkins: 10-11 a.m. Attend this hands-on workshop and create your own work of art. $20; Blooming Junction, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius;

Native Mason Bees: 10 a.m.-noon. Learn how to attract and maintain pollinators, and clean cocoons to take home. $15; CASEE Center (Building B, Room 205), 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie; email or, or call 360-737-1160 to register


Hypertufa Trough Making: 10-11 a.m. Craft a trough for growing alpine, miniature and high alkaline soil-loving plants. $30 includes all materials; Rogerson Clematis Garden at Luscher Farm, 125 Rosemont Road, West Linn;

Wreath Decorating Workshop: 10-11 a.m. Decorate your own 22-inch noble fir holiday wreath. $45; Blooming Junction, 35105 N.W. Zion Church Road, Cornelius;


Home Orchard Education Center (HOEC): Orchard Care Seminar: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn about selection of fruit plants, pruning, growing berries and nuts, sprays and more. $40 registration at; Clackamas Community College, McLoughlin Auditorium, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City

— Corey Sheldon

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