Gardening Events

Fall rose pruning

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

We will prune the 32 roses at the demonstration garden.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own pruning tools and gloves.  Pruning tools will be sharpened for you.

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting: Cataclysms on the Columbia: the Great Missoula Floods - Scott Burns

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Monday, November 14, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Between 15,000 and 18,000 years ago, a series of momentous floods crashed through the Pacific Northwest, reaching heights of up to 400 feet where Portland lies today and carving the landscape of the Columbia Gorge and Willamette Valley.

Geologist and gifted speaker Scott Burns will focus on the incredible story of J Harlen Bretz’s discovery of the Ice Age floods and the pioneering research that Bretz used to prove his discovery to the world. Burns will also discuss the floods’ effect on the formation of 16,000 square miles of Pacific Northwest terrain, from eastern Washington to Astoria and the Willamette Valley.  Whether or not you’re a geology buff, you’ll be glad you joined us for this fascinating and humorous presentation about our region’s natural history.

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University. He has been teaching for 44 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana.  Scott specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, terroir and Quaternary geology.

  *Qualifies for education/recertification credit.

http://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/Lectures.html 

Mason bee cocoon cleaning workshop

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop starts at 9:30am and lasts about 90 minutes.  There will be a presentation of the sand cleaning process.  Participants are encouraged to bring their mason bee nests and/or cocoons to be cleaned.  Additionally participants will be able to clean and keep cocoons provided by the Master Gardeners. 

  *Qualifies for 1 hour of education/recertification credit.