Events and Classes at Farmington Gardens

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Worm Bins and General Composting Tips

We all produce kitchen waste from our fruit and vegetable peelings, our tea leaves and coffee grounds. Find out how you can use these discards to feed worms in your very own worm bin. Their castings will in turn feed our plants. Easy to do and not a smelly project.

Not ready to be responsible for feeding worms? Learn how simple it is to compost in other ways.

Mother Nature does it all the time!

When: July 27th, 2014 @ 1:00PM

Where: Farmington Gardens

             21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

Cost: Free but please REGISTER

Email: events@farmingtongardens.com

Phone: 503.649.4568

Patio Fruits

planter with apple tree, strawberries and blueberries

 

Three seasons of fruit!

Shown here is one planter growing a columnar apple, short blueberries and several strawberries. No matter how small your yard or patio, you can grow your own fresh food.

Lou has ideas for you on what fruits and berries you can grow in smaller spaces. He has tips on how to maximize your growing space and how to keep it productive the entire growing season.

 

When: July 27th, 2014 @ 11:00AM

Where: Farmington Gardens

             21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007

Cost: Free but please REGISTER

Email: events@farmingtongardens.com

Phone: 503.649.4568

Japanese Maples

Joel from Eshraghi Nursery, our parent company that specializes in growing Japanese maples, will be here to discuss the amazing varieties of acer palmatums.

Whether you have your maple in a container, as part of a garden bed or alone as a specimen, Joel can tell you the best ways to care for it. This includes summer pruning. Yes, you can prune at this time of year!

For both an upright maple and a weeping laceleaf maple, there are certain ways to look at the intricate branch structure so that you can create and maintain a natural balanced beauty.

There will be time for questions at the end of this class, so bring a photo if you have a specific concern with your tree.

When: July 26th, 2014 @10:00AM- 11:00AM
Where: Farmington Gardens
              21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007
Cost:   Free but please REGISTER
Email: events@farmingtongardens.com
Phone: 503.649.4568

 

'Ellen Melon' Reading and Children's Activity

Local children's author Michael Patrick Stevens will be visiting Farmington Gardens.

He will read from his children's book 'Ellen Melon' 

It is the inspirational story of a young girl growing up on her father’s yam farm. For years, Ellen has secretly dreamed of growing anything besides boring old yams. Through a simple twist of fate, and a kind gesture from an unsuspecting old farmer, Ellen’s dreams suddenly become possible.

​As Ellen embarks on her grand adventure, she soon finds herself befriended by Benjamin the wise old owl of the great Verde Woods.

​After receiving help from the animals of the forest, which assisted in her dream becoming a reality, Ellen finds herself in a position to return the kindness that was bestowed upon her and help the people she loves most.

Michael will follow this with a short gardening activity suitable for children 10 and under.

More information about Michael can be found at

                www.ellenmelonchildrensbook.com/#!seed-instructions/cq41

When: July 20th, 2014 @ 2:00PM

           July 27th, 2014 @ 2:00PM

Where: Farmington Gardens

            21815 SW Farmington Road, beaverton OR 97007

Cost: Free but please REGISTER

Email: events@farmingtongardens.com

Phone: 503.649.4568