Events and Classes at Farmington Gardens

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What a grand summer we’re having!  Beautiful blue skies, warm temperatures, and gardens that are growing like crazy.  Summer is a great time for casual entertaining, and we’ve got some ideas for a summer party that’s low on stress and high on advance preparation and time with your guests.  We’ll put all that garden produce to work, and turn out some cooling dishes that are perfect for a hot summer evening.  Also, our paella recipe lets you spend time outside with your guests so you don’t miss all the fun!

 

 

Here’s what we’ll be cooking:

 

  • Rainbow Gazpacho:  Two separate gazpachos served together in the same bowl, creating a rainbow effect.  Eat them separately, swirl together, or do both!  One will be a Savory Tomato and the other Cucumber with Sweet Grapes.
  • Garden Explosion Salad – How to grab everything from your garden and create a salad that you’ll want to eat every day.
  • Paella – another great way to use up some garden produce.  Our paella features saffron infused Valenciano rice with garden produce, grilled chicken and shrimp.  Some or all of the cooking can be done on the grill, and most of the prep work can be done in advance.
  • And for dessert – something nice and cool.  How about some home made soft serve ice cream  that you can put together yourself in less than five minutes?

 

 

 

 

When: August 2nd, 2014 @11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Where: Farmington Gardens
           21815 SW Farmington Road, Beaverton OR 97007
Cost: Free but please REGISTER
Email: events@farmingtongardens.com
Phone: 503.649.4568

 

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