Upcoming events of interest.

Fall Harvest Festival
Through October, 2015
Bauman Farms

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Pumpkin Patch, Pig Races, Mazes & More!
Through October 30, 2015
French Prairie Gardens

The crisp fall air signals it is time for a little Farm Family Fun at French Prairie Gardens and Family Farm's Pumpkin Patch! During this 5 week event, people travel from all over to enjoy a day out in the country and have the opportunity to enjoy one of the main attractions - Pigtucky Derby! We have many fun new additions this year to help make your fall trip even better!

Visit us opening weekend for our Fight For Your Life 5k, 9/27/15, for a Fun Run to help raise awareness and to support women’s rare cancers! Run, walk or crawl, we’d love to have them all! A flat course, on all dirt roads. Money raised goes towards Em’s Fight, a foundation formed in memory of Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards. More information at
Back by Popular Demand! : Free Admission and free parking on Weekends!*

Pumpkin Patch Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Monday: Closed
We will be closing at 5pm on 10/31 (Halloween).

Harvest Time
Weekends, October 3-31, 2015
Fir Point Farms

Every weekend in October is harvest time. Fall at the farm is all about having a great time with family!! Pick your own pumpkins in our Pumpkin Patch while getting your own corn stalks or hay bales for decorating. Celebrate Autumn with us and our many fun activities.  Activities run every weekend starting October 3rd thru October 31st. Free admission and parking.

14601 Arndt Rd., Aurora, OR 97002, 503-678-2455,

Portland African Violet Club Sale
Saturday, October 3, 2015 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

What to do in the October Vegetable Garden
Saturday, October 3, 2015 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

With Your Backyard Farmers. Donna and Robyn will offer tips for Fall vegetable gardening to help you keep your edibles productive and healthy.

Adding Winter Interest to Your Yard
Saturday, October 3, 2015 • 11:00am
Al's Garden Center (Sherwood, Woodburn, Gresham)

Winter can be dreary here in the Pacific Northwest but there are many shrubs that can help lift your spirits and add to the aesthetic of your yard. Come to this complimentary class to learn about all the options available to add color and brightness to your mostly dormant landscape.
Cost: FREE and open to the public. Registration: Not required. Speaker: Al’s Expert.

Growing Herbs
Saturday, October 3, 2015 • 11:00am
Monday, October 5, 2015 • 10:00am
Farmington Gardens

Call 503-649-4568 or email to register for one or all of our free classes this month.

Humble Beginnings: Growing Bonsai from Seed
Saturday, October 3, 2015 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

With Steve Mulvaney of Portland Nursery. Sure it takes some time, but starting your own bonsai from seed is a great way to add to your collection, and quite gratifying to boot! Learn about everything from seed collection to advanced growing techniques.

Winterizing Your Bonsai
Saturday, October 4, 2015 • 11:00am
Wee Tree at Garland Nursery

Whether your bonsai resides inside or outside, it will need to be prepped for the coming winter. Lee Cheatle from Wee Tree Farm will be instructing just what needs to be done to winterize your bonsai. Registration required. Please call Wee Tree at Rose at 541-829-1859 or sign up at the front desk at Garland Nursery to reserve your space. Cost: $25 per participant

Medicinal Roots
Sunday, October 4, 2015 • 11:00am-12:30pm
Portland Nursery (Division)

Join Gradey Proctor, from the Arctos School in an exploration of medicinal roots. Looking at plants like Echinacea, Marshmallow, and other easy-care medicinals he'll discuss proper identification and plant selection, cultivation, harvesting, and dividing roots for medicine and propagation.

Terrariums and Indoor Succulent Gardens
Sunday, October 4, 2015 • 11:00am
Monday, October 5, 2015 • 12:00pm
Farmington Gardens

Call 503-649-4568 or email to register for one or all of our free classes this month.

Fall Pruning
Sunday, October 4, 2015 • 1:00pm
Garland Nursery

To have strong healthy plants in the spring, we need to prep them for their winter slumber with fall pruning. Join us as we answer your questions about which plants should be pruned this time of year and how you should prune them.

Laying Down the Garden Pathway
Sunday, October 4, 2015 • 1:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

With Jacquie Boger of Art and Soil Garden Solutions. Hardscapes do not have to be hard! Jacquie will give the basics of laying out and installing a simple path or patio that will be beautiful as well as functional. Good hardscaping can make all the difference in a low-maintenance and welcoming garden. From materials to techniques to interplanting your pavers, take advantage of Jacqui’s stone laying experience.

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