Upcoming events of interest.

Living Roofs with Ben Brower of Shelter Wise
Saturday, August 30, 2014 • 1:00pm-2:00pm
Portland Nursery (Stark)

Come learn how to incorporate green roofs (small but living) to your sheds, coops, tiny homes or other small outbuildings. Ben Brower of Shelter Wise LLC will focus on waterproofing, design ideas, modular vs. extensive systems, and some low maintenance plant selections. An added featured to this class will be an exciting demonstration.

Master Gardener Fall Fling and Vendor Faire
Saturday September 6, 2014
Dallas High School, Dallas, OR

 Features Speakers, Vendors, Garden Art, Tools, Books & More
Aug. 25 registration deadline for Sept. 6

Learn from experts who are accomplished authors and entertaining speakers at the 12thannual Polk County Master Gardener Fall Fling and Vendor Faire on Sat., Sept. 6 at Dallas High School, 1250 Southeast Holman Ave., Dallas, OR. Gardening enthusiasts must sign up before Aug. 25 for the Sept. 6 event. Pre-registration is mandatory and no day-of-event registration will be available.

The $30 Fall Fling registration fee for the three presentations includes a catered lunch, beverages, snacks, a raffle, silent auction and door prizes.
There is also limited seating for two of three afternoon workshops: one on building your own bamboo birdbath and another on the best “tool” that’s not hanging in your shed. The flower arranging demonstration workshop has no limits on attendees. Fees for afternoon workshops range from $10 to $25 and include materials.

Vendor Faire Returns – Free to the Public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fall Fling Topics & Speakers
Clematis Myth Busters
Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Other Winged Wonders to Your Backyard
Celebrate Autumn with Great Late Plants

Afternoon Workshop Options
Build Your Own Bamboo Birdbath & More – Kris Wetherbee.
The Best “Tool” That’s Not Hanging in Your Shed – How to Structure a Story Arc for Gardening Communication – Mary-Kate Mackey.
Flower Arranging – Bounty from Your Own Backyard
Maggie Triplett, lead floral designer and owner of Petals & Vines Flowers & Gifts in Monmouth, is a master flower arranger.

For more information on Polk County Master Gardeners, call 503-623-8395 or visit the website at

Fall Fling Registration Information
Registration for the Sept. 6th Fall Fling is required by Aug. 25, 2014.
There are several ways to get a registration form.
Pick up a registration form from the OSU Extension Polk County Master Gardener office at 289 E. Ellendale, Suite 301, in the Ellendale Plaza, Dallas.
Download a registration form from the Polk County Master Gardener website at or look for a Fall Fling registration form link on the Polk County Master Gardener Facebook page.

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