November 22, 2010

2011 Garden University Series

Welcome to the Garden University blog! We will be posting information about upcoming Garden University events, bios on GU speakers, and helpful hints from our experts. Garden University is a program of The Oregon Garden. Events are open to the public. Garden members receive free admission to lectures as a benefit of their membership (workshops may have additional fees).

We have a great series lined up for 2011 - see our listing below. Additional information will be coming about each individual event - complete description, author bio and other pertinent info, so check back often. Admission to each lecture is $15 for non-member (includes Garden admission); free for Garden members unless otherwise noted.

2011 Garden University

January 29th - "Quilt Fusion: Unique Techniques" with Terry Grant
11 a.m., Education Center
February 26th - "Madagascar:The Real Treasure Island" with Paul Freed
1 p.m., Education Center
Book signing to follow: Of Golden Toads and Serpent's Roads

March 26th - "Annuals for an Indoor/Outdoor Show" with Ellen Zachos
Workshop 10 a.m., J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion
*$35 non-member; $30 Garden member
Must pre-register, limited number of spots

March 26th - "Professional Tips for Impressive Containers" with Ellen Zachos
Lecture 1 p.m., OSU Room, Pavilion
Book signing to follow: Down & Dirty: 43 Fun & Funky First Time Projects &
Activities to Get You Gardening

April 9th - "Twigs & Berris: A Pruning Demonstration" with Dawn Hummel
1 p.m., OSU Room, Pavilion
Tour of Silverton Market Garden to follow

May 21st - "Spicing Up Your Garden With Environmentally Friendly Design Ideas"
with Ciscoe Morris
2 p.m., Education Center
Book signing to follow: Ask Ciscoe: Oh La La! Your Gardening Questions

June 11th - "Small Trees for Small Spaces" with David Leckey and Anne Marsh
1 p.m. Education Center
Tour of the Conifer Garden to follow

June 25th - "Sharing Your Garden With Your Best Animal Friend" with Anne Taylor and
Melinda Frey
1 p.m., OSU Room, Pavilion
Tour of the Pet Friendly Garden to follow

August 20th - "Charms and Challenges of Bible Plant Research"
with Lytton John Musselman
1 p.m., Education Center
Book signing to follow: Figs, Dates, Laurel and Myrrh: Plants of the Bible
and the Quran
Also to follow: Plants of the Bible tour of the Garden

September 10th - "Cooking Green: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint in the Kitchen" with
Chef Eric Nelson of Wellspring's Vitality
1 p.m., Founder's Square
Attendees will get to sample the dishes created by Chef Eric

November 1st - "Dramatic Vignettes for Your Garden in Winter" with Carol Lindsay
6 p.m., Education Center