Upcoming Events

Event: Planning & Planting Winter Vegetables
When: Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Summer is the time to start planning and planting your fall/winter vegetable garden. We will discuss the best varieties for the Pacific Northwest, sowing and transplanting dates, winter pest and disease issues, and how to protect your veggies from cold temps.
Cost: free
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Event: Pickling Cucumbers, Beets, and Green Beans
When: Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Join Farmer Justin as he demonstrates how to pickle these favorite summer vegetables. He’ll share his favorite recipes and techniques, along with a sample for you to taste here, and a sample to take with you! We also have all the supplies you’ll need, including our own fresh picked veggies, to get you started at home.
Cost: $12/person
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Event: Harvesting, Preserving, and Using Herbs for Cooking
When: Saturday, August 3, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Sample and smell herbs commonly grown in the PNW grown on the Blooming Junction farm. MJ of Guidetti’s Kitchen will show you how to use them in your kitchen, successfully grow them, and the best practices for harvesting and drying herbs for future use.
Cost: $12/person
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Event: Preserving Peaches!
When: Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Enjoy the taste of summer anytime with preserved fresh peaches! Sample tree-ripened Red Haven peaches while learning how to can them. Take home a great recipe for peach pie filling that can be baked right away or stored for a delicious dessert anytime throughout the year. Take a sample to enjoy at home!
Cost: $12/person
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Event: Fresh Tomato Sauce Basics, Ketchup and BBQ Sauce
When: Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Join MJ of Guidetti’s Kitchen, as she covers the foundations of creating a delicious tomato sauce, a (sugar-free!) ketchup, and a BBQ sauce your friends will want the recipe for! We will use tomatoes fresh from the Blooming Junction farm for this class!
Cost: $12/person
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Event: Tomatoes; Beyond Sauce & Salsa
When: Saturday, August 24, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Late summer brings loads of tomatoes, and they all seem to ripen at once! If you are feeling overwhelmed with your tomato bounty and need to liven up your tomato repertoire, this class is for you! MJ of Guidetti’s Kitchen will share recipes, samples, and demos with you. Join us for inspiration and new ideas for tomato use and storage!
Cost: $12/person
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Event: Hot Water Bath Canning 101
When: Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Canning is a great and easy way to preserve the taste of summer to enjoy throughout the whole year. You will learn the basics of hot water bath canning and all the steps that are necessary to ensure safe preservation.
Cost: $12/person
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Event: Authentic Salsa
When: Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Guest instructor, Nohemi Valencia,  owner of The Portland Salsa Co. will be demonstrating her favorite authentic salsa recipes including salsa verde, salsa roja, and guacamole. She’ll also share her freezer method; yielding delicious fresh tasting salsa all year long, even when there are no fresh ingredients to be had! Enjoy samples ranging from somewhat mild to definitely wild.
Cost: $12/person
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Past Events

Event: How to Make & Care for Your Own Worm Bin
When: Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Transform your food scraps into free, nutrient-rich compost for your garden. Master Recycler Cecilia Warner will teach you how to set up a bin, maintenance, harvest, and use of the worm castings. We will also raffle off a starter box of worms for one lucky participant!
Cost: free
Event: Summer Solstice Celebration
When: Saturday, June 22, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Description: Join us for the second longest day of the year! We’re celebrating with great deals on plants and fresh produce, live music, u-pick strawberries, wine tasting from A Blooming Hill Vineyard, local food and more!
Cost: free
Event: Making Strawberry Jam
When: Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Start the fresh produce season by learning to make fresh strawberry jam. Farmer Justin will share his favorite low-sugar freezer jam recipe so you can enjoy delicious Oregon strawberries all year long! This class will include a demonstration and a small jar of jam to take home with you.
Cost: $12
Event: Children’s Gardening Activities!
When: Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Nurture the inner gardener in your child with a hands-on, fun-filled class geared specifically for them! Each child will leave with a basic understanding of how plants grow and where their fresh vegetables come from. Plus, each child will leave with a soon-to-be pumpkin plant they can care for at home.
Cost: free
Event: Small Garden, Big Bounty
When: Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Think you don’t have space or time to manage a vegetable garden? Think again! Learn how to maximize your home-garden harvest using less space, water, and seeds. Topics will include garden layout, soil mixes, interplanting, proper spacing, trellising, and succession plantings. This event is free!
Event: Succulent Living Wreaths!
When: Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Description: Choose from a fantastic succulent wreath in this fun, hands-on workshop. Participants will receive group and one-on-one instruction as we walk you through creating your own beautiful 14″ or 20″  wreath to adorn your home.
Event: Planning and Planting a Cutting Garden
When: Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Description: Looking to maximizing production, minimizing maintenance, and grow flowers that will look great together in a vase? Join us for this informational class and we’ll have you bypassing the florist in no time!
Cost: free
Event: Growing Giant Pumpkins
When: Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Description: Ever thought of growing a prize-winning giant pumpkin? Join our workshop to learn about seed selection, germination, plot selection, plant care, watering, and harvest. Class participants will receive a “Dill’s Atlantic Giant” pumpkin seed, specially selected to produce HUGE Pumpkins.
Cost: free
Event: All about Succulents
When: Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Description: Join us as we discuss Succulents- with their striking forms, remarkable colors, and hardy low-maintenance reputation, it’s no wonder they are becoming an increasingly desired design element in many PNW gardens. Versatile as they are unique, they have so much to offer the home gardener!
Cost: free