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  • 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! Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout
  • 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. Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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. Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • Farmer Justin will be on-hand to teach you how to dry fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. With a food dehydrator so you'll be able to stock up for year-round savings and enjoy the taste of summer in the dead of winter! Don't have a food dehydrator? Attend the class and receive a 20% discount on all dehydrators in stock. This is a free class but registration is appreciated. Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • Kick off the upcoming holiday season with a beautiful hand made fall wreath! With the use of dried pods, berries, moss, branches, and other material, you'll learn how to create a one of a kind wreath you'll be proud to hang on your door or inside your home. We’ll send you off with it “ready to hang” on your front door or inside on your wall. No experience needed. Reservation and payment for this class are required by Wednesday, September 25th. Sorry, no refunds after September 25th. Saturday, September 28, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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! Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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. Saturday, May 4, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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. Saturday, August 3, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • Capture the flavor of fall with homemade applesauce! Farmer Justin will show you how easy it is, share his favorite recipes, and send you home with a sample of your own! The produce stand carries several varieties of apples perfect for making applesauce – get creative and come up with your own blend. Saturday, October 5, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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. Saturday, September 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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, basic maintenance, harvest and use of the worm castings. We will also raffle off a starter box of worms for one lucky participant! This event is free. Saturday, July 13, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • Kombucha is a fermented beverage dating back almost 3,000 years and has been used in many cultures as a beneficial drink for digestion, inflammation, immune function, and countless other uses. Come learn the ins and outs of brewing this bubbly probiotic drink from Blooming Junction's own, Farmer Justin. Saturday, November 9, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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. Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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. Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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. Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.
  • 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! Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Attendee information is entered during checkout.