Dig it up. Mulch it down. Love your garden, all year 'round!

With free gardening and sustainability workshops in NE, it's easy to landscape for clean water and healthy habitat. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District offers classes to help you discover simple steps to creating an attractive, low-maintenance landscape that conserves water, benefits the natural ecosystem, and gives back to your family. These classes will help you realize your vision and bring it to life. All classes are FREE, and everyone is welcome! Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Urban Weeds

Wed, Sept 12 (6-8:30pm) at Leaven Community: NE 20th Ave, Portland, 97211 Come learn about the most common garden and landscape weeds. You’ll find out how these aggressive plants take over in your yard, and get tips that will help you get the upper hand without turning to synthetic herbicides.

Rain Gardens 101

Sat, Sep. 15  (9am-1pm) at Livingscape: 3926 N Vancouver, Portland, 97227 Learn how rain gardens add beauty and color to your yard while helping restore the health of urban streams at the same time. You will get step-by-step details on how to plan, design and build your own rain garden.

Creating an Edible Landscape

Sat, Oct. 6  (9-11:30am) at Livingscape: 3926 N Vancouver, Portland, 97227 This workshop will give you insight and tools for thoughtfully incorporating edible plants into your landscape – from annual veggies and herbs to perennial berries and fruit trees.

Register for workshops online at http://emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/ or call 503-222-7645 for more information.