Saturday, March 26, at the Scion and Seed Exchange in the Old Whiteaker School

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

10 Essential Herbs For The NW Garden by Aleta Miller

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Suburban Permaculture by Jan Spencer

Suburbia has a great deal of potential for taking care of more needs closer to home.
This presentation will touch on both physical and social infrastructure.
Starting out, trading grass for garden. Rain water catchment, patio into passive solar, edible landscaping, reclaiming automobile space. Briefly on seed saving, food storage
and the place as an educational resource for others to see what a suburban property can look like.
Then, into the neighborhood.  A look at other properties nearby, outreach to the broader community and the emerging social and economic benefits of friends and neighbors working together for a greener and more resilient place to live.
Jan Spencer has been transforming his quarter acre suburban property in River Road for 15 years.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Food Forest Gardening by Rick Valley
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Home Cannabis Cultivation – Panel discussion


Sunday, March 27 in the garden of the Old Whiteaker School

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Elixirs For The Home Garden by Aleta Miller

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Home Cannabis Cultivation — Panel presentation

2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

Kevin Steffy Prier on Native Pollinators and Beneficial Insects
A whole host of insects is out there to help your garden grow and produce. Take a walk through the Learning Garden and learn about predatory flies, beetles, assassin bugs, and other predators; master composters; and pollinators. Learn where they like to hang out, how to attract them with host plants and shelter, and get them working for you. You’ll be surprised at how many there really are.

Kevin Steffy Prier is a partner at Suburban Homecraft (, providing education and resources for urban homesteading skills and living well with little. He has a background in biology and entomology and has been working his own urban homestead for more than 15 years with his wife, Christina Steffy Prier.

3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Nick Routledge on Grafting Fruit Trees
Nick Routledge is a pillar of the garden community in Eugene, teaching workshops on everything from fruit tree grafting to soil mixing, and has been the driving force for the Lane County Spring Propagation Fair over the years. Currently, Nick supports the gardening program at the Eugene Mission, where he is helping establish an orchard, while dispersing other energies between the Propagation Fair, Upstart Community Nursery, and The Eugene Avant-Gardeners. He specializes in fruit tree propagation and Fall and Winter vegetable cropping.


…more bios to come shortly!

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