Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Peony 'Sarah Bernhardt'

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Organic Gardening Workshop Series at Springwater Studio

Gardening Friends,
I am happy to announce an exciting collaboration with Springwater Studio in Gresham. I will be teaching an organic gardening workshop series beginning this Sunday April 19th.

Sunday 4/19 11:30-1:30 Veggie Gardening 101: Basics for Beginners
If you are excited to grow your own food but have little to no experience, this is the class for you! Jolie will discuss the basics of organic gardening including site preparation, crop selection based on site elements, planting and care techniques. With her decades of gardening experience, Jolie will demystify growing your own food and share her tips and techniques for beginner success!

Sunday 5/3 11:30-1:30 Small Space Veggie Gardening
No space is too small to grow some of your own food! Jolie helps you determine which crops are right for you and discusses planning, planting and maintaining bountiful edible gardens in the smallest spaces. Gardening in containers, raised beds and vertical gardening will be explored.

Sunday 5/17 11:30-1:30 Companion Planting and Gardens for Bees, Butterflies and Beneficials
Join Jolie to learn the benefits of companion planting for the healthiest, happiest plants possible. She will discuss tips and techniques for great crop combinations and methods of interplanting veggies with flowers and herbs. Learn strategies to make your urban garden a year-round haven for our favorite beneficial winged creatures.

Sunday 5/31 11:30-1:30 Culinary Herb Gardening
Fragrant, delicious herbs awaken the senses and enliven culinary creations. Jolie introduces a diverse palette of culinary herbs and how to grow them successfully in your garden.

Sunday 6/14 11:30-1:30 Edible Flower Gardening
An avid kitchen-gardener cook, Jolie is passionate about beautiful delectable edible flowers! Join Jolie as she shares tips on types of edible flowers, their culture and care in the garden, harvesting and recipes.

Sunday 6/28 11:30-1:30 Trouble Shooting the Edible Garden
You have planted your veggie garden and it is not thriving or producing. What now? Jolie will help you identify the most common seasonal pest and disease issues in the Portland veggie garden as well as organic methods for happier, healthier more productive plants.

All workshops are interactive lecture style and approximately 2 hours long. Take the entire series or individual workshops. Workshops are a suggested donation of $10 each. To ensure your space please register in advance by contacting or at For detailed workshop information or further information, visit their website or Springwater Studio is a community art center located in Gresham (120 SW Towle Ave). We are dedicated to education, healing and transformation through the creative process.

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