Horticulture classes set for CCC
Start the gardening season off with a workshop from the Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department. Here's a look at what CCC will be offering in the new year.
Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Beekeeping is growing in popularity because of its importance in pollination, honey production and as a relaxing hobby. This two-day workshop is intended to prepare new and beginner beekeepers with knowledge, demonstrations and lists of resources. Topics will include: basic bee biology, proper equipment, handling of bees, hive pest and disease control, feeding and more. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Portland Metro Beekeepers Association.
Fruit Tree Pruning
Saturday, Feb. 8
Participants will see the demonstration and practice of pruning methods appropriate for a variety of fruit trees. Bring pruning tools and appropriate outdoor wear. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Home Orchard Society.
Fruit Tree Grafting – Beginner
Saturday, Feb. 29
Get hands-on explanation and practice in whip grafting of fruit trees under the supervision of experienced grafters. Participants will be provided with a rootstock and scion wood. Bring a straight-edged knife. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Home Orchard Society.
Fruit Tree Grafting – Intermediate
Saturday, Feb. 29
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Participants will gain hands-on practice with advanced grafting methods: cleft, kerf, bark and inarching. A rootstock and scion wood will be provided. Bring a straight-edged knife. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Home Orchard Society.
Tuesday, Jan. 7
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