Design Your Own Yard – February 2020

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Decoding Plants: Fall 2019

Seeing Urban Flora with New Eyes

I’m excited to announce my fall wholistic botany workshop, with the Portland Underground Graduate School.

IMG_3856Details and Registration here.

Deepen your connection with the place we live by tuning in to the world of plants. Understanding the species we share our home with positions us to be advocates for conservation and offers tools for reimagining our relationships to nature.

Date: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Overlook Neighborhood

Tier A Pricing: $199 ($30/hr or above wage earners)
Tier B Pricing: $149 ($16-29/hr wage earners)
Tier C Pricing: $99 ($15/hr or below wage earners)
See our Pricing + Generosity Policy for more information on tiered pricing.

PUGS is about both learning and community. Register with a friend and get 25% off with the code YOUVEGOTAFRIEND

 

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Design Your Own Yard – October 2019

I’m offering a fall session of my design your own yard workshop. Registration is open now. Space is limited to 10 students.

Create a plan for your yard using permaculture design principles. A series of 4 collaborative work sessions will guide you through the design process, plant selection, budgeting and making a plan of action. Starting with a look at the flow of energy, water and nutrients in our household ‘systems’, we’ll chart a path towards a more efficient, useful, beautiful and realistic yard for you. This class will build on what you already know and draw on Mulysa’s extensive experience designing, building and maintaining urban homesteads. You’ll leave with a plan for your yard!

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Garden Kids Summer Camp

I’m excited to offer two week-long session of camp this summer for kids ages 5 to 9. Details and registration here. GardenKidsCamp_banner

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Plant Sale Open Mon. 5/27

Hi all! Thank you to everyone who came to my plant sale and open garden the other weekend, it was SO great to see so many friends, clients, students, PVS families, neighbors and Beach School families!

I still have some beautiful plants available and am opening my sale from 10am – 1pm on Monday 5/26.

5523 N. Detroit Ave. (near N. Killingsworth)

Columnar apple trees, heirloom apples, native shrubs, ferns and wildflowers, edible plants, 16 varieties of tomatoes, cutting flowers, shade plants, ornamental grasses, flower & veggie seeds and more. All local and organic.

Cash, check or card accepted.

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Open Garden and Plant Sale 2019

Resilience Design Open Garden and Plant Sale 2019

May 9, 4 to 8 pm, Preview Sale and Reception on Thursday evening, with Raffle to benefit Beach School Garden!

May 10, 11, 12, 10 am – 6 pm Open Garden and Plant Sale runs Friday through Sunday. A perfect Mother’s Day excursion!

5523 N. Detroit Ave, Portland, OR 97217
Cash, Check and Credit/Debit accepted.
Please no dogs or smoking in the garden.

View recent landscape design and ecological restoration projects, take a self-guided tour of Mulysa’s garden and shop for plants and seeds including edible, medicinal and native plants and local meadow pollinator flowers.

Chat with April Jamison of Garden Ecology about fruit tree care, food forest guilds,– and schedule your summer pruning and wholistic orchard spray.

2019 Tomato list 22 varieties to choose from this year!

Seeds Store

Plant catalog

Current Plant Availability
PDF: EdiblePlantSale_2019_May_updated
Excel: EdiblePlantSale_2019_May_updated

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Design Your Own Yard

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Seed Swap Brunch

Saturday, March 2
9:30 am Brunch, 10:30-1 pm Seed Swap
Alice Busch’s House – 2224 N Willamette. Portland OR 97217
Free! Details and registration HERE.

Get ready for spring and summer by joining our seed swap.  It is intended to help our up and coming gardener gather enough seeds from those of us saving – that they can SAVE money by sharing in our bounty!  Whether you have seeds to share – or are coming to collect seeds to plant for our coming gardening seasons – you are encouraged to join us and our crew of  aspiring and experienced gardeners. If you have seeds to share – bring them, if not, bring containers/envelopes to take home seeds you plan to nurture into bountiful crops of beauty and food :)

Meadow seed mix

Meadow seed mix

If folks will be joining us for brunch they should arrive by 9:30am and bring an a brunch item to share: French press ground coffee, cheese(what kind), a veggie (what kind), a syrup (kind), eggs, or fruit (what kind), non dairy milk/cream substitute (what kind),

Alice will provide: compostable plates, utensils, washable napkins, teas, half & half, bacon, potatoes, and pancakes (please let us know if you would like a gluten-free pancake option.)

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Decoding Plants: Conifers

Juniper_MMM_smHappy new year!

My next workshop is coming up the last two Saturdays in February and will be held in my new little garden studio in North Portland! This workshop is one that I was inspired to teach after camping in the Cascades this summer and being blown away by the diversity of conifers growing around our camp site. I had a lot of fun identifying them and making a cone collection – but I remembered how daunting it felt to learn the conifers when I moved to the Pacific Northwest over a decade ago. There are a lot of them here! Fortunately there are ways to learn and remember the ways they are distinct and unique.

This hands-on course will have you identifying many trees from a distance by clues like habitat context, shape and texture and then confirm your identification from up-close details like needles, bark and cones. We’ll cover both native and introduced species that are grouped into 3 main families. All experience levels welcome.

Course details and registration can be found at pugspdx.com

Decoding Plants: Conifers
Portland Underground Graduate School
Date: Saturdays, February 16 and 23
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Meets in Overlook Neighborhood || North Portland
Cost: Two days, Tiered pricing $99 to 199 || Space is limited to 20 students.
Registration open now at pugspdx.com

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2019 Workshops with Sustainable Overlook and Beach School Garden

This year I’m coordinating a workshop series with Beach School Garden and Sustainable Overlook (a committee of the Overlook Neighborhood Association). We’re offering a series of monthly workshops on practical ways to relocalize our food system, help our pollinators and build community. The series starts with seed saving, fruit tree pruning and native wildflower gardening. Everyone and all experience levels welcome. 

February

Fruit Tree Pruning and Care with April Jamison
Sunday, February 17, from 12-3 pm
Beach School Garden, 1710 N Humboldt St.
Sliding scale $10-25 Details and registration here.

Demystify winter fruit tree pruning with this hands-on workshop with orchard expert April Jamison of Garden EcologyWe’ll start by getting familiar with the basics, and then we’ll have a demonstration and practice time, giving the school garden’s two apple trees some thoughtful and loving care.

In this class you will learn:

• Tools of the trade
• When & why to prune
• Types of cuts & how to make them
• Step-by-step process
• Tips on training, restoration, and more!

Bring gloves and your favorite pruning tools such as hand pruners, folding saw or loppers if you have them. Dress for the weather.

March

Seed Swap Brunch

Saturday, March 2
9:30 am Brunch, 10:30-1 pm Seed Swap
Alice Busch’s House – 2224 N Willamette. Portland OR 97217
Free! Details and registration HERE.
Get ready for spring and summer by joining our seed swap.  It is intended to help our up and coming gardener gather enough seeds from those of us saving – that they can SAVE money by sharing in our bounty!  Whether you have seeds to share – or are coming to collect seeds to plant for our coming gardening seasons – you are encouraged to join us and our crew of  aspiring and experienced gardeners. If you have seeds to share – bring them, if not, bring containers/envelopes to take home seeds you plan to nurture into bountiful crops of beauty and food :)

If folks will be joining us for brunch they should arrive by 9:30am and bring an a brunch item to share: French press ground coffee, cheese(what kind), a veggie (what kind), a syrup (kind), eggs, or fruit (what kind), non dairy milk/cream substitute (what kind),

Alice will provide: compostable plates, utensils, washable napkins, teas, half & half, bacon, potatoes, and pancakes (please let us know if you would like a gluten-free pancake option.)

Wildflower and Pollinator Workshop

Saturday, March 30, 12-3 pm
Beach School Garden, 1710 N Humboldt St.
Sliding scale $10-25 Details and registration here.

Bees need habitat, and habitat needs tending. Engage the human impulse to tend the land in this hands-on workshop at the new 1,000 sq. ft. meadow garden at Beach Elementary. Explore the Willamette Valley native meadow plantings and see early season pollinators in action. You will learn:

  • Weed and native plant identification
  • Tending practices and a little about the background of this important ecosystem in our region – and how you can start your own low-maintenance/low-water use meadow patch to help bees.
  • Take home native wildflower seed!

Bring gloves and your favorite weeding/digging tool. Dress for the weather. Ages 10 and up.
Childcare provided at no cost for kids 5-10. Please register online.

Questions? mulysa@resiliencedesign.com

Instructor Mulysa Melco is an ecological landscape designer, horticulturist, and artist with a lifelong passion for plants and exploring our connection with the land. She teaches botany and ecology classes for the Portland Underground Graduate School. 

Upcoming workshops might be on worm composting, gardening with kids and more.

Have a suggestion for a topic you want to learn about in community? Email mulysa@resiliencedesign.com

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