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