Do you want to learn more about harvesting truffles? What about beekeeping? Or managing forestland? If so, it’s time to register for OSU’s extension program called Tree School. This is a great opportunity to learn about all kinds of fascinating topics that relate to owning land in Oregon. You also get to meet and network with other like-minded people. It’s $60 for an entire day of classes. Register here.
My favorite class title? Operating Chainsaws safely for women. Full class list here.
I’ve already sent mine in — hope to see you there!
I don’t know about you, but come mid-January I really start to miss my vegetable garden. I belong to a Facebook group called Portland Organic Gardening. On it people share tips and tricks, plus local resources. I just recently asked when and what people start planting veggies and was happy with the feedback. One member pointed me to this chart, offered by Portland Nursery.
Looks like for January we can be seeding radishes outdoors! Indoors we can start: artichoke, arugula, endive, fava beans, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard, onions, peas, scallions, and spinach!
Suddenly I have a very long to-do list!
I went on a great hike at Tryon State Natural Area last weekend. It’s 654 acres within the city of Portland! Get read for gorgeous paths through the forest. Dogs are welcome on leash.