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Learn about soil health, crop and livestock management and more at Small Farm School, held at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. (Clackamas Community) Events are free unless noted. Please email calendar submissions at least three weeks in advance to ONGOING 45th Parallel Universe Garden Shows: 6-7 p.m.

Sundays through Oct. 1. Enjoy an evening filled with music and community in one of various garden settings in Portland. $30; East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District free webinars: Discover how to care for land in ways that benefit people, water and wildlife. From stormwater solutions to biochar to water conservation, these workshops will help you save time, money and energy.

Register at What’s New Garden Tour: 10:30-11:30 a.m. second Thursday of the month. Learn about the Leach Botanical Garden’s history, new additions, heritage trees, seasonal plants, habitat restoration and more. $5; Leach Botanical Garden, 6704 S.E.

122nd Ave.; The Art of Bonsai: 1-3 p.m. third Thursdays and Saturdays of the month. Learn techniques and concepts, and do a different project each month. $35 includes all materials; register at Grow Your Own Produce: The Workshop Series: (online via Zoom) First Wednesday of the month through November.

Take part in a series taught by permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach featuring seasonal information about planning, growing, maintaining and harvesting food from your garden. $25 per class; or email; register at Ikebana for Every Season: 1-2:30 p.m.

second Tuesday of the month; $45. Become knowledgeable about basic concepts, techniques, tools, equipment and care for ikebana. The Resource Center, 219 S. Main Ave., Gresham; Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association meetings: 6-8 p.m. last Tuesday of the month; Jessie Mays Community Hall, 30975 N.W.

Hillcrest St., North Plains or online via Zoom; or email Portland Dahlia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m. second Tuesday of the month February through November. Take part in a discussion of seasonal topics. Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, 7805 S.E. Oaks Park Way; Oregon Fuchsia Society monthly meeting: 7 p.m.

third Tuesday of the month except January, July, November and December. Discuss seasonal topics and learn from guest speakers. Western Seminary, Bueermann Hall, 5511 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; Greater Portland Iris Society meeting: 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month in March, April, September, October and November.

Enjoy discussions of irises with guest speakers. Ainsworth House, 19130 Lot Whitcomb Drive, Oregon City; Estacada Garden Club monthly meeting: 1-3 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13 Small Farm School: Take part in this full-day event with hands-on workshops and classroom sessions covering topics from equipment to soil health, crop and livestock management and more.

$100; Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City; THURSDAY, SEPT. 14 Signature Candle Workshop: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 14 (Wilsonville) and Sept. 21 (Sherwood). Choose your own scents of fall and create a candle in a mason jar. $50; SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest: 10 a.m.-noon.

Learn first-hand about the native plant communities that you can include in your landscape. WCMGA Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 S.W. Grabhorn Road, Beaverton; The Upcycled Garden Workshop (Learn and Serve): 10 a.m.-noon. Learn how to build durable, attractive raised garden beds with inexpensive steel window wells, scrap wood and a drill.

Pacific Park Natural Demonstration Garden, 1515 N.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver, Washington (enter from Northeast 172nd Ave.); email or call 564-397-5738. FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 Save Our Seeds Workshop - Wet Seed Process: 7-9 p.m. Learn about the dry seed process and history of seed saving for lettuce, radish, grains, beans, peas and cole crops.

$20 registration at; Hazel Dell, Washington, location provided upon registration; email or call 564-397-5738. SATURDAY, SEPT. 23 Putting the Garden to Bed: 9-11 a.m. Get tips on planting trees and shrubs in the fall, tasks to prepare the vegetable and fruit garden for winter and techniques to protect the soil.

PCC Rock Creek (Building 4, Room 103) and WCMGA Education Garden, 17705 N.W. Springville Road; THURSDAY, SEPT. 28 Scappoose Garden Club meeting: 11 a.m. Bring your favorite garden harvest potluck dish, learn about programs and join the club. St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, 51555 S.W.

Old Portland Road, Scappoose; email FRIDAY, OCT. 6 Lane County Home Improvement Show: 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8. Explore more than 200 home and garden exhibits, plus 35 seminars under one roof. $5, or free with food donation; Lane Events Center, 796 W.

13th Ave., Eugene; SATURDAY, OCT. 14 Manga: A Brief History & Animation Workshop: Oct. 14-15. In this two-day workshop, professional artist Brian Gonzales will expose you to the cultural history of manga and engage you in the physical process of making a traditional cell-based animation.

$45; Gresham Japanese Garden, 219 S. Main Ave., Gresham; SUNDAY, NOV. 5 Gresham Japanese Garden Remodel Open House and Ikebana: 2-4 p.m. Explore the renovated Resource Center and learn about basic concepts, techniques and care for ikebana. Gresham Japanese Garden, 219 S.

Main Ave., Gresham; FRIDAY, JAN. 19 Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show: 5-9 p.m. Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 20 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 21. Shop 220 sustainable exhibits, meet experts and contractors, and learn at 65 sustainable seminars. $5, or free with food donation; Lane Events Center, 796 W.

13th Ave., Eugene; FRIDAY, MARCH 8 Lane County Home & Garden Show: Noon-9 p.m. March 8, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 10. $5, or free with food donation; Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene; -- Corey Sheldon Stay in the loop. Sign up to receive a weekly newsletter and join the conversation at the Homes & Gardens of the Northwest on Facebook

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