Did you know that the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District offers free workshops? Billed as for all skill levels, these workshops focus on topics like landscaping with native plants, water conservation, creative stormwater solutions, and chemical-free gardening techniques. Neighborhood Notes posted about an upcoming workshop on native plants, which has since filled, but it drew our attention to the full schedule, which currently runs through early December.
EMSWCD covers all of Multnomah County east of the Willamette, and their website is chock full of information, including a directory of local businesses that can help with conservation projects and a Manure Connection (!). You can also learn more about naturescaping, rain gardens, and native plants by listening to the Urban Lands Program Supervisor’s interview with Grow PDX.