Our Summer workshop schedule is beginning June 17th with “Bonsai for beginners” or “how not to kill your bonsai”. Local legend Larry Shapiro will lead us through the basics of bonsai care and probably have a few off color jokes for us as well. This free class will be held at thicket June 17th from 6 to 7PM. Please register through thicket as seating is limited.
Stay tuned for more summer workshops at thicket!
Seasonal Wreath making
Guided nature walk with foraging tips
Air plant terrarium
Macrame plant hangers
Sew your own garden apron
Herbal infusions for cooking
Herbal body care products
Beers bees and blooms
Smart phone nature photography
Alberta Street Easter Egg Hunt!
Thicket is joining Candy Babel, Green Bean Books and Umpqua Bank to sponsor the third annual Alberta Street Easter egg hunt.
We’ll be hosting the hunt for teens and tweens. The morning hunt for little kids will be held at Green Bean Books.
In the evening, we will have two egg hunts here at Thicket for older kids complete with glow in the dark eggs and a very special bunny visitor.
Ages 9-14 at 6:30pm Ages 14-20 at 7:30pm
Morning hunt at Green Bean Books:
Ages 0-4 at 11 AM Ages 5-9 at 12PM
11:30am between the hunts, there will be an Easter story book reading and you’ll even get to meet a real bunny rabbit and bunny expert! You can craft your very own baby chick mask to wear home.
An Egg Race will follow the hunt.
Cost of event is Free but registration is required.
Call 503-954-2354 to register for the little people morning hunts
Call (503) 926-3817 to register for the bigger people evening hunts.
MAY 16TH 2015 – WATERCOLOR JOURNALING
With Jenna Lechner
$30 – two hour class 11:00 to 1:00
Call us at 503-318-0049 or stop by
Learn the art of watercolor journaling with Thicket as your muse. This class will cover the basics of working with the unique water medium, as well as observational drawing. We’ll discuss a variety of techniques, including wet-in-wet, how to combine watercolor with ink drawings, color theory, and how to pick a good color palette. This is a beginning to intermediate class, ideal for someone who already has a little familiarity with drawing, and perhaps painting, but who would like to know more.
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Meeting at Collage on 17th and Alberta then walking down to thicket for inspiration.
Handmade Garden Projects with author Lorene Edwards Forkner
May 5th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
We are so lucky to have author and avid gardener, Lorene Edwards Forkner joining us for a show and tell of projects from her book “Handmade Garden Projects” We will have several demonstrations and then Lorene will be available for a round of Q and A’s. She is such a wealth of information and inspiration. Come join us!
Wire plant supports
Galvanized gutter with succulents
Flame-free canning jar lanterns
Hairpin fencing Chandeliers
Lorene revels in the seasonal pleasures and broad scope of gardening life in the Pacific Northwest affords. Lorene is editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine, a quarterly journal for passionate gardeners and curious naturalists interested in exploring where gardening and horticulture on the West Coast intersect with real life, design and the environment. Lorene is the author of 5 garden titles including the bestselling Handmade Garden Projects (Timber Press, 2011), and the newly released Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest. She is passionate about West Coast gardens and the beautiful, fruitful, and innovative landscapes of our region.
Woodland floral design with Francoise Weeks
April 29 – 5:00 to 7:00
$60 – includes all flora and supplies – you get to take home your own creation!
Please RSVP to email@example.com
Be inspired by the botanical treasures of the Pacific Northwest! Begin this textural arrangement with lichen-covered branches and moss. Mix in lush foliage and succulents, ferns and mushrooms, fragrant herbs and small bulb plants, such as crocus, muscari and mini daffodils. Later, replant the bulbs in the garden or containers and enjoy them year after year. Gather ideas to express your creativity and learn to work with natural materials found in your own garden!
Urban Transformations—from bare lot to flourishing business
What if you could turn a derelict lot into a thriving community garden store? Thicket has done just that. In the same way, TogetherFarm is taking thrown out plastic and turning it into beautiful garden boxes for the urban gardener. These are urban transformations. Join Thicket and TogetherFarm for a tour of what used to be a barren gravel lot but is now thriving business with botanical curiosities, vintage finds, and modern craft to inspire life lived in the garden. Get an insider’s look at what it takes to create an urban transformation and bring beauty and benefit to a neighborhood. Walk away with inspiration and a small item to start an urban transformation of your own!