Saturday, April 4, 9am-12pm
The Saturday Crew helps with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, special projects and more. No experience required; tools and instruction provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, or sign up online here.
Saturday, April 4, 12:30pm-3pm
Learn to weave a basket from English ivy! Hoyt Arboretum Friends is partnering with Rewild Portland to host this family-friendly workshop at Hoyt Arboretum. Participants will use the English ivy cleared from the arboretum by our hardworking Saturday Crew (you can join them that morning from 9am to 12pm!) to craft their baskets.
The workshop will be held outside at the Stevens Pavilion. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and snacks. Gloves, garden clippers and basket materials will be provided.
This free workshop is limited to 20 participants; early registration is encouraged. To sign up, please contact Becky at email@example.com or 503-823-1649.
Wednesday, April 8, 10am-12:30pm
Angie Moore, wildflower enthusiast and Hoyt Arboretum volunteer, will give a presentation on native plants in the Hoyt Arboretum. Have you ever wondered about the blanket of understory plants beneath our conifers? This is a chance to start learning about the native plants that make up that understory. She will have photos, key characteristics for identifying these plants, their Latin and common names and what plant family they belong to. When appropriate she will include ethnobotany - how those plants were and are used by humans. If you have been meaning to learn more about our native plants, this is a very basic and friendly lecture to jumpstart your learning.
This is a free presentation.Please meet at the Visitor Center at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd; registration is not required.
Thursday, April 9, 12pm-1:30pm
Join Hoyt Arboretum’s curator Martin Nicholson for this annual tour through the arboretum’s nationally-recognized Magnolia collection. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a jacket, camera and water. Please meet at the Visitor Center at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd; this is a free tour and registration is not required.
Sunday, April 12, 2-3:30pm
Join us at Hoyt Arboretum for a viewing of the critically-acclaimed film Finding David Douglas, which focuses on David Douglas’s contributions to science—forestry, botany, and horticulture. During his career, Douglas introduced more than 200 new species to the gardens and forests of Europe. Produced and directed by historian Lois Leonard, this free film screening will take place in the Bill deWeese Classroom at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center. The director will be in attendance, and DVDs will be available for purchase at the screening.
About the director: Lois Leonard has worked in the field of public history and museums for more than twenty-five years. Her work includes the creation and management of nationally-recognized exhibitions, documentary videos and publications. Her work has received regional and national awards, and her films broadcast on Oregon Public Broadcasting and the History Channel.
Wednesday, April 15, 10am-1pm
Interested in expanding your knowledge of native conifers? Instructor Ken Denniston (author of nwconifers.com) will help you identify the local conifers of northwest Oregon.
The class will include classroom instruction and, weather permitting, a tour of native conifers in Hoyt Arboretum. Learn easy ways to distinguish each conifer species using both photos and specimens. Class attendees will receive a handy cheat sheet to identify native conifers with 99% accuracy.
Limited to 15 people per class. $15/members, $20/non-members. Registration is required.
Please sign up below via Paypal or contact Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.823.1649.