CCC Horticulture Department Offers Variety of Winter
OREGON CITY - The Horticulture
Department at Clackamas Community College this winter will offer a
variety of workshops, symposiums and classes for home gardeners, as
well as classes for professional licensing. A roundup of short
courses and workshops during winter term 2014 follows:
Pruning: Mondays, Jan. 6, 13, 27 and Feb. 3 from 1 to
4:50 p.m. in Clairmont, room 133. This hands-on, one credit course
includes instruction on pruning trees, shrubs, groundcovers and
vines. It covers tools and equipment used for various pruning
practices. Tuition and fees are $120.50.
Care Seminar: Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:50
p.m. in the McLoughlin Auditorium. This half-day seminar provides
information about winter care of fruit-bearing plants and features
local experts covering a variety of fruit growing techniques.
Co-sponsored by the Home Orchard Society. Information: www.homeorchardsociety.org.
Fee is $15.
Growing and Gardening: Saturdays, Jan. 18, 25 and
Feb. 1. This one-credit course
meets from 8:30 to 11:50 a.m. in Clairmont, room 118. Students will
study herb plants, including propagation and garden use. Tuition
and fees: $120.50.
Landscaping Practices: Tuesday,
Jan. 21, from 6 to 7:50 p.m. in Clairmont, room 117. Explore ways
to incorporate water efficiency into standard business practices
including business retention, new business and water conservation
practices for residential and commercial clients. This workshop
qualifies for Irrigation Association CEUs. Fee is $20.
Tree Pruning: Saturday, Feb. 1, from 9 to 11:50 a.m.
at the Home Orchard Society Arboretum at CCC. The class features
demonstrations and practice of pruning methods appropriate for a
variety of fruit trees. The class is cosponsored by the Home
Orchard Society. Fee is $10.
Laws & Safety in Spanish: Fridays, Feb. 7, 14, 21
& 28 from 8 to 11:50 a.m. in Clairmont, room 133. Course covers
plant protection methods for weed, insect and disease control.
Instruction on laws and regulations related to safety, handling and
storage of pesticides, as well as techniques for product selection,
applicator safety and environmental protection. Prepare and test
for the Oregon Pesticide Laws & Safety exam. Fee is $120.
Grafting: Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. in
Clairmont, room 118. Workshop covers hands-on practice using
side-veneer grafts on several conifer species. Instruction on how
to to sharpen your knife, prepare rootstock and basic aftercare
procedures. Fee is $60.
Trough Workshop: Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 2:50
p.m. in Clairmont, room 117. Hands-on instruction on how to make
hypertufa containers for the garden or for housing plants on a
patio, balcony or deck. Fee is $35.
Tree Grafting (Beginning and Intermediate): Saturday,
Feb. 22, in Clairmont 118. These three workshops (two beginning and
one intermediate) provide hands-on experience for grafting fruit
trees. Co-sponsored by the Home Orchard Society. Two
beginning Fruit Tree Grafting workshops are offered: from 9 to
10:20 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. The intermediate Fruit Tree
Grafting workshop is from 12:45 to 2:05 p.m. Fee is $15 per
Applicator in Spanish: Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m.
to 4:50 p.m. in Training Center, room 102. This course provides a
review of the safe use of pesticides: protective equipment, mixing,
loading, spraying, storage, transportation and application
equipment. Recertification credits are available. Fee is $35.
Core Training: Friday, Feb. 28, from 1 to 4:50 p.m.
in Clairmont room 133. This workshop provides training required by
the Oregon Department of Agriculture for the re-certification of
the Private Pesticide License. This workshop is designed for
individuals who intend to maintain a current ODA Private Pesticide
License. Fee is $40.
For more information about
horticulture offerings at CCC, please call the Horticulture
Department at 503-594-3292, email firstname.lastname@example.org or