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Comprehensive Organic Gardener Program

Join us this Spring to experience the busy season in our thriving Organic Demonstration Garden! Learn the foundations of self-sufficient, sustainable, and abundant organic gardening.

  • Urban Agriculture Class
  • COG
  • Workshops
  • Classes
  • Learning
  • OEC
  • Lecture
When Mar 14, 2012 06:00 PM to
Apr 04, 2012 08:00 PM
Where Luscher Farm & Sellwood Community Center
Contact Name
Contact Phone 503.638.0735
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Spring COG classes have ended. Check back soon for information about taking COG this fall.

 COG classes are held in two locations:

Wednesday evenings at the Sellwood Community Center and Saturday's at Luscher Farm, just outside of Portland.


This multi-session program in organic vegetable gardening is designed as a hands-on course, introducing beginning gardeners to the dynamic world of organic gardening while getting your hands dirty in the process!  This series is a must for people new to gardening in general and people who have recently moved to the Pacific Northwest. It is an ideal blend of practical instruction and scientific fundamentals  -  paralleled with hands-on time working in the organic demonstration gardens. By the end, you will feel more confident and secure in your organic gardening ventures.

Oregon Tilth offers this program in partnership with Seattle Tilth, our northerly sister organization.  In this unique and popular course, students can expect to learn all of the basic concepts involved in organic food gardening; including building healthy soil, garden planning, crop rotation techniques, planting techniques, year 'round gardening strategies, organic pest and disease control, water conservation practices, and seed saving. Scholarships available upon request.

  •  $250 or $225 for Tilth members
  • Students receive the COG notebook full of gardening resources, a Maritime Northwest Garden Guide, and certificate upon completion
  • Scholarship applications upon request - contact
  • To cancel your registration, please call (503) 779-4631 or email 7 days prior to the class start date. Your full class fee can be fully refunded minus a $20 service fee.  Requests for cancellations received less than 7 days from the class start will not receive a refund.

Thank you for participating in our educational programs. Discover the many other ways to get involved in the OEC.

Click here to register online! Or contact us via email or phone to register. | 503.378.0690

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