Medicinal and Edible Plant Walks Stroll through North Mountain Park to learn more about the abundance of edible and medicinal plants found in the gardens and on the ethnobotanical trail. Explore traditional ethnobotanical lore as well as current trends and research regarding these plants. Learn how to identify and sustainably harvest useful plants. Different plants will be discussed on each walk. All knowledge levels welcome, from novice to experienced. Bring a notebook and writing utensil if you wish to take notes. Please register online at ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 12 & up DAY Sunday DATE Sep 17 and Oct 22 TIME 2:30-4pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $8 per class INSTRUCTOR Erin Krenzer and Lauren Kemple are environmental educators who are passionate about botanical medicine. Growing Citrus in the Rogue Valley Growing citrus in the Rogue Valley is possible! For folks who have a place to put plants in the winter, container citrus does very well, provides wonderful blossoms and can winter indoors, in a greehouse or even a garage. Learn about watering, pollinating, fertilizing and other tricks to guarantee success. Fall is a great time to purchase citrus at localnurseries!Pleaseregisteronlineatashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 9 & up DAY Thursday DATE Sep 21 TIME 6:45-8:15pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $15 INSTRUCTOR Joel Heller has taught many classes at North Mountain Park and has taught this class to Joesphine and Jackson County Master Gardeners. He has been growing citrus for over a decade. Is a Firewise & Deer-Resistant Landscape Possible? Yes! Firewise landscaping has become increasingly important in the Rogue Valley. Come learn about best planting and maintenancepracticesaswellasdeer-resistantandfirewise plant options. Please register online at ashland.or.us/register or call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606. AGES 18 & up DAY Thursday DATE Sep 28 TIME 6-7pm PLACE NMP Nature Center COST $18 INSTRUCTOR Christie Mackison is co-owner of the Shooting Star Nursery and offers landscape design and consultations. Register Today! commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 APRC Fall 2017 PlayGuide | 541.488.5340 | The Grove at 1195 E Main St, Ashland 30 sustainability & gardening Pre-registration at ashland.or.us/register required for all programs unless otherwise indicated