Clackamas Community College Offers Spring Horticulture Workshops

The Clackamas Community College Horticulture Department is offering a chance to start the gardening season off right this spring, with workshops for home gardeners as well as classes for professional licensing.

Fruit Tree Grafting — Beginner

April 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m. or noon-2 p.m.

Fee: $40

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to graft and take home an apple or pear tree using bench grafting techniques. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Home Orchard Education Center.

Landscape Irrigation Installation and Maintenance

April 15, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fee: $80

Developed by Irrigation Association instructors with years of teaching experience, participants will learn the basics of hydraulics and irrigation system installation and maintenance. This workshop covers an overview of irrigation system components and how they operate.

Irrigation System Tips for Homeowners

June 15, 6-10 p.m. or July 8, 8 a.m.-noon

Fee: $40

This workshop will cover how to determine water usage and why it’s important, information about backflow testing requirements, understanding and programming a basic irrigation controller, sprinkler head adjustment basics, maintenance and troubleshooting and system winterization.

Landscape Boulder Setting

Aug. 19, 8 a.m.-noon

Fee: $40

Learn the art of boulder setting with Masa Mizuno, a highly-respected master of Japanese garden cultivation. This workshop is intended to train the eye to view and place boulders in an artistic way. The workshop will be held in Canby.

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops meet in Clairmont Hall on the Oregon City campus, 19600 Molalla Avenue. For information about the workshops and to register, visit To learn more about CCC’s horticulture programs, visit

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