Ned’s Bash!

A Fundraiser for the Ned Jaquith Foundation

Potluck, BBQ, Campout and Festival

July 23-24, 2016 – A Bamboo Weekend at Bamboo Garden

(18900 NW Collins Road North Plains OR 97133)

and Hoyt Arboretum (4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland OR 97221).

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July 23, 2016 SATURDAY

Saturday, July 23 starts with three great workshops – constructing a ‘Spirit Walk’ fence with James Clever, making Mason Bee Houses and Rainsticks, all using bamboo. Later on we will have a delicious potluck barbeque with oysters and tuna, short reports from the three grant awardees, and an auction of really special LIVE bamboo plants. Pitch your tent in the bamboo groves and enjoy singing around the campfire.

Spirit Walk fence with James Clever

10:00 am  James will lead construction of a bamboo fence. Guests will be encouraged to express messages, hopes and desires on a short piece of bamboo to hang on the fence.  Free!

Workshop: Mason Bee Homes with Margie Krebs Jepson

11 am – 1 pm. Our native bee Osmia lignaria – commonly called the blue orchard bee or mason bee is easy for western gardeners to nurture.   Build your own mason bee home with bamboo and add a functional piece of garden art to your yard. Pre-registration required – $30.00. Find out more in the OSU Extension publication “Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard in Western Oregon” online (click on link)

Workshop: Rainsticks with Charissa Brock, Karen Thomas and Mary Felice Crowe

(3 sessions)

1:30, 2:30 or 3:30 pm. Rainsticks make the sound of gently falling rain as they turn. Make one for yourself in this fun workshop. Pre-registration required $15.00

Silent Auction

2:30 – 7:00 pm – Ned was a great collector of all things bamboo. We will have some of them plus art, books, photography and other items donated by friends of the Foundation.

The Potluck

5:00 pm – We will have fresh-caught oysters, tuna, cake and lemonade. Bring additional favorites to put on the grill, beverages and a side dish. Bring a dish to share.

Grantee Reports

6:00 pm – short 10-12 minute reports from Hector F. Archila-Santos Bridging the Gap between traditional and vernacular bamboo building techniques and state-of-the-art processing technologies and engineering knowledge; Prof C. Nirmala Bamboo Shoots as Health Food; Martin Nicholson – World Bamboo Collection at Hoyt Arboretum

Live Bamboo Auction

7:00 pm – Here is a chance to bid on some rare bamboo cultivars which originated at the Bamboo Garden. This is Ned’s special contribution to horticulture.

The Camp Out  SATURDAY

3:00 pm July 23 – 10:00 am July 24 Campers may arrive starting at 3 pm, set up tents in or around their favorite bamboo grove. We will have a campfire after the potluck and events; bring your musical instruments. Campers must leave the Bamboo Garden by 10 am. Remember to “pack it out.”

Campers may choose to eat at a local breakfast place while vendors for the Portland Bamboo Festival leave to set up.

July 24, 2016  SUNDAY

The Portland Bamboo Festival July 24, 2016 10 am – 3 pm The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Bamboo Society hosts a festival each year at the Steven’s Pavilion, Hoyt Arboretum   Our members bring plants, tools, books and handcrafts to sell. This year our festival coincides with the grand opening of the World Bamboo Collection at the Hoyt. There will be a demonstration of dividing a root-bound potted bamboo. Artist Charissa Brock will be teaching an ongoing bamboo fan-making workshop (11 am – 2 pm). Contact Dain 541-223-8555 or to become a vendor.

There is no fee for the potluck or campout, but donations to the Ned Jaquith Foundation are greatly appreciated. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by the tax codes.

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