Mark your calendars! The third annual Fig Fest is this Sunday, September 22 from 10am-5pm out at One Green World Nursery, located in the Southeast Portland neighborhood of Pleasant Valley (and not too far from the Leach Botanical Garden, which, if you haven’t been to yet, you need to visit). Figs are one of the most wonderful fruits and I came to love them when I lived in Queens where fig trees (and grape vines) were pretty much everywhere (thanks, Greek and Sicilian immigrants).
All sorts of things will be happening that day: fig tastings of various varieties, gardening and permaculture info, educational booths, more fruit tastings, specialty art and products, and more. Plus, you can get select trees—including fig trees—up to 20% off. If you’re looking to plant a fruit tree, this might be just the time to do that.
The good folks at One Green World Nursery gave us even more details:
This is our third annual Fig Fest and it is expected to be our biggest one yet! We plan to have 10 different fig varieties available to taste test along with local vendors and other community influences. A local restaurant, Kuchenhaus, will be catering the event serving farm-to-table plant-based German food.
We will also have three classes on the hour from 1pm-3pm lead by instructor Lydia Parsley who has a background in locally-sourced food products and small-scale sustainable agriculture. To top it off, we will have raffles and prizes, music, and discounted fruit trees.
We have put in a lot of effort to improve our retail space so it will also serve as an opportunity to unveil the changes for our customers who have not seen the space in a while. We hope to see everyone there!
BTW, admission is FREE.
More about One Green World Nursery:
Our nursery specializes in edible and rare plants. We sell all types of fruit trees, berry bushes, fruiting vines, fruiting shrubs, nut trees, seeds, tubers and more! We believe in sustainable design, edible landscaping, food forests, and organic gardening to boost our resilient local food systems. We offer over 1000 varieties of edible & unique plants. We explore the world to discover, collect and share new food plants. We are here to help you grow your own One Green World. Drop us a line and tell us your story or dreams about growing, harvesting, sharing and preparing your own home grown foods.
Hope to see you there!
Third Annual Fig Fest
Sunday, September 22, 10am-5pm
One Green World Nursery, 6469 SE 134th Ave, Portland
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