A Fundraiser for the Ned Jaquith Foundation
July 23-24, 2016
July 23-24, 2016 is the Ned Jaquith Foundation's annual bamboo campout and BBQ potluck fundraiser! Proceeds from the camp out's activities will benefit the Ned Jaquith Foundation, which supports bamboo research.
Saturday, July 23 starts with two great workshops – constructing Mason Bee Houses and Rainsticks both using bamboo. Later on we will have a delicious potluck BBQ with oysters, a silent auction, short reports from the grant awardees, and a live auction of really special LIVING bamboo plants. Pitch your tent in the bamboo groves and enjoy singing around the campfire.
Workshop: Mason Bee Homes with Margie Krebs Jepson
Saturday, July 23th 11am-1pm
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 bit.ly/1RUwesr
Workshop: Rainsticks with Charissa Brock, Karen Thomas and Mary Felice Crowe
Saturday, July 23th, (3 sessions) 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Rainsticks make the sound of gently falling rain as they turn. Make one for yourself in this fun workshop. Pre-registration required – $15.00
Bring a dish to share! We will have fresh caught oysters, cake, and lemonade. Feel free to bring things to put on the grill and a favorite beverage.
Silent Auction 2:30-7:30
Live Auction 7:00
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 live auction will include some rare bamboo cultivars that orginated at the Bamboo Garden. This is Ned's special contribution to horticulture.
The Camp Out
3 pm July 23th- 10 am July 24th
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to become a vendor.