b'3 adult programs(18 and up)8019 nEstommissioPre-registration at ashland.or.us/register required for all programs unless otherwise indicated cNATURE & GREEN LIVINGIllusion and Reality: The Making North Mountain Park Natureand Meanings of Ashlands Forensic GardenCenter Garden OpeningCome learn about the creation of the National Fish and Celebrate spring, get your hands into the soil and learnWildlife Forensics Laboratory garden. The garden is a how you can be a part of the beautiful gardens at Northunique scientific garden that serves as a lasting example Mountain Park Nature Center. Staff and volunteers willof community collaboration, landscape symbolism and a provide an orientation to the Demonstration Gardens andsubtle design that offers the security needed to protect the the many volunteer opportunities. Meet other gardenersonly lab in the world dedicated to crimes against wildlife. and get your hands dirty preparing garden beds for the newGain insight into the professional expertise of designing season. Gloves, tools and snacks provided. Garden workcommunity spaces and the history of this unique public days continue every Wednesday morning from May throughgarden. For more information call the North Mountain Park November, with opportunities for gardeners of all levels ofNature Center at 541.488.6606.experience. Drop-in occasionally or adopt your own gardenWHO: Anyone interested in garden design and curious area. Pre-Registration not required. For more information callabout integrating cultural aspects of designthe North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.WHAT: History, symbolism and design of the gardens of the WHO: Novice to experienced gardeners welcome National Fish and Wildlife Forensics LaboratoryWHAT: Join new and experienced gardeners to prepareINSTRUCTOR: Maureen Flanagan Battistella has an garden beds for the coming growing season academic appointment with the Sociology and Anthropology Program at Southern Oregon University and is a freelance writer for the Ashland Tidings and Mail Tribune. She has been researching the garden and photographing it since it was installed in 2007.AGES15 & upDAYThursdayDATEApr 16TIME6:30-7:30pmPLACENature CenterCOSTFREEMedicinal and Edible Plant Walk Explore traditional ethnobotanical loreas well as current trends and research regarding edible and medicinal plants. Learn how to identify and sustainably harvest useful plants. Different plants will be discussed on each walk. For more information call the North Mountain Park Nature Center at 541.488.6606.WHO: Novice to intermediate welcome. There is always something to learn!WHAT: Learn about the properties and benefits of several AGES15 &up local and cultivated herbs and how to harvest themDAY Wednesday INSTRUCTOR: Erin McKinsey and Lauren Kemple are DATEMar 18 herbalists and educators who are passionate about plants TIME10am-Noon and healing.PLACE Nature CenterCOSTFREE, Pre-Registration not required AGES12 & upDAYSundayDATEApr 26Register Today! TIME2-3:30pmPLACENature CenterCOST $12AshlandParksandRec.org | Instagram or Facebook @AshlandParksandRec | ParksInfo@ashland.or.us 5'