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February Community Programs at North Mountain Park

February 1 - March 28

Project FeederWatch
Help count birds that visit the feeders at North Mountain Park while learning to identify species with expert birders. This is a great opportunity for all-level birders to get acquainted with local birds and mingle with other birders under the covered pavilion. The information collected will be submitted to Cornell University’s FeederWatch project, a nationwide citizen-science bird-monitoring effort. Program takes place alternate Saturdays November – March. Pre-registration is not required for this free program. Call the Nature Center for more information at 541-488-6606.
WHO: Novice and experienced birders welcome
WHAT: Get acquainted with local birds and mingle with other birders under the covered pavilion
INSTRUCTOR: Expert birding volunteers
AGES 9 & up
DAY Alternate Saturdays
DATE Feb 1, 15 & 29 Mar 14 & 28
TIME 9—10am
PLACE NMP Nature Center
COST Free, pre-registration is not required

How to Make Gluten-Free, Sprouted, Sourdough Bread
Learn how to turn inexpensive whole grains into healthy and delicious gluten-free bread using the power of sprouting and wild fermentation. Course participants will learn to maintain starter, make flatbread and make multigrain bread. Bring two small containers for bringing home some sourdough starter and bread dough. Class includes delicious breads to eat and all the recipes you need to be successful at home.
WHO: BeginnerParticipants should have basic cooking experience.Jenny’s husband and son are both allergic to gluten. The whole family wants good bread to eat!
WHAT: I’m willing to offer a second class on Sunday April 5th from 2-4pm.
INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Nichols has been gluten free for fourteen years and baking organic gluten-free sprouted sourdough bread since developing her recipes three years ago.
AGES 12 & up (with parent)
DAY Sunday
DATE February 2
TIME 2—4pm
PLACE North Mountain Park
COST $40

Seed Swap
Are you planning your garden? Before you order a long list of seeds from catalogs, you might want to try acquiring seeds locally at North Mountain Park’s seed swap. You can save money, grow plants that are adapted to our local climate, and exchange information with other gardeners. It’s fun and simple—just bring seeds you have saved from your garden and some bags or envelopes for taking seeds with you. The Nature Center also will be selling low-cost seed, harvested at the park by volunteers. For more information, call the Nature Center at 541-488-6606.
WHO: Anyone with garden seeds to trade
WHAT: A free, community exchange of seeds and gardening advice
AGES All ages welcome
DAY Thursday
DATE February 6
TIME 7—8pm
PLACE North Mountain Park
COST Free, pre-registration is not required

You CAN Create: Engaging With the Natural World
In this class we use the natural world and natural materials to fuel our artistic/creative voice using many different techniques. You will learn how to use the materials of the natural world along with some EASY art materials to create tangible beauty that expresses some aspect of your life or your relationship with the natural world.
WHO: No experience required or even helpful, an open mind essential.
WHAT: Get inspired using natural objects and celebrate the natural world through art
INSTRUCTOR: Victoria Leo has presented engaging seminars in the community for over 20 years.
AGES 18 & up
DAY Saturday
DATE February 22
TIME 9—11am
PLACE North Mountain Park


February 1
March 28
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North Mountain Park
620 N Mountain Ave
Ashland, OR United States
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