February 2nd Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205,
11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA
Delicious and Unique Fruits
for Northwest Gardens
with Jim Gilbert, founder of Northwoods Nursery and One Green World
Have you wanted to grow a Fig, Kiwi, Persimmon or other unique fruit? Learn about the best varieties of these and other new and delicious fruits we can grow in our region. Jim will also cover planting techniques and talk about fruit varieties he has discovered in the former Soviet Union and other regions.
A fifth generation Oregonian, Jim Gilbert grew up in Portland where he attended Portland State University and graduated with a degree in Russian Language.
In 1979 he founded Northwoods Nursery in Hood River and moved his nursery to the Molalla area in 1982. Northwoods Nursery has expanded over the years, and now has seasonal employment of 30+ people, shipping nursery stock across the United States and to many foreign countries. In 1994, Jim founded One Green World, a retail/mail-order nursery that sells plants to gardeners in all of the United States. Jim recently sold One Green World, but continues to supply his unique fruiting plants to the new owners.
Jim has traveled extensively in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries of the former Soviet Union as well as in Asia and Eastern Europe. He has introduced many new plants to Northwest gardeners, including Sea Berry, Honeyberry, Magnolia Vine, and Cornelian Cherry.