Know Pot(s)

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  7/18/2018

Oven-top pot with steam coming out below lifted lidFrom container gardening to a Crock-Pot cook off to understanding the past, present and future of Deschutes County marijuana grow policy, we’re exploring all things pot(s) this August at our six Deschutes Public Library locations. Let’s stir it up! All programs are free and open to the public; registration required for those programs marked with an asterisk (*).


Medical Cannabis

Dr. Lisa Uri, MD, explains the potential uses for medical cannabis and how cannabis may be helpful to patients, depending on the disease state. She will highlight the different components of cannabis and the effects (positive and negative) they may have on the patient as well as identify methods of dosing available and how they differ in efficacy. Dr. Uri specializes in family practice at High Lakes Health Care in Bend.


Tour of Tumalo Lavender Farm*

Join us for a tour of lavender in bloom in Tumalo. Before becoming lavender farmers, owners Gordon and Judy Knight spent three years researching extensively about lavender. They became knowledgeable in growing, processing and working with lavender and found the right varieties to adapt and survive in Central Oregon. Space is limited on this tour and registration is required; register online here.

  • Friday, August 10 · 1:00 p.m. · Tumalo Lavender Farm | 19825 Connarn Road, Bend

Crock Pot Throw Down*

Present your best slow-cooker dish, or just come and taste! Cooks will sign up to present his/her best main or dessert Crock-Pot dish and compete to win first prize at this Crock-Pot Throw Down. Qualified judges will taste and vote on first place. The public will decide which dish wins “Public’s Choice.” Space is limited to seven cooks (registration required), but tasting is free and open to the public, as long as supplies last. Tasters must sign a waiver acknowledging food is eaten at own risk. Cooks required to register; register online here.


Mata Ortiz: A Pottery Tradition Revived

Justine Lowry highlights the pottery traditions of Mata Ortiz. Lowry presents complete survey of the historic traditions of pottery of the American Southwest, including major centers for trade, commerce, learning and spiritual or religious gatherings. Some of these pre-European contact centers reflect the vast trade networks that span what we know today as the American Southwest and Mexico. The pottery tradition of Mata Ortiz revives the style and iconography of the ancient city of Paquime (also known as Casas Grandes) of Northern Mexico.


Medical Uses of CBD and Hemp

Learn about the medicinal uses of cannabidiol, or CBD, from Sherry Raymond-Coblantz, who is the owner and creator Sher Ray Inc. and Ladybug Hemp CBD in Bend. Sherry will cover the uses and benefits of hemp CBD topicals, including the basics of what cannabidiol is, how it is extracted, how it can work in one’s system to create beneficial effects, and what ailments and conditions CBD is used to treat.

  • Monday, August 20 · 6:00 p.m. · Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend


Deschutes County’s Marijuana Program & Pending Changes

Deschutes County has allowed marijuana grow sites in rural areas since fall 2016. Nearly 40 applications for grow sites have been approved, several denied, and over 20 are still awaiting a County decision. Based on an evaluation of the marijuana program, the Board of County Commissioners is proposing amendments to the regulations with public hearings scheduled to begin in late summer. Learn the program’s nearly two-year history and changes currently under consideration by County Commissioners.


Constitutionality of Marijuana

Professor James Foster discusses the constitutionality of marijuana in Oregon and how state law collides or works with federal law. Foster is professor emeritus of political science at OSU-Cascades and is former chair of the Department of Political Science on the Corvallis campus. He taught courses on constitutional law, administrative law, gender and law, and American political thought. He has published articles on legal education, as well as book chapters on affirmative action and equality debates and the Oregon Judicial Branch.

  • Monday, August 27 · 6:00 p.m. · Downtown Bend Library | 601 NW Wall Street, Bend


Container Gardening

OSU Master Gardener Kathryn Kendall discusses how to successfully grow ornamental plants, flowers and vegetables in containers. Learn how to design a beautiful living arrangement of plants and how to keep them growing happy and well. During the presentation she will provide an overview of decorative container gardening as well as growing vegetables in pots.


All-Around Container Gardening

OSU Master Gardener Sara Nolte will discuss container gardening topics that range from choosing the right container to grow your ornamental plants and veggies in to how to properly water your containers and how to keep them healthy and thriving. She will go over design considerations and specific plants that do well in our Central Oregon climate.


For more information about these programs, please visit the library website at People with disabilities needing accommodations (alternative formats, seating or auxiliary aides) should contact Liz Goodrich at or 541-312-1032.

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