Learn with The Gardening Goddess

Jolie Donohue’s gardening students rave she is “an awesome and engaging speaker, so informative and encouraging” and “she oozes with a passion for gardening.” They describe her as “friendly, approachable, informative, charming and hysterical with a great sense of humor.” Her classes are “full of practical information, organized and provides the best handouts.” As a “favorite teacher” of “the best gardening classes I have attended” she has earned a loyal following of students and clients. 

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Monthly Cohort


This monthly cohort welcomes all gardening experience levels from all around the Portland metro area. In 2021 we were a diverse group of gardeners with a range of gardening sites from small urban raised beds & containers, community gardens, suburban plots, and large rural sites.


We meet monthly on the second Saturday 10am-12pm January through October. Our cohort meets virtually via zoom. Each month I introduce timely topics with a lecture and slides. Questions, answers, and discussion are encouraged in our small group.


I limit registration to 10 participants to nurture an engaging, meaningful, and collaborative cohort that spends the gardening year together. In this small cohort you will gain practical gardening information, support, and get to know each other & our gardens. In 2021 the cohort was really fun and successful.


If this sounds like the type of supportive group of gardeners you'd like to join please register here  

$300 for the 10-month cohort. This small group will fill up fast so please register as soon as you can. Please reach out with any questions: jolieann.donohue@gmail.com 


2021 Cohort Dates:

January 8

February 12

March 12

April 9

May 14

June 11

July 9

August 13

September 10


New in 2022! 

Vegetable Gardening Happier Hour

Fridays 4-5pm


Wrap up your work week and start the weekend with gardening inspiration. Join The Gardening Goddess for one or more weekly topics. In these practical and informative one hour webinars there will be 40 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes of questions and answers. Gardeners of all experience levels from all around the Portland metro area are welcome to join! The registration link will be available soon. Mark your calendars now! 

February 11      Get to Know Your Portland Vegetable Growing Season

February 18      Compost

February 25      Cover Crops

March 4            Organic Fertilizer

March 11          Growing & Harvesting Greens

March 18          Growing & Harvesting Peas and Beans

March 25          Growing & Harvesting Alliums

April 1               Growing & Harvesting Roots

April 8               Growing & Harvesting Tomatoes

April 15             Growing & Harvesting Squash and Cucumbers

April 22             Beneficial Bugs 

Winter Term Gardening Classes

with Portland Community College

Organic Vegetable Gardening Basics for Beginners--CLASS IS FULL

Saturday January 15


Growing Vegetables in Containers

Saturday January 22

Soil Basics for Organic Gardeners--NEW CLASS

Saturday January 29

Crop Rotation and Companion Planting

Saturday February 5

Cool Season Vegetable Crops

Saturday February 19

Culinary Herb Gardening

Saturday February 26 

Gardening for Bees--NEW CLASS

Saturday March 5


Hummingbird Gardens--NEW CLASS--CLASS ALMOST FULL 

Saturday March 19


Gardening with Native Plants--NEW CLASS

Saturday March 26 

Register for all PCC classes winter term here