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Master Gardener DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

Gardening Events - 2 hours 20 min ago
Saturday, August 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Master Gardener DEMONSTRATION GARDEN at Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Garden in Newport.  Tour this coastal edible school garden & participate in fun family activities.

Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.

Master Gardener COMPOST DEMONSTRATION & FOOD PRESERVATION INFO

Gardening Events - 2 hours 20 min ago
Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Master Gardeners will be on hand for a COMPOST DEMONSTRATION as well as a FOOD PRESERVATION Iinformatiion table.

Lincoln County Master Gardeners are hosting various events throughout their annual MASTER GARDENER WEEK, August 17 - 24, at various locations.

Bringing Native Pollinators to the Garden

Gardening Events - 2 hours 20 min ago
Thursday, August 7, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

 This class will cover the (a) encouragement and identification of native pollinators in gardens, and (b) the pollination biology of common garden plants. The life-cycles of pollinators and the role of native and non-native garden plants in encouraging pollinators in gardens will be discussed. Also a variety of techniques to improve habitat for beneficial insects.  Instructor Brian Dykstra has a MS Biology from Humboldt State University and has conducted pollinator outreach and research for university, agricultural extension and non-profit groups.

Medicinal & Edible Herbs

Gardening Events - 2 hours 20 min ago
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn how to grow medicianal and edible herbs in the home garden with Master Gardener Sue Sierralupe.

Season Extension Tips & Techniques

Gardening Events - 2 hours 20 min ago
Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn about the wide variety of options to extend the vegetable growing season in fall and winter.   We will discuss leafy greens and other plants suited to cool-season growing.  There will be a hands-on demonstration of bending conduit to produce a mini-hoop cover for rows or raised beds. 

Seeds of the Future

Small Farms Events - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:28pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

POSTER Includes tour of two seed farms, lunch and a class for begining seed farmers. REGISTER ON LINE
Specialty Seed Crops are a niche market for small, sustainable Rogue Valley Farms.  Tour two family farms currently working on innovative breeding projects and cooperative seed marketing.  In the afternoon, attend an optional class for Beginning Seed Growers taught by Don Tipping, owner of Siskiyou Seed's and a long-time seed grower.

Addresses and directions to the farms will be provided to participants.  Class size is Iimited to 30.

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Seeds of the Future

Small Farms Events - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:28pm
Saturday, August 16, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Seed Breeding and Production in the Rogue Valley: 
A farm tour and Primer for Beginning Seed Farmers

Specialty Seed Crops represent a great niche market to small, sustainable farms in the Rogue Valley. Tour of two family farms currently working on innovative breeding projects and cooperative seed marketing. For people interested in growing specialty seed crops, attend an optional class for Beginning Seed Growers with Siskiyou Seed's owner and long-time seed grower Don Tipping in the afternoon. 

REGISTER ON LINE: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/farms  

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Comments on Oregon Sea Grant sought

Breaking Waves - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 8:54am

Oregon Sea Grant will be reviewed on Sept. 23-24, 2014 by a Site Review Team convened by the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program. Those associated or familiar with Oregon Sea Grant are invited to provide the review team with comments on any aspect of the program or its work up to one week prior to the review (no later than Sept. 16). You may submit written comments to oar.sg.feedback@noaa.gov

Additional information on the Oregon Sea Grant program can be found at http://seagrant.oregonstate.edu/

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Yamhill County Twilight Tour

Forestry Events - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:42pm
Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you interested in adding native plant diversity on your property?  This event will interest you.  Paul Wilson and Linda Farris have been actively restoring a range of native grasses, shrubs, and trees to what was a neglected, invasives-filled hillside on their small woodland property.  We will see how they propagate their own plant materials, are creating a small oak meadow, a native hedgerow, and addition plant diversity to a young tree plantation.

No RSVP needed.

Plan for walking up and downhill short distances on gravel.  Located 0.1 mile past Quincy Grange; for detailed directions call the Extension office.

Soil Workshop for small-scale vegetable farmers

Small Farms Events - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:42pm
Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The second day of this two day workshop includes more advanced topics including soil testing, soil moisture, nitrogen management, and identifying nutrient deficiency symptoms. Participants will learn how to the the OSU Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculator.
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Matt Menashes - SAF CEO

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:34pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Matt Menashes, the new SAF CEO, will be in Corvallis on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  He will be at the Starker Forest office for an informal meet-and-greet.  No business meeting, or presentation.  Just a chance for members and local forestry community to meet the new CEO share your thoughts, ideas, concerns, and guidance without going to a National Convention or the National Office.

Where:  Starker Forests Office, 7240 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis

When:  Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, drop in anytime

Whtat else:  Hosted BBQ starting at 4:30 pm

RSVP needed for BBQ food, by Friday, August 8, 2014

RSVP REQUIRED contact:  Ann@starkerforests.com or 541-929-2477

For further information contact:

Dick Powell - Chair
Oregon Society of American Foresters
541-929-2477
dick@starkerforests.com

 

Soil Workshop for small-scale vegetable farmers

Small Farms Events - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:34pm
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

The first  day of this two-day soil workshop covers beginning soils topics including soil types, texture, structure, and organic matter. Participants will have a chance to look at soil horizons in a deep hole pit, and oberve a tillage demonstration.

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Yamhill Small Woodlands Association Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:38pm
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Brian and Barbara Doyle are this year's hosts and county Tree Farmer of the Year nominees.  Yamhill Small Woodlands Association will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages.  Bring a side dish if you like.

Tour will begin at 7 p.m. following dinner.

Please RSVP for food planning to Hal Hagglund - 503-843-2173 or hal.elin@gmail.com.

Learn to safely can fresh-caught tuna

Breaking Waves - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:21am

NEWPORT – Tuna are abundant and available on the Oregon coast at the best prices of the year – so now’s a great time to learn how to safely can your own tuna at home.

Sea Grant Extension’s seafood product development specialist Mark Whitham and Ruby Moon, fishery Extension agent, will lead a workshop in home-canning tuna on Friday, Sept. 12 at Newport’s First Presbyterian Church, 227 NE 12th Street, from 9 am to 3 pm.

Participants will learn to safely and successfully can tuna, and the skills to do it all at home. Participants will also leave with the jars of tuna they can during the workshop.

Registration is $40 per person and space is limited; register by Sept. 1 with the Lincoln County Extension Office, 29 SE 2nd Street, Newport or by calling 541-574-6534.

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Oak Woodlands and Private Landowners:

Forestry Events - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:32pm
Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Oak Woodlands and oak savanna, once widely distributed across the Willamette Valley, are now the focus of important restoration and conservation efforts.  Private landowners as well as several federal and state agencies are investing substantial money and resources on conservation of these ecosystems.

Are these efforts working?  How do we know?

Northwest Natural Resources Group and Willamette Partnership are hosting a workshop focused on measurement tools developed to evaluate the ecological impact and improvement associated with the implementation of conservation actions in oak woodland ecosystems.  The training session will include background on the program developments around oak conservation, an overview of metric development, field training, and will feature case studies by landowners engaged in oak restoration and preservation work in the Willamette Valley.

To sign up or for additional registration information contact the following:

Meagan Nuss: meagan@nnrg.org - 503-545-8685
Nicole Maness - maness@willamettepartnership.org - 202-384-8992

Soil Health Workshop

Gardening Events - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:27am
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop sponsored by Yamhill, Polk and Marion County Soil & Water Conservation workshops.

 $10 at the door.  Space is limited. Please RSVP to Marc Bell, Polk SWCD at 503-623-9680

Mini-College

Gardening Events - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:27am
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 (all day event)

2 day gardening seminar offering classes for MG recertification

 

Plant Diagnostics

Gardening Events - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:27am
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn how to diagnose plant problems in home gardens with Master Gardener Jeff Choate.

The Basics of Beekeeping

Gardening Events - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:27am
Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you always wanted to know what it takes to raise honey bees?  Learn the basics of beekeeping like biology of the honey bee, what equipment is needed, breakdown of costs for getting started and managing bees throughout the year.

Efficient Watering

Gardening Events - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:27am
Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn efficient watering techniques to create a more sustainable environment in your own yard.  The pros and cons of drip irrigation, in-ground sprinklers and basic hose irrigation will be taught.  Back to the Roots Landscape owner will teach water conservation while maintaining healthy plants and lawns.