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Rural Living Basics: Living with Your Well and Septic System

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

This class is designed for rural residents to learn about the basics of groundwater, water wells, and septic systems. Learn steps to protect the health of your family, neighbors, livestock, your property investment, and the saftey of groundwater resources.

 Please RSVP as space can be limited

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Water, Soil and Carbon for Every Farm with Keyline Design: Learning from the world's driest inhabited continent and it’s drought solutions

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FREE  - RSVP please include the number of people coming.
  • Water, Soil and Carbon for Every Farm with Keyline Design: Learning from the world's driest inhabited continent and it’s drought solutions – Australian Permaculture Consultant, Darren Doherty (Regrarians Ltd.)
    • Holistic management, planned grazing and financial planning as a primary drought strategy
    • Keyline farm planning for the structural reconfiguration of the farmscape considering cost-effective drought mitigation
    • Keyline and other regenerative agriculture strategies for soil and production improvements
    • ‘How much water do we actually need?' and 'what are all of the sources of water available to me?'
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Vegetable Insect IPM Series - Cucumber, Flee Beetles, & Symphylans

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you interested in learning more about managing vegetable insect pests on your farm? Join us for one, two or all three workshops this growing season.

All classes will be held at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center 

 

Pleae visit: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/vegetable-insect-ipm-series-aurora for registration information and the workshop agenda

Each workshop will cover Integrated Pest Management principles, pest and beneficial id, scouting and trapping, insect life cycles, disease transmission and organic strategies for managing pests.

Participants will receive a hand lens, handouts, and a SARE thumb drive loaded with IPM resources.

Instructors include Nick Andrews, Heather Stoven, Heidi Noordijk; OSU Extension, John Maurer; Evergreen Growers Supply, Michelle Armstrong; Wilbur-Ellis, Hillary Sardinas; Xerces Society.
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Hay Assessment - Buying Quality Hay

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Know your hay and save some green! Learn to perform a sensory analysis, read a forage (nutritional) analysis and match it to your animal's needs. Don't buy your hay based on color alone - come learn how to buy based on nutritional quality. Instructor: Angie Boudro.

Register on line-Jo County:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1016

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Soil Amendment Workshop

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Saturday, May 28, 2016 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

instructor: Kyle Krenzer; Elevation Organics

Don’t just add products to your soil, come learn what to add and when to maximize soil tilth and your harvest

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Grass Anatomy/ Field ID

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Friday, June 3, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

ISTRUCTOR: Rachel Werling; OSU Extension

Part 1: (9:00-11:00am) will cover anatomy and Part 2: (12:00-3:00pm) will cover native grasses for landowners in the field  

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

POISONOUS PLANTS-Risks to Grazing Livestock

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Saturday, June 4, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  This class is designed to help livestock owners identify poisonous plants and manage the risk of animals consuming toxins.
A) Economic impacts of plant poisoning;
B) Keys to identifying local toxic plants;

C) Assessing potential harm to your animals;
D) How, why and when plant poisoning occurs;
E) Common sense pasture/farm management
Instructor: Author, Shirley Weathers. Field Guide to Plants Poisonous to Livestock, Western U.S., will be available at the class

REGISTER ON LINE:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1022

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Rural Living Basics: Living with Your Well & Septic System

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 5 min ago
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE Class & Screening
Bring 1/2 cup of untreated well water for nitrate screen. All results are confidential.

This class is designed for rural residents to learn the basics of groundwater, water wells, and septic systems. Learn steps to protect the health of your family, neighbors, animals, your property investment, and the safety of groundwater resources. 

When: June 7th, 2016 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Aurora Presbyterian Church, 21553 Liberty Street, NE Aurora, Oregon 97002

RSVP’s Appreciated as this space only holds 35.
Chrissy.Lucas@oregonstate.edu
See all of our events at http://wellwater.oregonstate.edu

Questions? Chrissy at 541-766-3556

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Summer hours start at HMSC Visitor Center

Sea Grant - 7 hours 42 min ago

NEWPORT – Summer hours start Tuesday, May 26 at our Visitor Center at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

From then until Labor Day, the Visitor Center will be open from 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week, with new exhibits, trained interpreters, animal feedings and programs designed to engage people of all ages in exploring and learning about Oregon’s dynamic coast and ocean.

To find out about upcoming activities, events and special programs, bookmark the Visitor Center’s home page.

The Center is operated by Oregon Sea Grant, and also houses our Marine Education program, which sponsors many summer day camps, classes and special activities for K-12 learners and families.

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Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Friday, May 6, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
More Space, All Favorites, New, Rare & Unusual Plants Featured at Polk County Master Gardener's 26th Annual Sale

Credit Cards Accepted!

Date:  Friday, May 6th & Saturday May 7th (Mother's Day Weekend) Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Location: Polk County Fairgrounds - 520 S Pacific Highway W (99W), Rickreall
  • Odd & unusual plants
  • Grafted Plants
  • Our Ever Popular country store
  • Herbs & Native plants
  • Vegetables                                       
  • Perennials & annuals
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Hanging baskets & houseplants
  • Vendor booths
  • Master Gardener table to answer your gardening questions

Fat Dog Farms

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (all day event)
Fat Dog Farms will be hosting their annual garden market sale and open house on Saturday, May 7. There will be plants, garden art, BBQ lunch, mason bee supplies, and more! Come early for the best selection of plants!

Curry County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Saturday, May 7, 2016 (all day event)

The Curry County Master Gardeners will be having their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the high school in Gold Beach (29516 Ellensburg Ave). For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, and vegetable plants grown locally by Master Gardeners.  Mother's Day succulent planters, fairy garden planters, and small garden crafts also available.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions on bee keeping and pollination, butterfly protection, raised bed gardening, and all aspects of gardens, plants, trees, and insects.

Douglas County Master Gardener Plant Sale/Garden Expo

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy this once a year Plant & Garden Expo in Roseburg.

You'll find: Plants, Trees, Vendors, Yard Art, Raffles, Garden Supplies.

Cash or personal checks, only. 

Tillamook County Master Gardners Plant Sale

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
More Space, All Favorites, New, Rare & Unusual Plants Featured at Polk County Master Gardener's 26th Annual Sale

Credit Cards Accepted!

Date:  Friday, May 6th & Saturday May 7th (Mother's Day Weekend) Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Location: Polk County Fairgrounds - 520 S Pacific Highway W (99W), Rickreall
  • Odd & unusual plants
  • Grafted Plants
  • Our Ever Popular country store
  • Herbs & Native plants
  • Vegetables                                       
  • Perennials & annuals
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Hanging baskets & houseplants
  • Vendor booths
  • Master Gardener table to answer your gardening questions

Benton County Master Gardener Plant Sale & Clinic

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Saturday, May 7, 2016 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7000 plants for sale! An extensive slection of perennials, natives, tomatoes and other vegetables, herbs, shurbs and more! Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions.

National Get Outdoors Day

Gardening Events - 12 hours 32 min ago
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (all day event)

The fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

National Get Outdoors Day

Forestry Events - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 2:34pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (all day event)

The fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

National Get Outdoors Day

4-H Events - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 2:34pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (all day event)

The fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

National Get Outdoors Day

Food Events - Sat, 05/21/2016 - 2:33pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (all day event)

The fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day