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CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 12, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Spatially Varying Effects of Exposure on Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Los Angeles County: A Bayesian approach"John Molitor, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Molitor's research interests include bayesian methods, latent variable modeling, measurement error models, spatial modeling, genetic epidemiology, and Markov Chain Monte Carol estimation methods.

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OSU Day at the Capitol

Environment Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Each legislative session, OSU faculty, students, alumni and supporters invest a day to paint the State Capitol in Salem orange and black.

OSU Day provides legislators with an opportunity to experience the significant impact OSU people and programs have throughout Oregon.

Members of the Leadership Academy are invited to attend. Participation will include a one-on-one with a member of the state legislature, and interaction in the day's festivities that includes a reception with members of OSU and external partners that consists of great food, a speech from President Ed Ray, and excellent networking opportunities.

Attendees must arrange class and work schedules to be at the capital from 10am until 5pm (travel provided). If you are unable to participate in the entire day, but sincerely interested in the opportunity, please sign up and then email Dr. Scott Paja (scott.paja@oregonstate.edu) with a note about your situation. Schedule accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Detailed itineraries will be emailed to Academy members who register in the weeks leading up to the experience.

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL or PROFESSIONAL 

 

Details and required event registrations are available in the Academy Portal for members

Not a member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Liberal Arts & Nonprofit Opportunities Virtual Career Fair

Environment Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, February 11, 2016 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Join us for one of our first Virtual Career Fairs, meeting with companies throughout the industry to talk about opportunities they have in the Nonprofit world. The event is free and open for you to check out at your leisure on the 11th. Register here!

Suit Camp 2016

Environment Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Monday, February 8, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This is a two-hour experience which will help students enhance their ability to interact effectively in professional settings by providing them with a unique opportunity to practice their skills with a broad array of industry leaders.

Students attending will have an opportunity to

•Practice interviewing with professionals (mock-interviews)

•Receive feedback to improve future performance (dialogue/rubric completed by professionals)

•Engage in training on how to navigate professional networking settings

•Practice these newly learned skills with professionals (networking social with hors d’oeuvres)

Registration for this event is required at this link. Leadership Academy Members please register through the Portal to count this event towards the PROFESSIONAL pillar.

 

Not a Leadership Academy member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Seedling Sale

Forestry Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association is sponsoring their 2016 Seedling Sale. A wide selection of trees and shrubs are available, many are Oregon natives.  To view a complete listing of plants available see the plant information sheet.  For pre-orders, print out and mail the order form with payment. Pre-order deadline is January 30th.

Goods from the Local Woods

Forestry Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The local wood products fair and sale to highlight the many great products and materials coming from local woodlands and forests in and around the mid-valley.  Held in conjuction with the Linn County seedling sale.  See packet for additional information and regsitration. 

Exhibitor registration deadline: January 26th

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2016

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Sunday, March 20, 2016 (all day event)

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2016: March 18-20, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon. Exciting equine entertainment and education for horse owners and horse lovers! Featuring: Clinics with Top-notch Trainers and Riders; the Ultimate Super Horse Challenge; Huge Trade Show; BreyerWest; Breed & Stallion Demos plus much more!

More Information: http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/t or 765-655-2107.

Daring stunts on horseback, parades of horse breeds, strutting stallions, a star-studded list of clinicians and a huge trade show, all await horse lovers at the Northwest Horse Fair 2016! Now in its seventeenth year, the Northwest Horse Fair will run March 18, 19 and 20, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.

The Northwest Horse Fair features top-notch equine experts giving workshops, demos and clinics. World-renowned rider and trainer Pat Parelli, will present clinics on Friday and Saturday at the expo, spotlighting Parelli Natural Horsemanship. And Charles Wilhelm will highlight clinics on The Making of a Super Horse; Mark Bolender will feature Extreme Trail; Heidi McLaughlin will offer Fearless Rider sessions; Robert Eversole will conduct Trailmeister seminars; the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls will present Trick Riding clinics; and Wayne Williams will provide a look at his award-winning movie, Horse Spirit Society. A Dressage clinic will also be offered; details to be announced soon.

Dancing horses in costume, mounted archers, thrilling drill teams on horseback, plus trick riding, fancy roping and much more! The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe will guide their elegant horses through magical maneuvers to music. The Breed Showcase of horses and the Stallion Review will provide spectators with both entertainment and education, focusing on the diversity of horses in size, breed, function and color.

New this year, Breyer Horse will host BreyerWest at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo! The weekend will include two live model horse shows, hands-on model horse hobby demonstrations, workshops with hobby experts, FREE Stablemates painting and lots of fun with model horses! Learn more about the model horse hobby, paint your very own Breyer Model or show your models.

Registration and full event details will be announced soon on BreyerHorses.com and at http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Stayton Town Hall Gathering

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Free Well Water Testing!

All farmers, livestock producers, rural landowners, agricultural operators, and streamside landowners in the Mill Creek Watershed are invited to join us for an evening
Town Hall Gathering: February 18, 2016 from 6-8 pm
City of Stayton Community Center: 400 W. Virginia Street Stayton, Oregon
The two hour event will showcase…
- The area’s Agricultural Water Quality Management Plan and Mill Creek Focus Area Project
With Brenda Sanchez Marion SWCD Agricultural Water Quality Program Coordinator
- Cost-share and incentive programs for agricultural water quality management
- Local information on invasive plants in your watershed
With Jenny Meisel Marion SWCD Invasive Plant Program Coordinator
- Free well-water testing provided by Oregon State University Extension
All homes with private wells should be aware of their nitrate level
For a free nitrate screening, bring ½ cup of untreated well water in a clean, water-tight container
- Snacks and Refreshments!
- Door Prizes!!!

With special guest the North Santiam Watershed Council - Rebecca McCoun - Watershed Coordinator
The NSWC is now providing services to the Mill & Pringle Creek Watersheds
For More Information or to RSVP Please Call Brenda Sanchez at 503-391-9927
Not sure if you can make it? No Problem. Walk-ins will be welcomed!

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2016

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, March 19, 2016 (all day event)

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2016: March 18-20, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon. Exciting equine entertainment and education for horse owners and horse lovers! Featuring: Clinics with Top-notch Trainers and Riders; the Ultimate Super Horse Challenge; Huge Trade Show; BreyerWest; Breed & Stallion Demos plus much more!

More Information: http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/t or 765-655-2107.

Daring stunts on horseback, parades of horse breeds, strutting stallions, a star-studded list of clinicians and a huge trade show, all await horse lovers at the Northwest Horse Fair 2016! Now in its seventeenth year, the Northwest Horse Fair will run March 18, 19 and 20, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.

The Northwest Horse Fair features top-notch equine experts giving workshops, demos and clinics. World-renowned rider and trainer Pat Parelli, will present clinics on Friday and Saturday at the expo, spotlighting Parelli Natural Horsemanship. And Charles Wilhelm will highlight clinics on The Making of a Super Horse; Mark Bolender will feature Extreme Trail; Heidi McLaughlin will offer Fearless Rider sessions; Robert Eversole will conduct Trailmeister seminars; the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls will present Trick Riding clinics; and Wayne Williams will provide a look at his award-winning movie, Horse Spirit Society. A Dressage clinic will also be offered; details to be announced soon.

Dancing horses in costume, mounted archers, thrilling drill teams on horseback, plus trick riding, fancy roping and much more! The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe will guide their elegant horses through magical maneuvers to music. The Breed Showcase of horses and the Stallion Review will provide spectators with both entertainment and education, focusing on the diversity of horses in size, breed, function and color.

New this year, Breyer Horse will host BreyerWest at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo! The weekend will include two live model horse shows, hands-on model horse hobby demonstrations, workshops with hobby experts, FREE Stablemates painting and lots of fun with model horses! Learn more about the model horse hobby, paint your very own Breyer Model or show your models.

Registration and full event details will be announced soon on BreyerHorses.com and at http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2016

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Friday, March 18, 2016 (all day event)

Northwest Horse Fair & Expo 2016: March 18-20, Linn County Fair & Expo Center, Albany, Oregon. Exciting equine entertainment and education for horse owners and horse lovers! Featuring: Clinics with Top-notch Trainers and Riders; the Ultimate Super Horse Challenge; Huge Trade Show; BreyerWest; Breed & Stallion Demos plus much more!

More Information: http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/t or 765-655-2107.

Daring stunts on horseback, parades of horse breeds, strutting stallions, a star-studded list of clinicians and a huge trade show, all await horse lovers at the Northwest Horse Fair 2016! Now in its seventeenth year, the Northwest Horse Fair will run March 18, 19 and 20, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, Oregon.

The Northwest Horse Fair features top-notch equine experts giving workshops, demos and clinics. World-renowned rider and trainer Pat Parelli, will present clinics on Friday and Saturday at the expo, spotlighting Parelli Natural Horsemanship. And Charles Wilhelm will highlight clinics on The Making of a Super Horse; Mark Bolender will feature Extreme Trail; Heidi McLaughlin will offer Fearless Rider sessions; Robert Eversole will conduct Trailmeister seminars; the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls will present Trick Riding clinics; and Wayne Williams will provide a look at his award-winning movie, Horse Spirit Society. A Dressage clinic will also be offered; details to be announced soon.

Dancing horses in costume, mounted archers, thrilling drill teams on horseback, plus trick riding, fancy roping and much more! The BlackPearl Friesian Dance Troupe will guide their elegant horses through magical maneuvers to music. The Breed Showcase of horses and the Stallion Review will provide spectators with both entertainment and education, focusing on the diversity of horses in size, breed, function and color.

New this year, Breyer Horse will host BreyerWest at the Northwest Horse Fair and Expo! The weekend will include two live model horse shows, hands-on model horse hobby demonstrations, workshops with hobby experts, FREE Stablemates painting and lots of fun with model horses! Learn more about the model horse hobby, paint your very own Breyer Model or show your models.

Registration and full event details will be announced soon on BreyerHorses.com and at http://equinepromotions.net/northwest-horse-fair/

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ross has more than 50 years of orchard management experience - come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine. There will be an opportunity for hands-on activities after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Register here: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/972
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Recipe to Market: Development and Production

Food Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:00 PM

What does the supply chain process look like for small food entrepreneurs? If you’re asking, “what is a supply chain,” then this course is exactly what you need. Take the next step towards a successful food business start-up plan through this online course focused on food product development and production strategies. Take your concept and develop a testing, production, and safety checklist to grow and commercialize your food start-up business.

Focus on the state and federal landscape as it pertains to licensing and regulations for small food businesses. Create a plan to understand where your ingredients come from. Identify production techniques for home or shared kitchens and food safety considerations such as product withdrawal and recall planning. Finish this class with a confidence and preparedness for busy days of filling customer orders in a safe, efficient, and focused small food production environment. 

This course will build on the knowledge provided in Recipe to Market: Brand and Market Planning. Enroll in the Recipe to Market Certificate program to build your small food start-up plan in this online and collaborative series of small food entrepreneur courses.

Proceed here for further information and to register!

Guided Brewery Tour in Hood River

Food Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Monday, February 29, 2016 8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
There are only six spots remaining!

 

Join us for this one-time only special event.  Celebrate the flavors and styles of brews from the Pacific Northwest with tastings at a wide array of leading breweries.

Our new Hood River Brewery Tour is open to all but is specifically designed for our Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles students. Led by world-class beer experts Tom Shellhamer, Ph.D., and Jeff Clawson of OSU, this full-day session offers exposure to a diverse array of amazing beers and guidance and exclusive access insight from the world’s leading brewing experts. Whether you are a homebrewer, brewery professional, distributor, beer steward or simply a lover of all things beer, you won’t want to miss this experience.

Tour Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. depart Portland

  • 10:15 a.m. arrive in Hood River

  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. tour at Double Mountain Brewery

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch 

  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - tour at Pfriem Family Brewers

  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.- tour at Logsdon Barrel House & Tap Room

  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - tour at Full Sail Brewing Company

  • 5:00 p.m. - dinner

  • 6:30 p.m. depart Hood River  

  • 7:30 p.m. arrive in Portland

For registration and further information, head to this link!


Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles: Two-Day Course in Portland

Food Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 27, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, February 28, 2016 5:00 PM

Our Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles workshop is an experiential sensory course that will guide you through the brewing process from raw materials to finished beer. Through hands-on instruction you will learn how to deconstruct beer flavor and aroma. Our experts will teach you how beer flavor and aromas are developed within malt and hops and how these are added to and transformed by yeast during fermentation. You will also learn how, where and why beer defects occur. A key feature of this course will expose you to the quantitative methods and qualitative techniques used to evaluate beer, ingredients, and the brewing process. Attendees of this course will evaluate over one hundred aroma and flavor standards that are used to describe beer or beer ingredients. Over this two day course, attendees will evaluate over 35 beers.

Extend and maximize your Beer Flavors experience with tours of Hood River breweries on February 29!

This course is essential anyone designing beers or working in the beer industry who need a strong foundation in the origins of beer flavor. It was specifically crafted for Cicerone training, beer enthusiasts, avid home brewers, BJCP preparation, people in the beer distribution trades, and workers/servers in brew pubs.

Whether you are an avid brewer, distributor or beer enthusiast, you won't find a more complete, enjoyable or informative way to learn about beer flavor and how to evaluate it, in depth. You'll spend this weekend course with America's leading craft brewing experts, including:

  • Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D. - Tom serves as Nor’Wester Professor of Fermentation Science in Oregon State University's Department of Food Science and Technology, where he directs the brewing education component of the fermentation science program and teaches courses about brewing science and technology, beer and raw materials analyses, plus the history, business and technology of the wine, beer and spirits industries. Tom consults widely with craft brewers across the world and is the International Section Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, London, England. Tom is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas’ Technical Quarterly and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. In addition to his research and consulting efforts, Tom was also featured in the Discovery Channel documentary “How Beer Saved the World.”  
  • Jeff Clawson - Jeff is the Pilot Brewery and Food Processing Plant manager in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University. He oversees the pilot brewing activities involved in all brewing research projects conducted at OSU. He has been executing descriptive/analytical and consumer sensory panels for beer since 1993 and educating students about the use of sensory science in the brewery for 17 years. He installed the OSU research brewery in 1995 and has been an instructor in Brewing Science since the Fermentation Science Program inception in 1996. During this two-day course in Portland, you'll benefit from Jeff’s hands-on, technical but accessible understanding of sensory analysis, beer and the brewing process.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

For further information and to register, head here!

Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Friday, February 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Oregon Agritourism Network is a growing working group of farmers, ranchers, tour operators, agencies and associations with expertise and interest in developing Oregon as a premier travel destination for authentic agritourism experiences.

These events are open to anyone interested in cultivating Oregon’s agritourism potential and developing this segment of the tourism industry.

Network meetings rotate across Oregon to engage stakeholders from every corner of the state – you are invited to attend one, or all of them. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. We invite you to join us this February in Corvallis for the 2016 Winter meeting.

At this meeting, we’ll have discussion around relevant opportunities and industry organization updates, the reveal of the agritourism marketing toolkit, action team updates, discussion around major challenges directly from producers and resource sharing for agritourism opportunities and business development.

WHERE: Alumni Center Ballroom | Oregon State University | 725 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, Ore. 97331

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 | 1:00-5:00 p.m.

RSVP: In advance online

Want more information about Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting?

If you have additional questions or comments about Oregon Agritourism Network Meeting, please contact Alexa Carey, Destination Development Specialist with Travel Oregon at Alexa@TravelOregon.com or (971)717-6178
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Craft Brewery Startup Workshop: The Business of Beer

Food Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 20, 2016 8:00 AM - Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:00 PM

Learn the Business of Beer Directly from Industry Pros – Onsite in Eugene, Oregon or Via New! Online Course Option

For craft brewers, it’s always been about community. Growth in the industry continues to be driven by small- to mid-size breweries, typically with strong local and regional ties. And the public’s thirst for distinctive and regional craft beer offerings? It’s been shaped by a community of brewers – who share ideas in garages and backyards, at conferences and online.

At a local level, breweries, brewpubs and restaurants are creating new opportunities as part of a growing craft movement – one that favors fresh, local and well-made over mass produced. It’s a movement that offers experiences and products every bit as unique as the communities they serve. And as any craft brewer will tell you, it’s an industry distinguished by a spirit of mutual support and collaboration.

From Asheville and Boston to Portland and Seattle, Oregon State University continues to play a central role in helping entrepreneurs find their own unique place in the craft beer business – and in their respective communities. We’re proud to that OSU has played such a big part in helping aspiring brewers bring their own distinctive brands to market in cities across the US and Canada, as well as around the globe.

With our ongoing legacy of hops and brewing research and education, you could say there’s a little bit of OSU’s DNA in craft beers everywhere. Alumni of our world-leading fermentation science programs have leadership roles in breweries around the world. And since 2013, participants in our accelerated Craft Brewery Startup Workshop are behind some of the most inspired (and well-prepared, we might add) startup beer and cider brands. Overall, we offer the kind of one-stop, high-value experience you simply won’t find elsewhere. In the grand scheme of things, it’s a worthwhile investment in the knowledge and industry contacts that can help ensure success for your own brewery or brewing career.

Join the Brewing Community in February and See How We’re Innovating (Again)

Our upcoming February 2016 beer course has been redesigned to offer the most enriching and flexible way yet for you to help ensure your own brewery business is a success. Thanks to OSU’s uniquely close partnerships with leading craft brewers and equipment makers, you’ll enjoy:

  • More direct and hands-on coverage of the essentials for a well-designed, financially sustainable brewery operation
  • Priceless, behind-the-scenes insights on the financial inner workings of a successful startup brewery
  • Personalized feedback on your own plans that integrate the factors you must consider

Plus, our new online option (details below) makes this amazing experience more accessible than ever. Choose the option that's best for you:

 

Bottom line? You'll work with experienced brewery business consultants in a workshop designed to help you develop a business plan, plan capital and business infrastructure, source equipment and ingredients, determine how to market and grow your business and discover relevant business laws necessary for a brewery owner to know.

This workshop will focus on moving forward with brewery logistics including beer brewing equipment needs and planning for brewery supplies, sourcing, legalities, distribution and marketing strategies for a small business. Instructors will give one-on-one feedback and leave you with a functional strategy for opening a business and operating your craft brewery.

You’ll gain entrepreneurial insight from exclusive access to brewery business founders through presentations and a Q/A panel. Take this opportunity to brew up a successful brewery business.

 

16th Annual Oregon Small Farms Conference

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Oregon Small Farms Conference is a daylong event geared toward farmers, agricultural professionals, food policy advocates, students and managers of farmers markets.  Thirty educational sessions are offered on a variety of topics relevant to the Oregon small farmers and include a track in Spanish. Speakers include farmers, OSU Extension faculty, agribusiness, and more.

Who Should Attend?
  • Farmers
  • Farmers’ Market Managers
  • Food Retailers
  • Restaurant Owners
  • Community Members & Leaders
  • Agriculture Professionals
  • Community Food Policy Advocates
  • Students
Registration Fees:
  • Now until February 1st: $45/person
  • February 2nd - February 12th: $65/person
  • If available - at the door $100/person
Check out the Oregon Small Farms Conference website for more information & to get registered!
Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Mid-Valley Food Summit

Small Farms Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM

Learn about local food efforts in Marion &Polk counties and engage in the exciting collaborative plans to improve the Mid-Willamette Valley food sytem. There will be a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, informational booths, and a local lunch.

Agenda: 8:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:15am – Welcome, Background
9:15-9:45am – Community Food Assessment Presentation
9:45-11:00am – 5-Minute Community Talks 
11:00-11:15am – Break
11:15-12:15pm – Keynote presentation/activity with Lauren Gwin, OSU Small Farms
12:15-1:00pm – Lunch 
1:00-2:00pm – Breakout Session 1
2:00-2:15pm – Break
2:15-3:15pm – Breakout Session 2
3:15-3:45pm – Closing 
Breakout session 1: -Linking producers & buyers: making local food connections
-Creating access to local food for all
-Growing food & community: building a garden network in the Mid-Valley
-Why buy local? Where to buy local? – Understanding the economic impacts of local purchasing
Breakout session 2:

-Building the local food economy in the Mid-Valley
-Understanding rural challenges to food access
-Teaching the next generation: youth & the local food system
-Who’s picking our food? –Learning about the farmworker movement

When Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PST) - Add to Calendar

Where Willamette University - Putnam University Center - 900 State Street Salem, OR 97301 - View Map

Website: http://www.marionpolkfoodshare.org/Programs/MidValleyFoodSummit/MidValleyFoodSummitAgenda.aspx

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-valley-food-summit-tickets-19690036429

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting

Gardening Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Monday, February 8, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What constitutes a native plant for gardeners in the Portland metro region? Native to North America? The Pacific Northwest? Or a Douglas Fir forest on Mount Hood?  Or the banks of the Clackamas River?  Linda Hardison, director of the Oregon Flora Project (OFP), is uniquely qualified to speak on this and offer advice on the use native plants in our gardens.  

Linda believes calling a plant “native” requires consideration of both time and place.  Speaking from the perspective of the OFP, she will introduce us to a myriad of Oregon’s native plants – along with naturalized and exotic species.  Together we will learn the context from which these plants arise, and gain an appreciation for the biodiversity found in our state.

*MG education credit

http://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/Lectures.html


Spring into Gardening

Gardening Events - 4 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, February 25, 2016 8:30 AM - Saturday, March 12, 2016 4:00 PM

The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association and the Yamhill County OSU Extension Service are pleased to announce that the 4th annual Spring into Gardening event.

This year’s theme will be “Home Landscaping - Small Changes – Big Impact”. Eight speakers will discuss a variety of Gardening and Lanscaping topics.