Gardening Events

Herb n' Homestead

4 hours 13 min ago
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

With more and more people wanting to grow organic food and medicine in their backyards, knowledge of herbs is essential. From companion planting to compost tea to feeding chickens to seasoning dinner to insect bite relief, herbs are a gardener’s best friend. These amazing plants are at home in flower beds, vegetable gardens, rooftops and containers, making it easy for everyone to be able to grow and use fresh herbs no matter where you call home. 
   Cindy Shapton is a garden writer, speaker, herbalist, designer, Master Gardener and a contributing garden expert to Tractor Supply Company’s ‘Know How Central’.  She is known as The Cracked Pot Gardener, the title of a column Cindy wrote for the Williamson Herald.  Cindy writes articles for many magazines and is a regular contributor for State-by-State Gardening and The Tennessee Gardener.
   She is the former owner of Hyssop Hill Herb Farm in Franklin, TN and the past president of the Williamson County Master Gardeners and founder of the Bloom n’ Garden Show, an annual lawn and garden show powered by the volunteer effort of Master Gardeners.  Cindy is the author of The Cracked Pot Herb Book – Simple Ways to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Life. 

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

4 hours 13 min ago
Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Demonstration Garden Summer Workshops

4 hours 13 min ago
Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Keep the garden momentum going by attending our informative and hands-on workshop series.

All classes held at the Master Gardener Demo Garden at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street in Corvallis

Tomato tasting in the Benton County Floral Courtyard adjacent to the Demonstation Garden

 (enter via south parking lot off of Reservoir Rd)

Free!  No registration necessary.

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting: Sex on Six Legs - Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback, OSU Associate Professor, Urban and Community Horticulture Extension, and OSU Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator

4 hours 13 min ago
Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Insects are capable of highly complex courting, mating and parenting behaviors, despite having a collection of neurons in place of a brain. Nuptial gifts, maternal care, male ornaments as honest advertisers of health and fitness, female choice and even traumatic insemination: insect sex is stranger than you could imagine!

Gail earned a B.S. in Biology and M.S. & Ph.D. in Entomology, from the University of Maryland.  Since 2007, she has served as the statewide coordinator of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program.  She currently studies garden bees, but used to study spider cannibalism and planthopper sperm, among other topics.

Gail is helping to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services.  Her Extension and Outreach efforts are focused on communicating these and other research-backed management practices to home gardeners, commercial landscapers, and others.

*MG education credit 

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

4 hours 13 min ago
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Backyard Composting

4 hours 13 min ago
Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Showcase of various composting systems, how and why they work, with hands-on set up of a simple wire cylinder system.


   *Qualifies for 1 hour of education/recertification credit.

NWREC Public Farm Tours

4 hours 13 min ago
Friday, September 23, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Last tours of the year are on Friday September 23rd and October 28th.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.

  •  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors.
  • Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot.
  • Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service.

Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

4 hours 13 min ago
Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

4 hours 13 min ago
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Organic Hispanic Farmer Evening

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:08am
Monday, August 22, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 22 Agosto de 6 a 7 PM
¡Bienvenidos a la primera reunión para granjeros Hispanos de pequeña escala! Usted participara en
demonstraciones técnicas de métodos para producción orgánica y podrá probar las distintas bayas y
frutas en producción en la parcela certificada para enseñanza orgánica.  El evento es en Español con los siguientes talleres:

Muestreo de suelo y de tejido para manejo de la fertilidad del suelo y nutrición para plantas. Javier Fernandez-Salvador. Oregon State University.

Insumos para producción orgánica y uso de la lista de OMRI. Ana Negrete, Organic Materials Review Institute.

Realidades del manejo de pequeñas fincas: mano de obra, planificación, coordinación, y que hacer con excedentes de la cosecha. Claudia Garcia, Administradora del Proyecto de Bayas Orgánicas.

Parcela de Bayas Organicas. Club Organico de OSU.
34306 NE Electric Rd. Corvallis, OR 97333
Para mayor información, contacte a: Javier Fernández-Salvador: 503-373-3766

Welcome to the first Hispanic small farmer evening gathering! You will be able to see demonstrations on
production techniques and taste berry products and fruit from the certified organic teaching parcel. The event will be in Spanish with the following short workshops:

  • Tissue and soil sampling for fertility and plant nutrition management. Javier Fernandez-Salvador.
  • OMRI listed inputs for organic farming. Ana Negrete, Organic Materials Review Institute.
  • Realities of small farm management: labor, planning, coordination and what to do with surplus harvest. Claudia Garcia, Organic Growers Club Berry Project Manager.

OSU Organic Growers Club Berry Project Parcel
34306 NE Electric Rd. Corvallis, OR 97333
For more information, contact Javier Fernández-Salvador: 503-373-3766

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:08am
Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Philomath Library Master Gardener Series

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:08am
Monday, August 29, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
A little bit of work in the fall can have tremendous payoffs in the spring.  Learn what to do to winterize your gardens for better crops in the spring.

Biochar 2016

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 6:08am
Monday, August 22, 2016 - Thursday, August 25, 2016 (all day event)

The conference will be held at Oregon State University's CH2MHill Alumni Center August 22nd-25th, 2016.

The conference aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development. This event is designed for farmers, foresters, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event.

For more information, or to register for the event, please see Student, Non-profit, and one-day rates are available. Early bird registration closes on July 15th!