Gardening Events

Organic Hispanic Farmer Evening

4 hours 47 sec ago
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

4 hours 47 sec ago
Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Philomath Library Master Gardener Series

4 hours 47 sec ago
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

4 hours 48 sec ago
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!

NWREC Public Farm Tours

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 6:08am
Friday, August 26, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Every last Friday of the month, from May through October, 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.

Polk County Fair Beautification Day

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 6:07am
Saturday, July 23, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Polk County Ford Institute Leadership Cohort, in conjunction with the Polk County Fairgrounds Board, invite you to join us on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 for the “Polk County Fairgrounds Beautification Day.”  All Polk County residents and families are invited to volunteer from 9:00am to 1:00pm to complete projects around the Fairgrounds.  Projects will include repairing, repainting and building sheep and goat panels, constructing and painting small animal trays, and other projects to prepare for the 2016 Polk County Fair and other events.   All ages and skill levels are needed, so bring the family!  The day will conclude with a celebration of everyone’s efforts. 
Visit our website at for information, to register to volunteer, or to provide a tax-deductible cash donation.  All donations collected will be used for supplies needed on July 23. 
For additional information, contact Karin Stutzman at or 503.623.9680 x110.
The Ford Family Foundation is a private, non-profit foundation with the mission of creating successful citizens and vital rural communities.  Since its start in 1957, one of the main purposes of the Foundation is to provide leadership training and grants that benefit communities in rural Oregon.  For more information about the Foundation,

Polk County Master Gardener Chapter Meeting and Program

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 6:07am
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Program presenter – Educator and PCMG member Carol Infranca will enlighten us about Social Media. Carol  travels extensively to educate people about social media …. What it is, what it can do, how we can best use it, where it may be found, and why it is a tool for Master Gardeners.