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Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - 15 hours 48 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 - 15 hours 48 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 - 15 hours 48 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

You bought a forest, so now what?

Forestry Events - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 2:37pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This workshop will introduce forest owners to Pacific Northwest ecology and provide key information for starting to assess and manage woodlands. Topics this class will cover include: Forest ecology, tree identification, inventory approaches and options to assess forest health, tree stocking, invasive species, and wildlife habitat, mapping tools, current use taxation, local resources, technical assistance, and much more!

For information about this program go to: www.nnrg.org/beginning-forestry

All woodland owners are encouraged to attend!

2016 Pacific Northwest Let's Grow Lamb and Wool Symposium

Small Farms Events - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 2:37pm
Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Speakers:
Jan Busboom, Extension Meat Specialist, Washington State University
Alan Culham, ASI Let's Grow Program Coordinator
Gene Pirelli, Regional Livestock & Forage Specialist, Oregon State University
Lesa Eidman, Superior Farms
Paul Kuber, Washington State University
Martin Maquivar, Washington State University

Registration Deadline Wednesday, April 27
Register online at:
bit.ly/Sheepsymposium

For more information, view the 2016 Pacific Northwest Let's Grow Lamb and Wool
Symposium event flyer

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Corvallis Evening Garden Club Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 6:31am
Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Corvallis Evening Garden Club's annual plant sale featuring over 2000 plants, primarily ornamental perennials, for sun, shade and everything in between.  All plants have been tried and tested in local gardens so will do well in yours.

Knowledgeable gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and guide your choices.  All proceeds go to support garden projects in local non-profits, through a grants process, and to support a horticultural scholarship at OSU.

Biodiversity Rocks: Art, Music and Poetry from the Farm

Gardening Events - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 6:31am
Sunday, April 3, 2016 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
OSU’s Farmscaping for Beneficials Program and the Spring Creek Project are teaming up to provide an evening of farmers art inspired by the awesome, beautifulness of our Oregon farms and farmers.  Please come enjoy this  this lovely show of all the things creative our multi-talented farmers will be sharing. There will be displays of articles made from resources the farm provides such as bowls, scultures, paintings and more!  Farmers will also be performing music, poetry and spoken word. local refreshments will be served.

Yamhill County Plant Sale and Fair

Gardening Events - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 6:31am
Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Annual Plant Sale and Fair presented by the Yamhill County Master Gardener Assn.. Thousands of annual flowers, vegetables, herbs and herbaceous flowering plants available for sale.

Over 20 outside additional vendors with garden related plants and products. 

Spring Plant Sale by the Lane County Master Gardeners Association

Gardening Events - Sat, 04/30/2016 - 6:31am
Saturday, April 30, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Plant Sale: vegetable starts, trees, shrubs, roses, native plants, perennials, herbs, berries and hops
  • Silent Auction (9 a.m.-noon) 
  • Used Book Sale
  • Master Gardener Creations
  • “Fun in the Garden” Kid’s Zone
  • Compost Specialists
  • Ask-A-Master Gardener
  • Ask-A Master Food Preserver
All proceeds benefit The Lane County Master Gardener Association
OSU Extension Service—Lane County • 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR 97402
Telephone: 541-344-5859 • Website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

Need to dispose of old pesticides or empty containers?

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/29/2016 - 2:35pm
Friday, April 29, 2016 (all day event)
Safely and anonymously dispose of old and unusable pesticides. For agricultural, forestry and commercial waste pesticides in the mid and southern Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast Range will be accepted.
Dates: April 28th in Philomath
            April 29th in Harrisburg 
Pre-registeration required by April 16th using a confidential system with the disposal service so they can prepare to receive the chemicals.

To register, contact Clean Harbors or access it on OSU Extension’s web page: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/free-pesticide-and-container-collection-event  

Obtain, complete and submit your registration to Clean Harbors Environmental Services.
You must register by April 16 and will be notified when to deliver.

No registration needed for triple rinsed containers.

Intellectual Property

Environment Events - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

An essential part of innovation is protecting your work.  In this session, students were introduced to Intellectual Property law and related areas (such as contracts, etc.) that are highly pertinent to success in engineering and business.      

Carsten Grellmann is a 2009 OSU graduate with an Honors Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2012 and currently works as an associate at Klarquist Sparkman, LLP.

For more information regarding Mr. Grellmann, view his profile on the Klarquist website:    Mr. Carsten Grellmann

 

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)

Need to dispose of old pesticides or empty containers?

Forestry Events - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 (all day event)
Safely and anonymously dispose of old and unusable pesticides. For agricultural, forestry and commercial waste pesticides in the mid and southern Willamette Valley and Oregon Coast Range will be accepted.
Dates: April 28th in Philomath
            April 29th in Harrisburg 
Pre-registeration required by April 16th using a confidential system with the disposal service so they can prepare to receive the chemicals.

To register, contact Clean Harbors or access it on OSU Extension’s web page: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/free-pesticide-and-container-collection-event  

Obtain, complete and submit your registration to Clean Harbors Environmental Services.
You must register by April 16 and will be notified when to deliver.

No registration needed for triple rinsed containers.

Weed Watcher Trainings

Forestry Events - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Worried about invasive plants and other weeds? Our FREE Weed Watcher workshops will train you to identify the species of most concern now and report them. Meet these plants up close and personal in our Speed Dating round, and take home a free weed id guide. All workshops run from 6-8pm and include a light snack. Please RSVP at www.swcd.net/workshops-education/weed-watchers/ or via Facebook.

Cedar Creek Family Forest Tour

Forestry Events - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tour Rob Blickensderfer’s property, a mature, naturally regenerated small forest managed for family recreation, while engaging in low volume selective thinning to improve stand quality. Scott Ferguson of Trout Mountain Forestry will be on hand to discuss the selection process used for thinning, and will be marking trees to be cut.

Rob's background is in engineering; see a bridge he designed and modifications made to his bulldozer to allow safer single-handed yarding of logs.

Much of the property is on a steep slope. Tour will be hiking up a skid road, so be prepared to do some vigorous climbing. Boots or hiking shoes are recommended.

Location: parking is limited; a carpool will leave at 2:45pm from the True Value (old grocery store) parking lot in Philomath. Plan to arrive a few minutes early.

Rural Living Basics: Living with Your Well & Septic System

Small Farms Events - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, April 28, 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: April 28th, 2016 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia St., Stayton, Oregon

RSVP’s Appreciated
Chrissy.Lucas@oregonstate.edu
See all of our events at http://wellwater.oregonstate.edu

Questions? Chrissy at 541-766-3556

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

Oregon Sea Grant publication wins Silver Award of Distinction

Breaking Waves - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:00am

Oregon Sea Grant has won a Silver Award of Distinction in the 2016 Communicator Awards competition, for its field guide Key Aquatic Invasive Species Watch: Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris in the Eastern Pacific.

According to the Communicator Awards’ website, the competition is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, “an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.” The competition, which receives “over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes,” honors work that “transcends innovation and craft – work that made a lasting impact.”

The Award of Distinction is presented for “projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.”

You can download a free PDF or order printed copies of Key Aquatic Invasive Species Watch here.

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Oregon Sea Grant publication wins Silver Award of Distinction

Sea Grant - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 9:00am

Oregon Sea Grant has won a Silver Award of Distinction in the 2016 Communicator Awards competition, for its field guide Key Aquatic Invasive Species Watch: Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris in the Eastern Pacific.

According to the Communicator Awards’ website, the competition is sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, “an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.” The competition, which receives “over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes,” honors work that “transcends innovation and craft – work that made a lasting impact.”

The Award of Distinction is presented for “projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement.”

You can download a free PDF or order printed copies of Key Aquatic Invasive Species Watch here.

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MATE ROV competition in North Bend this weekend

Breaking Waves - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:00am

NORTH BEND – Forty-three teams of elementary, middle school, high school and college students from across Oregon descend on the North Bend Community Pool and North Bend High Schoolthis Saturday, April 30, to try out their hand-built underwater robots in the Oregon regional section of the annual Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle competition.

The event, which is open to the public, runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.

The Oregon competition is one of 24 regional contests held around the world under the coordination of the MATE Center. Top teams from upper level divisions will earn an opportunity to compete in MATE’s 15th annual international ROV competition June 23-25 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

This year’s contest highlights the role of ROVs in scientific research and exploration in the deep ocean and outer space. Students will pilot their RVs through missions designed to meet NASA-identified needs. Among other things, teams are challenged to build a robot that can survive transport to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, and operate in the ocean beneath the moon’s ice sheet to collect data and deploy instrumentation. Teams must also create a poster and be interviewed by engineering judges.

The competition promotes entrepreneurship and leadership skills by requiring students to organize their teams into a company, with each student taking on a specific roll as they design, manufacture and market their student-built robots. They must manage a project and budget, brainstorm innovative solutions and work as a team – all important workforce skills.

The Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition is supported by numerous partners and more than 50 volunteers who serve as divers, judges and support staff. This year’s competition is sponsored by the Oregon Coast Stem Hub.

Learn more:

 

 

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MATE ROV competition in North Bend this weekend

Sea Grant - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 8:00am

NORTH BEND – Forty-three teams of elementary, middle school, high school and college students from across Oregon descend on the North Bend Community Pool and North Bend High Schoolthis Saturday, April 30, to try out their hand-built underwater robots in the Oregon regional section of the annual Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Remotely Operated Vehicle competition.

The event, which is open to the public, runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m.

The Oregon competition is one of 24 regional contests held around the world under the coordination of the MATE Center. Top teams from upper level divisions will earn an opportunity to compete in MATE’s 15th annual international ROV competition June 23-25 at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

This year’s contest highlights the role of ROVs in scientific research and exploration in the deep ocean and outer space. Students will pilot their RVs through missions designed to meet NASA-identified needs. Among other things, teams are challenged to build a robot that can survive transport to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, and operate in the ocean beneath the moon’s ice sheet to collect data and deploy instrumentation. Teams must also create a poster and be interviewed by engineering judges.

The competition promotes entrepreneurship and leadership skills by requiring students to organize their teams into a company, with each student taking on a specific roll as they design, manufacture and market their student-built robots. They must manage a project and budget, brainstorm innovative solutions and work as a team – all important workforce skills.

The Oregon Regional MATE ROV Competition is supported by numerous partners and more than 50 volunteers who serve as divers, judges and support staff. This year’s competition is sponsored by the Oregon Coast Stem Hub.

Learn more:

 

 

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Spring All Industry Career Fair

Environment Events - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:35pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Attend the Career Fair to meet over 100 employers interested in hiring OSU students and alumni!

Bring your best elevator pitch, a few resumes, and look sharp-many companies have already set up interviews for the day after the fair to see what potential you can bring to their organization. 

 See what companies are attending the All Industry Fair on Beaver Careers.