OSU Master Gardener Events

Baker County

Spring 2017 Garden Workshops: Getting the Yard I Want

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Part 1: My Edible Landscape Series

Fruit Tree Care and Pruning: David Cowan, MG Volunteer
March 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This class focuses on the concepts and techniques for pruning fruit trees grown in home orchards of Eastern Oregon. It will build confidence in the first-time pruner and still benefit the more experience gardener. There will be three hours of classroom instruction and demonstrations and an hour of practice in a nearby orchard. With a 30 minute lunch and travel time to the orchard expect the class to take five hours. Bring your pruners.
Baker County Community Event Center, 2600 East Street, Baker City

Small Farm Production: Ariel Agenbrood, University of Idaho Small Farms Extension Educator
April 22, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Interested in starting a small farm in the city, suburbs or country? Wonder what it would take, and if you’re ready? Whether you’re in the planning stages or have just begun, this one-day, intensive workshop will help you determine what options are available for you, explore potential markets and profitability for different enterprises, network with others and learn what it takes to get started in a small-scale farming business.
Baker County Community Event Center, 2600 East Street, Baker City

Vegetable Gardening: Janice Cowan, OSU Horticulture Extension Agent
May 6, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Learn some methods of vegetable garden design, review importance of rotation by identifying plant families, plant your own veggie container. Bring a 12 inch or less in diameter container.
Baker County Community Event Center, 2600 East Street, Baker City

Part 2: Designing My Landscape

How Do I Know What I Want?: Mindy Sherrieb, MG Volunteer
March 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Explore options on how your landscape will look, define the “rooms” of your yard, start planning your landscape.
Baker County Community Event Center, 2600 East Street, Baker City

Landscape Microhabitats: David Cowan, MG Volunteer
April 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This class will help you identify, utilize and manipulate the micro-habitats in your landscape. Understanding the very localized habitats, or microhabitats, in your landscape will help you develop a more sustainable landscape.
Baker Botanicals, 10th Street, Baker City

Remodeling My Landscape: Mindy Sherrieb, MG Volunteer
April 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn to recognize focal points, color combinations, textures, shapes, use of space; define the structure of the “rooms” of your yard.
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Lawns, the Area Rugs of My Yard: David Cowan, MG Volunteer
May 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Learn techniques to produce a healthy, sustainable lawn as part of your landscape.
D&B Supply, 3515 Pocahontas Rd, Baker City

Shopping for My Landscape: Mindy Sherrieb, MG Volunteer
May 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Now that you know what kind of landscape you want, how to manage the microhabitats, how do you find the right plant in a nursery? This class will help you maneuver through a nursery retail facility.
Ace Nursery, 39103 Pocahontas Rd, Baker City

Click here for descriptions and registration form.

Please pre-register at 541-523-6418.

Call Janice Cowan for more information at 541-523-6418.

 

Union County

Union County Master Gardener Class Schedule for Winter 2017. Click for more info.

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