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2015 Canning and Food Preservation Classes are Open!

Sign up today for one or all of our four canning classes.  This year's topics include: Pickling and Fermenting, Canning Tomatoes and Salsas, Preserving Fall Fruits, and Pressure Canning Soups.  

The Extension Service is here to serve the residents of Columbia County, providing knowledge from universities nationwide. We provide research-based information to families, youths, schools, agricultural producers, home gardeners, foresters and governments.

Our office offers a variety of programs, which include 4-H Youth Development, Home Gardening, Agriculture and Small Farms, Family and Community Health, Forestry & Natural Resources and Master Gardeners.


We publish three newsletters from our office:

If you would like to receive these newsletters by email or mail, please give the office a call.






Hours of Operation
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m.


OSU Columbia County Extension

505 N. Columbia River Hwy

St. Helens, OR 97051

PH: 503-397-3462

FAX: 503-397-3467

For information on public transportation, visit the Columbia County Rider website.


We offer classes, workshops, opportunities for youth and adult volunteer activities:

Volunteer as a Master Gardener, Master Woodland Manager, or with the 4-H youth program

Nutrition education events

Home Garden educational events


Columbia County General State/County Resources

Upcoming Events

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Sep. 03, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Sep. 08, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Come learn how to safely can foods from your garden this season!  Participants will practice …
Sep. 22, 2015 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Come learn how to safely can foods from your garden this season!  Participants will practice …
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