Gardening Events

Soil Health Workshop

4 hours 52 min ago
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop sponsored by Yamhill, Polk and Marion County Soil & Water Conservation workshops.

 $10 at the door.  Space is limited. Please RSVP to Marc Bell, Polk SWCD at 503-623-9680

Mini-College

4 hours 52 min ago
Saturday, July 12, 2014 - Sunday, July 13, 2014 (all day event)

2 day gardening seminar offering classes for MG recertification

 

Plant Diagnostics

4 hours 52 min ago
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn how to diagnose plant problems in home gardens with Master Gardener Jeff Choate.

Efficient Watering

4 hours 52 min ago
Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn efficient watering techniques to create a more sustainable environment in your own yard.  The pros and cons of drip irrigation, in-ground sprinklers and basic hose irrigation will be taught.  Back to the Roots Landscape owner will teach water conservation while maintaining healthy plants and lawns.

The Basics of Beekeeping

4 hours 52 min ago
Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Have you always wanted to know what it takes to raise honey bees?  Learn the basics of beekeeping like biology of the honey bee, what equipment is needed, breakdown of costs for getting started and managing bees throughout the year.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Principles of IPM will be covered including monitoring plants to identify pests and managing pest problems using all available strategies (cultural, physical, biological, and chemical). Emphasis is on using the easiest, least expensive, least disruptive and least toxic methods first.

Candelled ---- Plant Propagation

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, June 19, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Drip Irrigation

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn all about drip irrigation for the home gardener with Master Gardener John Fischer.

Sustainable Landscape Training - Lane County

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - Thursday, June 26, 2014 (all day event)

Learn to create a sustainable/green/ecological landscape. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their own yards and will benefit by improving their soil biology and reducing erosion. Class runs both days, June 25-26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration form and credit card payment can be found on the website:

extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, June 5, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, June 12, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:31pm
Thursday, June 19, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

Season Extension Tips & Techniques

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:29pm
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:00 PM - Friday, August 22, 2014 12:00 PM

  Learn about the wide variety of options to extend the vegetable growing season in fall and winter.   We will discuss leafy greens and other plants suited to cool-season growing.  There will be a hands-on demonstration of bending conduit to produce a mini-hoop cover for rows or raised beds. 

Bringing Native Pollinators to the Garden

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:29pm
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 12:00 PM - Friday, August 8, 2014 12:00 PM

 This class will cover the (a) encouragement and identification of native pollinators in gardens, and (b) the pollination biology of common garden plants. The life-cycles of pollinators and the role of native and non-native garden plants in encouraging pollinators in gardens will be discussed. Also a variety of techniques to improve habitat for beneficial insects.  Instructor Brian Dykstra has a MS Biology from Humboldt State University and has conducted pollinator outreach and research for university, agricultural extension and non-profit groups.

Albany Garden Tour

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 6:22am
Saturday, June 14, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This is a GREAT chance to see some fabulous and unique gardens in the Albany area. This year, there will be six houses on the tour + the amazing Master Gardener demonstration garden. As the event gets closer, you will be able to purchae tickets from the Linn County Extension Office at 104 4th St. Tickets will also be available for purchase at several local nurseries including Tom's Garden Center, Nichols Nursery, and U & D Nursery. A map and description of the gardens will be included with the ticket.

CONTAINER GARDENING Round Table Discussion

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Container gardening demonstration and Round Table discussion, presented by local Master Gardener volunteers.  The Round Table sessions are free, and everyone is invited to attend.

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

Marion County Master Gardener 27th Annual Plant and Yard Sale

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Friday, May 2, 2014 4:00 PM - Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:00 PM

This year we will have an amazing selection of perennials, annuals, fuchsias, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs, native plants, trees, and shrubs. At our yard sale there will be yard, garden, and patio items, with garden art, pots, tools, birdhouses, garden books, and more. We have a new department, Garden Delights, which will offer all kinds of items made from recycled and up cycled materials for your garden that have been constructed by Master Gardeners.

We will have Master Gardeners at our Information Booth and around the garden to answer gardening questions, and on Saturday there will be workshops on how to sharpen tools.

Clackamas County Spring Garden Fair

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014 (all day event)

CLACKAMAS COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS INVITE YOU JOIN US FOR OUR 30th SPRING GARDEN FAIR. Bringing together favorite garden vendors from the Pacific Northwest for 30 years, we have something to offer every home gardener. There are also many activities & services to complement our vendors wares. PLANT TAXI'S: students tow your purchases for tips, 10 MINUTE UNIVERSITY CLASSES: 30 min sessions about all things gardening, OSU MASTER GARDENERS answering questions, FOOD COURT, FREE SOIL pH TESTING, FREE PLANT CHECK, HOURLY RAFFLE,  & our popular POTTING STATION with the latest in garden pot decor for sale. We even have some fun anniversary activities in store! Get your little red wagon ready & come out: the weekend before Mother’s Day, Saturday May 3, 9-5. Sunday May 4, 9-4.  (no pets and no smoking please)

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/SpringGardenFair/

Our event webpage: http://www.springgardenfair.org

Container Planting Day at Tom's Garden Center

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Master Gardener volunteers will be available to pot newly purchased plants into containers that you purchase or bring. Soil medium will be provided. We have two events this year so come on down to visit us, get your plants potted, and talk gardening with some friendly volunteers!