Gardening Events

Advanced Vegetable Gardening

3 hours 52 min ago
Saturday, June 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Are you ready to take your vegetable gardening to the next level?  Learn important concepts and skills to help you maximize production in your plot including the following:
  • Practice garden bed preparation and planting.
  • Explore effective methods for pest and weed management.
  • Practice tool usage for safety and efficiency.
  • Discover the importance of crop planning and how timing your plantings throughout the seasons can help ensure healthy harvests year around.
  • Understand the nutrient needs of various crops for plant health and production.
  • Learn how to utilize cover crops in the summer and fall.
  • Observe various season extension techniques for maximizing the growing season.

 

Gardening Made Easy-Adaptive Gardening

3 hours 52 min ago
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Learn strategies and techniques so you may continue to garden without injury.
  • Gain insight on ways to keep gardening safely and maintaining a lifelong passion and a healthy activity.
  • Examples of adaptive tools will be demonstrated                            
                            

Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required 

    Instructors: Jerry Anderson & Mary Felix, Bridgett Shaw, Jeannine Rychlik, & Lynn Wagner

Summer Fruit Tree Care

3 hours 52 min ago
Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Fruit Tree Care - Summer
Thinking of growing your own fruit trees at home? Already growing fruit trees you want to make sure are well cared for? This workshop will cover the most important things to do to support your fruit trees during the summer season here in the Willamette Valley.  You will learn the following skills:
  • Pune fruit trees for greatest health, beauty, and productivity
  • Employ proper thinning technique for a quality crop
  • Properly mulch and remove competing plants from around fruit trees

 

Pacific Northwest Native Reflections on Lewis & Clark Discoveries

3 hours 52 min ago
Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Most acclimated to our region
  • Provide habitat
  • Disease resistance
  • Cleanse our water
  • Hold valuable cultural significance
  • Features of native garden                                      
                            

Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required 

    Instructor: Mary French

Growing Edibles in Your Home Landscape-Getting Started

3 hours 52 min ago
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Demonstrate ways to incorporate edibles into the landscape at the WCMGA Learning Garden
  • Provide an overview of the process to plan to add edibles to the landscape
  • Provide tips for garden design, plant selection, plant placement
  • Share how to incorporate research based sustainable gardening practices
  • Provide references for additional resources                                  
                           

Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required 

    Instructor: Sue Ryburn

BCMGA PLANT SALE

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Perennials, Natives, Veggies, Trees, Shrubs and lots more!

 

Spring Garden Fair

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Saturday, May 2, 2015 9:00 AM - Sunday, May 3, 2015 4:00 PM

31st Spring Garden Fair hosted by the Clackamas County Master Gardeners

 

Saturday, May 2  9:00 - 5:00 and Sunday, May 3  9:00 -4:00

 

Clackamas County Event Center

694 NE 2nd Ave

Canby OR 97013

 

(Located one block North of Highway 99-E in Canby, Oregon).

 

It's time for the annual Spring Garden Fair presented by the Clackamas County Master Gardeners.  Every year we bring together the Northwest’s favorite growers and artists specializing in the best for your garden: this year we are featuring 162 vendors.  Offered again this year are your perennial favorites: 10 Minute University, Free pH Soil Testing, and Ask an O.S.U. Master Gardener. We have our Garden Raffle with prizes each hour, a Free Plant Check and Plant Taxi Service run by local student volunteers for tips. Check out the New Plant Introductions & Silent Auction to bid on something special for your garden this year, and don't forget our popular Potting Station and New Plant Introductions.  With a food court and ATM’s on site, we have tried to think of everything to make your day enjoyable.  Get your little red wagon ready and come out: the weekend before Mother’s Day, Saturday May 2, 9-5. Sunday May 3, 9-4.  $3.00 under 16 free (no pets and no smoking please)

 

Our Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/SpringGardenFair/

Our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SpringGardenFair

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

Spring Garden Fair 10-minute University

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Saturday, May 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

10:00 Pruning Trees and Shrubs  

10:30 Growing Tomatoes  

11:00 Growing Blueberries  

11:30 Starting Your Vegetable Garden  

12:00 Growing Edibles in Containers    

12:30 Raised Bed Gardening     

1:00 Attracting Pollinators

1:30 Growing Tomatoes  

2:00 Growing Blueberries

2:30 Annuals and Perennials

Grow a Greener Green Lawn

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

                                 

Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required 

    Instructor: Weston Miller

Splendid Life of Hardy Fuchsias

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Monday, May 11, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ann Detweiler will present information on the care, culture, and varieties of hardy fuchsias.  Not to be confused with their tender hanging basket relatives, hardy fuchsias are able to withstand our winters, and become permanent, substantial  contributors to the outdoor landscape.

1 hour MG education credit 

Tomato Planting 101

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Tomato Planting 101
  • Basic class on planting and sharing tips and ideas for getting the most out of the growing season
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Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required 

    Instructor: Vern Vanderzanden

Pacific Northwest Native Reflections on Lewis & Clark Discoveries

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Most acclimated to our region
  • Provide habitat
  • Disease resistance
  • Cleanse our water
  • Hold valuable cultural significance
  • Features of native garden                                      
                            

Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required 

    Instructor: Leslie Hutchinson

Vegetable Garden Pest Problems and Solutions

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required

 

     

Delicious vegetables are flourishing in your garden, but you find you are not the only one snacking! Fat caterpillars, aphids, beetles and more all want to share in the bounty! Although less than 1% of all insects are garden pests, those that are can create serious problems for a productive vegetable garden. An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will introduce you to some of our most common pests and provide a variety of management options. Factors such as insect life cycles, the timing of planting, exclusion techniques and determining when the pest is most susceptible to control measures will be covered.  

GARDEN SALE - 15th ANNIVERSARY!!

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come early & buy your locally-grown plants, flowers, veggies, herbs, etc., at the annual MASTER GARDENER GARDEN SALE!  Bring your gardening questions with you for the Master Gardener volunteers to help you find an answer or a solution. 

Advanced Vegetable Gardening

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Are you ready to take your vegetable gardening to the next level?  Learn important concepts and skills to help you maximize production in your plot including the following:
  • Practice garden bed preparation and planting.
  • Explore effective methods for pest and weed management.
  • Practice tool usage for safety and efficiency.
  • Discover the importance of crop planning and how timing your plantings throughout the seasons can help ensure healthy harvests year around.
  • Understand the nutrient needs of various crops for plant health and production.
  • Learn how to utilize cover crops in the summer and fall.
  • Observe various season extension techniques for maximizing the growing season.

Registration for this workshop will open February 13 for existing Master Gardener volunteers and the general public.  Registration is currently open via invitation for 2015 MG students.

Vertical Gardening

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Learn the value of vertical gardening to help maximize your garden space.
  • See and discuss vertical gardening ideas in the demo garden
  • Discuss how to use recycled/reclaimed materials, like wood pallets, bicycle wheels and other items
  • Discuss what varieties of plants perform best and give the highest yield in a vertical garden
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Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required 

    Instructor: Jerry Anderson and David Russell

Sustainable Landscaping

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Are you ready to take your sustainable landscaping to the next level? Learn the tools and techniques of ecological landscaping from design, to plant material, to maintenance.  Participants will acquire the following knowledge and skills in this workshop:
  • Discover the benefits and drawback of various hardscape materials.
  • Learn best management practices for weed control in landscapes.
  • Perform spring maintenance on a range of plant material. Identify key plants that attract pollinators and beneficial insects.
  • Discover tools and techniques for sustainable lawn maintenance.
  • Use hand tools to prepare soil for landscape plants.
  • Install selected plant material.

 

Advanced Vegetable Gardening

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Are you ready to take your vegetable gardening to the next level?  Learn important concepts and skills to help you maximize production in your plot including the following:
  • Practice garden bed preparation and planting.
  • Explore effective methods for pest and weed management.
  • Practice tool usage for safety and efficiency.
  • Discover the importance of crop planning and how timing your plantings throughout the seasons can help ensure healthy harvests year around.
  • Understand the nutrient needs of various crops for plant health and production.
  • Learn how to utilize cover crops in the summer and fall.
  • Observe various season extension techniques for maximizing the growing season.

 

Growing Herbs

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Free! Lectures are open to the public — no registration required

 

        

Growing herbs can be a sensory delight. There are culinary herbs, aromatic herbs and herbs that attract beneficial insects. But considering the high cost of fresh herbs why not grow your own? An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will share the tips, techniques and plant recommendations for starting your own herb garden. Topics covered will be starting your beds, planting times, maintenance and harvesting. OSU Extension Service recommended varieties will also be shared.

National Get Outdoors Day

Sun, 05/31/2015 - 6:08am
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (all day event)

The third annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm 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 contact OSU Extension Service, Benton County at 541-766-6750 or visit our website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day