Gardening Events

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Professor emeritus, Ross Penhallegon has more than 50 years of orchard management experience—come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine, so dress weather appropriate. There will be an opportunity for a hands-on activity after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Please register for one of the following classes.To register by phone call 541-967-3871. You may register online at http://tinyurl.com/jj57qsv, or drop by the Benton or Linn County OSU Extension Service office 

4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis (Benton)
33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent (Linn)

BCMGA Board Meeting

5 hours 50 min ago
Monday, January 2, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

5 hours 50 min ago
Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Online Master Gardener Course Begins

5 hours 50 min ago
Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00 PM
The online Master Gardener course is being revised, and will relaunch in January of 2017.  Register now to secure your spot.  Space is limited.  Visit OSU Professional and Continuing Education for more information.

2017 Master Gardener Training Application Deadline

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 6:06am
Friday, December 16, 2016 12:00 PM

Apply now for the 2017 Polk County Master Gardener training class! Application deadline is December 16th. See our page for more information and the application!
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/p…/master-gardener-training

 

WCMGA Board Meeting

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 6:06am
Monday, December 19, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 6:06am
Thursday, December 1, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BCMGA Board Meeting

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 6:06am
Monday, December 5, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Growing and Hybridizing Irises

Sat, 12/31/2016 - 6:06am
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Guest speaker: Steve Schreiner from Schreiner’s Iris Gardens

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, cultivate 200 acres of Iris and is the largest grower of Iris in the United States.  It has been family owned and operated for nearly four generations.   The American Iris Society has awarded Schreiner’s Iris Garden the Dykes Memorial Medal (its highest award) eleven times. They have also won many other national and international awards.   

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

BCMGA Board Meeting

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Monday, November 7, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Winter dahlia care

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn how to dig, divide and store dahlias for the winter to ensure healthy spring tubers.  Bring gloves and dig up dahlia tubers for division.

Monthly Membership Meeting

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larry Buschman is a Master Gardener and a member of the American Dahlia Society. His topic on Tuesday evening will be "Doing Dahlias the Easy Way". He has interesting and innovative ways for growing that remove some of the mystery and a lot of the work of growing this popular plant.

The Power of Plants: The Roles of Plants in Watershed Restoration

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Guest speaker: April Olbrich from the Tualatin River Watershed Council 

April Olbrich has been the Coordinator of the Tualatin River Watershed Council since 2003. The Watershed Council plans, develops and implements projects to maintain and restore the biological and physical process in watersheds for the sustainability of the communities.   

*Qualifies for one hour of education/recertification credit 

Winter Dreams/Summer Gardens

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Saturday, November 5, 2016 (all day event)

This is a Gardening Symposium open to the public. Includes lunch.

To Register & Pay by Credit Card Online, Go To:

www.jacksoncountymga.org

 

Fall rose pruning

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

We will prune the 32 roses at the demonstration garden.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own pruning tools and gloves.  Pruning tools will be sharpened for you.

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting: Cataclysms on the Columbia: the Great Missoula Floods - Scott Burns

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Monday, November 14, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Between 15,000 and 18,000 years ago, a series of momentous floods crashed through the Pacific Northwest, reaching heights of up to 400 feet where Portland lies today and carving the landscape of the Columbia Gorge and Willamette Valley.

Geologist and gifted speaker Scott Burns will focus on the incredible story of J Harlen Bretz’s discovery of the Ice Age floods and the pioneering research that Bretz used to prove his discovery to the world. Burns will also discuss the floods’ effect on the formation of 16,000 square miles of Pacific Northwest terrain, from eastern Washington to Astoria and the Willamette Valley.  Whether or not you’re a geology buff, you’ll be glad you joined us for this fascinating and humorous presentation about our region’s natural history.

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University. He has been teaching for 44 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana.  Scott specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, terroir and Quaternary geology.

  *Qualifies for education/recertification credit.

http://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/Lectures.html 

Mason bee cocoon cleaning workshop

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 6:14am
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This workshop starts at 9:30am and lasts about 90 minutes.  There will be a presentation of the sand cleaning process.  Participants are encouraged to bring their mason bee nests and/or cocoons to be cleaned.  Additionally participants will be able to clean and keep cocoons provided by the Master Gardeners. 

  *Qualifies for 1 hour of education/recertification credit.

NW Lepidopterists Workshop

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Sunday, October 23, 2016 (all day event)

Each year butterfly and moth enthusiasts visit OSU in the fall to share stories, field season data and general information about our region's amazing butterfly diversity.   Sponsored by Integrative Biology's Insect Collection, the Oregon State Arthropod Collection, the even its an opportunity for anyone to come see some spectacular butterflies and moths.   For a detailed schedule and more information, please visit: 

http://osac.oregonstate.edu/PNWLepWorkshop

Hand-forged Garden Tools

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Guest speaker: Bob Denman from Red Pig Garden Tools

Bob Denman hand forges garden tools in his shop in Boring, Oregon the old-fashioned way, with steel, fire, an anvil and hard work.  His shop crafts an impressive range of tools, including rakes, dibbles, hoes, trowels and saws. Need help getting rid of weeds?  Red Pig forges over a dozen tools for weeding alone.