Gardening Events

Perennials Divide and Conquer

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This is the best way to make room for more plants, and be a sharing hero.  If you have any doubts about how, when, and which to divide, come and watch a hands-on demonstration by Master Gardener experts.  Bring your own overgrown clump and we’ll lead you through the division process. 

Deer-Resistant Gardening

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Thursday, October 6, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Which plants won’t get munched by those pesky deer?  Learn plant selection, location and other techniques for making your garden less vulnerable to our hungry deer friends.

Fall into Gardening

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clackamas County Master Gardeners offer free 10-Minute University™ classes, soil pH testing service, educational displays, and gardening advice.

Classes: Common Pests & Diseases in the Home Garden (9 – 9:30), Fall Gardening in the Vegetable Patch (9:30 – 10), Soils and Composting (10 – 10:30), and Putting Your Ornamental Garden to Bed (10:30 – 11).

Keynote Speaker Bob Denman: The Ergonomics of Garden Tools: How to Dig, Hoe and Cultivate without Trashing Your Body (11-noon)

Each client may submit up to six soil samples. For instructions on taking soil samples, get the "testing soil pH" handout at www.cmastergardeners.org/10-Minute University

 

 

 

 

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting:Northwest Plant Evaluations: Plant trials and the results - Neil Bell, Community Horticulturist, OSU Extension

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Monday, October 10, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

In 2000, Neil Bell began research to identify a palette of shrubs suitable for low-input, un-irrigated landscapes in the Willamette Valley. Since 2000, he has conducted many studies of landscape plants for drought tolerance and cold hardiness, collaborating with Heather Stoven.

Studies on Ceanothus, Halimium, Hebe and Grevillea have concluded and results continue to inform the nursery industry and home gardeners in plant selection.  Neil is currently evaluating 75 selections of Arctostaphylos (Manzanitas).

Neil’s method for evaluation is harsh by home garden standards—plants are not watered, sprayed or pruned for the duration; they are rated for growth, flowering and hardiness. The goal is to provide information on plants suitable for “low-input” landscapes in the Willamette Valley and other areas west of the Cascade Mountains.

Since 2000, Neil Bell has overseen the Community Horticulture program in Marion County and Polk County, which includes the Master Gardener program.  Among his significant contributions to the Statewide Master Gardener Program are training on diagnosis of plant problems and pruning of ornamental plants. He has co-authored publications on water-efficient landscape plants, soil amendment and mulch use. Neil lives and gardens with his family on 5 acres west of Monmouth.

*Qualifies for education/recertification credit.

http://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/Lectures.html 

Geranium cuttings for propagation

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own “old” geraniums to this seminar.  We’ll take cuttings and teach you how to maintain them over winter.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

NWREC Public Farm Tours

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Last tours of the year are on Friday September 23rd and October 28th.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.

  •  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors.
  • Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot.
  • Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service.

Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 5:12am
Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info. Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

NW Lepidopterists Workshop

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:10am
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

Herb n' Homestead

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:10am
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

With more and more people wanting to grow organic food and medicine in their backyards, knowledge of herbs is essential. From companion planting to compost tea to feeding chickens to seasoning dinner to insect bite relief, herbs are a gardener’s best friend. These amazing plants are at home in flower beds, vegetable gardens, rooftops and containers, making it easy for everyone to be able to grow and use fresh herbs no matter where you call home. 
   Cindy Shapton is a garden writer, speaker, herbalist, designer, Master Gardener and a contributing garden expert to Tractor Supply Company’s ‘Know How Central’.  She is known as The Cracked Pot Gardener, the title of a column Cindy wrote for the Williamson Herald.  Cindy writes articles for many magazines and is a regular contributor for State-by-State Gardening and The Tennessee Gardener.
   She is the former owner of Hyssop Hill Herb Farm in Franklin, TN and the past president of the Williamson County Master Gardeners and founder of the Bloom n’ Garden Show, an annual lawn and garden show powered by the volunteer effort of Master Gardeners.  Cindy is the author of The Cracked Pot Herb Book – Simple Ways to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Life. 

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:10am
Saturday, September 10, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Demonstration Garden Summer Workshops

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:10am
Saturday, September 10, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Keep the garden momentum going by attending our informative and hands-on workshop series.

All classes held at the Master Gardener Demo Garden at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street in Corvallis

Tomato tasting in the Benton County Floral Courtyard adjacent to the Demonstation Garden

 (enter via south parking lot off of Reservoir Rd)

Free!  No registration necessary.

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting: Sex on Six Legs - Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback, OSU Associate Professor, Urban and Community Horticulture Extension, and OSU Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:10am
Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Insects are capable of highly complex courting, mating and parenting behaviors, despite having a collection of neurons in place of a brain. Nuptial gifts, maternal care, male ornaments as honest advertisers of health and fitness, female choice and even traumatic insemination: insect sex is stranger than you could imagine!

Gail earned a B.S. in Biology and M.S. & Ph.D. in Entomology, from the University of Maryland.  Since 2007, she has served as the statewide coordinator of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program.  She currently studies garden bees, but used to study spider cannibalism and planthopper sperm, among other topics.

Gail is helping to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services.  Her Extension and Outreach efforts are focused on communicating these and other research-backed management practices to home gardeners, commercial landscapers, and others.

*MG education credit

http://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/Lectures.html 

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:10am
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Backyard Composting

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:10am
Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Showcase of various composting systems, how and why they work, with hands-on set up of a simple wire cylinder system.

 

   *Qualifies for 1 hour of education/recertification credit.

NWREC Public Farm Tours

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 5:10am
Friday, September 23, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Last tours of the year are on Friday September 23rd and October 28th.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.

  •  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors.
  • Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot.
  • Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service.

Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.