Gardening Events

Organic Growers Club Annual Earth Day Hoo-Haa

56 min 30 sec ago
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM

It's spring! Come out and touch fertile ground. Reconnect with the good Earth that brings you the food you crave! Students, get out of the library and breathe some fresh air. All community members and children welcome. Plant seeds, turn ground, see a chicken tractor, enjoy good food donated from local businesses.

Plus live music and performances, games for all ages, and more!

Shuttles leaving from campus every 15 minutes, look for signs posted. 

 Don't forget your bowl and spoon!

Compost Specialist Training

56 min 30 sec ago
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Compost Specialist training is 1 1/2 days of lecture from experts and 1/2 day of hands on composting.

April 2nd and 9th, 2014 at the Oregon State University Extension Service Lane County office.

Preregister is required by March 27, 2014. Cost for public and Master Gardeners from other counties: $60.00 with no volunteer commitment.

Compost Specialist Training

56 min 30 sec ago
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Compost Specialist training is 1 1/2 days of lecture from experts and 1/2 day of hands on composting.

April 2nd and 9th, 2014 at the Oregon State University Extension Service Lane County office.

Preregister is required by March 27, 2014. Cost for public and Master Gardeners from other counties: $60.00 with no volunteer commitment.

Spring into Gardening

56 min 30 sec ago
Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Clatsop County Master Gardeners Association presents its annual Spring into Gardening seminar, featuring keynote speaker Gail Langellotto, a plant sale, vendor booths, and a raffle.  Luncheon and snacks available for purchase.  Free to the public.

Master Gardener Arbor Day Activities

56 min 30 sec ago
Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Master Gardener Arbor Day Activities Planned at Inspiration Garden in Independence 

            Learn how to plant a tree, make a soil block and take a tree trek through the Polk County Master Gardener Inspiration Garden from 1 to 3 p.m. on Arbor Day, Sat., April 12th at Mt. Fir Park on the 700 Block of “F” Street in Independence.

Arbor Day History

            Arbor Day started in 1872 in Nebraska and is now celebrated at different times of the year in various states and nations corresponding with the growing season in each area. 

Inspiration Garden Arbor Day Activities

In Oregon, Arbor Day is celebrated the first full week in April.  April 12th is the day Polk County Master Gardeners, part of the OSU Extension Service, selected to focus on their chapter’s demonstration and Inspiration Garden in Independence.

Afternoon activities include a tree planting demonstration and a trek through the trees to introduce people to close observation of the features of common trees. Participants will also get tips on how to identify trees by common names.  The soil block demonstration will show how soil blocks can become a tool to use in starting plants for a garden.

Inspiration Garden Development

The Inspiration Garden is a multi-year project on up to 4 acres of the 7.3 acre Mountain Fir Park. 

Current gardens under development include; a children’s garden, a bee and butterfly garden, a medicinal plant garden, a rock garden, an herb wheel, vegetable beds, fruit trees and berries, an Asian/bamboo garden and new this year, “The Joy of Roses Garden,” and a prairie/wildflower garden.

“It’s also been suggested that the eastern “swale” be planted with interesting or unique trees and shrubs illustrating spring and/or fall colors, flowers and berries and unique bark,” said Bill Leedy, chair of the Polk County Master Gardener Inspiration garden.

Pathways will weave throughout the garden with benches in place for rest and reflection.

 The Master Gardener program is part of the Oregon State University Extension Service.  It’s a voluntary educational program designed to meet the community’s gardening needs.

            The goal of Master Gardeners is to teach people more about the science and art of growing plants by providing information and technical assistance using research-based and sustainable gardening practices.      

            For more information on Polk County Master Gardeners, call 503-623-8395 or visit the website at http://extension.oregon-state.edu/polk/mg.

Container Planting Day at Wilco in Lebanon

56 min 30 sec ago
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:30 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!

 

Annual Plant Fair and Sale

56 min 30 sec ago
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/yamhill/yamhill-county-master-gardeners-annual-spring-plant-sale

Insights Into Gardening

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:47pm
Saturday, March 22, 2014 (all day event)

A series of seminars for home gardeners and gardeners-to-be on growing vegetables, ornamentals, and other topics related to sustainable gardening. There are exhibitors to browse and Grass Roots Books will be on site with a selection of gardening books. Visit us at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights for registration information. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. for registration. The first seminar begins at 9:00. Parking is free.

Rose Pruning Clinic

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:47pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
After canceling last week due to high water in the Garden, Marion County Master Gardeners will hold a Hands-On Rose Pruning Clinic, demonstrating proper techniques for developing healthy roses. Dress for the weather; the clinic will be held outdoors, rain or shine, in the Marion Demonstration Garden located behind the Health Services Building at 3180 Center St NE, Salem, just west of Hawthorne Blvd.  Bring garden gloves and sharp hand pruners that have been disinfected with isopropyl alcohol to prevent the spread of disease. This clinic is free and open to the public. 

SEEDS OF SPRING

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:47pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 (all day event)
jOSEPHINE COUNTY MG WITH THE ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF GRANTS PASS WILL BE HOSTING THIS EVENT.  40 DIFFERENT CLASSES, FOR $25 CHOOSE 4 ONE & HALF HOURS CLASSES.  SIGN UP STARTS JANUARY 6 THRU FEBRUARY 21ST.  DETAILS GO TO:  http://www.jocomastergardeners.com

Spring Into Gardening

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:47pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 (all day event)

Presentations on Home Fruit Production that will include the following:

   Tree Fruits

   Small Fruits

   Grapes

   Tomatoes

Presenters include:

   Neil Bell - OSU Extension

   Bernadine Strik - OSU Extension

   Vern Nelson - The Oregonian Newspaper

 

Habitat and Conservation Practices for Beneficial Insects on Idaho Farms

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 5:42pm
Monday, December 16, 2013 (all day event)

Researchers at the Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) of Oregon State University (OSU), and the Western Region IPM Center at the University of California (UC), Davis and conservationists of The Nature Conservancy Idaho and Xerces are teaming up to provide you a two-day short course on on-farm beneficial insects and the agricultural conservation practices that promote them on your farm. Part one of the course will be a winter day full of details (January 16th, Hailey, ID) on the beneficial insect predators, parasites and pollinators themselves, establishing practices that provide essentials they need to stay on your farm and how to integrate these practices within your farm production plan (various production systems represented).  Guest speakers include Ron Bitner of Bitner Vineyards in Caldwell and ID Natural Resources Conservation Service representative Patti Hurley.