Gardening Events

JCMGA Spring Garden Fair

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:11am
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018 (all day event)
JCMGA 30th Annual Spring Garden Fair & Plant Sale, over 100 garden related vendors.

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:11am
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Yamhill County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:11am
Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Yamhill County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale  

 

May 12, 9am - 3pm and May 13, 11am - 2pm 

  • Plant Help Clinic
  • Plant Information
  • FREE Soil pH Testing
  • Specialty Vendor Booths
  • Plant Selection Assistance

 

Proceeds support YCMGA Educational Horticultural Programs in Yamhill County

 

For more info see http://ycmga.org 

Curry County Master Gardeners' Annual Plant Sale

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:11am
Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For sale are thousands of perennials, succulents, dahlia bulbs, and vegetable plants grown locally by Master Gardeners.  Also being sold is a large selection of succulent planters and fairy gardens that are perfect for Mother’s Day gifts.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions on all aspects of plant care. Master Gardeners will present mini-demonstrations on succulent, landscaping, and vegetable topics

Spring Plant Sale

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 6:11am
Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
http://www.orcoastmga.org

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 6:09am
Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 6:09am
Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Growing a Revolution: David R. Montgomery Keynote Lecture

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:09am
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Renowned geomorphologist David R. Montgomery is giving the keynote address at this year’s Oregon Society of Soil Scientists conference, which Spring Creek Project is co-sponsoring. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Corvallis for David's talk. While the conference requires registration, the keynote is free and open to the public.

David has been working for years to tell the story of how topography and geology intertwine with the well-being of ecological systems and human societies. The breadth of his field work has taken David, a MacArthur Fellow, to many countries around the world. In his latest book, Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life, he turns his attention to agricultural problems that are as old as civilization. Throughout history, great societies that abused their land withered into poverty or disappeared entirely. Now we risk repeating this ancient story on a global scale due to ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and a rising population.

But there is reason for hope. In Growing a Revolution, David draws on visits to farms around the world that are at the heart of a brewing soil health revolution that could bring humanity’s ailing soil back to life. David lays out an inspiring vision in which agriculture becomes a solution to environmental problems by helping feed all of us, cool the planet, and restore life to the land. 

Wendell Berry Film Screening and Community Seed Exchange

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:09am
Friday, February 23, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Join the Spring Creek Project and the OSU Center for the Humanities for a screening of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry on Friday, February 23, at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center. We’re pairing the film with a community seed exchange for anyone who would like to participate. The seed swap will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the film will start at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.

About the film: Look & See is a cinematic portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the eyes of writer, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry. You can view the trailer here. 

This award-winning documentary was filmed in and around the rolling hills of Henry County, Kentucky, where Berry has lived and farmed since the mid-1960s. His lifelong relationship with the land and community form the core of his prolific writings. Henry County, like many rural communities, has become a place of quiet ideological struggle. In the span of a generation, agrarian principles of simplicity, land stewardship, sustainable farming, local economies, and rootedness-to-place have been replaced by a capital-intensive model of industrial agriculture characterized by machine labor, chemical fertilizers, soil erosion, and debt. Watching this struggle unfold, Berry has become one of the most passionate and eloquent voices speaking in defense of agrarian life. Film runtime is approximately 90 minutes. 

About the seed exchange: As part of this event, we’ll be hosting a community seed exchange that participants can take part in as they mingle before the film. Sharing and planting seeds connects us to each other and to the land, and each variety has a story to tell—some heirloom varieties are rich with lore and have been passed down for generations. Here’s how the seed swap will work: 

  • Bring any open-pollinated seeds you’d like to share, whether home-saved or purchased seeds (make sure they’re relatively fresh, as many seed types are only viable for a couple of years).
  • For each variety, also bring a notecard stating the variety name and any descriptive notes about the variety.
  • If you have a limited quantity and would like to specify an amount participants can take, make note of that as well (e.g., “Please take up to 10 seeds per person”).
  • We’ll have large tables set up for the swap. When you arrive, set out your seeds and accompanying notecards on a table, so that each is clearly labeled. You may wish to bring a small scoop or spoon to help divvy up seeds.
  • We invite you to bring along small jars, envelopes, or baggies for seeds you'll be taking home. We'll also have blank seed envelopes available.
  • Even if you don’t have any seeds to bring to the swap, we invite you to participate. Oftentimes, some people at a seed swap will have bulk quantities to share. Chat with your community members and grab a few seeds here are there if there are plenty available.


Note: If you'd like to attend the seed swap but not the film, a ticket will not be required. Please simply join us at 6:00 p.m. outside of the Construction & Engineering Hall of the LaSells Stewart Center.

“Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world.”  —Wendell Berry

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:09am
Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Insights into Gardening

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 7:09am
Saturday, February 10, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Insights Into Gardening is a day-long seminar hosted by Benton County Master Gardeners.  Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, new to the area or an Oregon native, you will find plenty of practical, research-based ideas to make your gardening easier, more enjoyable, and more successful. 

For more information and to register please visit: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 7:11am
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Master Gardener Online

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 7:11am
Monday, January 22, 2018 12:00 PM

The Oregon State University Master Gardener™ Program is an Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service program that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants.

This program also facilitates the training of a highly educated corp of volunteers. These volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through education and outreach programs.

Option 1: An Alternate Route to Becoming a Certified Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (open to Oregon residents only) Would you like to become a Master Gardener Volunteer? FIRST, contact your local Extension Office to find out what live training they offer - this is the best route to becoming a Master Gardener.If the timing of the live training doesn't work for you, this Instructor-led Online Training is an excellent alternative. 

Option 2: Certificate of Home Horticulture The same training Master Gardeners receive in Option 1, for those who want the training but do not want to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

 

You can learn more at  - https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/master-gardener-online