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National Get Outdoors Day

Gardening Events - 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

Spring Plant Sale by the Lane County Master Gardeners Association

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Plant Sale: vegetable starts, trees, shrubs, roses, native plants, perennials, herbs, berries and hops
  • Silent Auction (11am-2pm)
  • Used Book Sale
  • Master Gardener Creations
  • “Fun in the Garden” Kid’s Zone
  • Compost Specialists
  • Ask-A-Master Gardener
  • Ask-A Master Food Preserver
  • Master Recycler’s Repair 2 Reuse Café —Workshops
All proceeds benefit The Lane County Master Gardener Association
OSU Extension Service—Lane County • 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR 97402
Telephone: 541-344-5859 • Website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

Sprout!

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn how to grow your own plant using reusable materials! Growing Food Security is working to grow a sustainable and equitable food system together.

This event is part of the Beyond Earth Day (Earth Week) celebration. Check out the other events going on. 

Container Gardening for Vegetables and herbs

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Container Gardening for Vegetables and Herbs
  • Tour garden and see the container garden bed projects
  • View many containers used throughout the garden
  • Discuss soils, fertilizer, drainage, and match recommended plant material with appropriate sized containers

                                           

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

    Instructors: Jerry Anderson and Bridget Shaw

ORNAMENTALS & NATIVES FOR THE COAST* Round Table Discussion

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ORNAMENTALS & NATIVES FOR THE COAST, with Nate (from Blake's Nursery), at Oregon Coast Community College North Campus in Lincoln City.

*A session in the series of 2015 Master Gardener Program ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS.

Compost Demo on April 11, 2015

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For beginning to experienced composters, these hands-on workshops will cover the basics of how composting works, which materials to use, and the different methods and types of compost bins available. Workshops are led by knowledgeable backyard composting information specialists. Pre-registration is not required.

The Challenge of Weeds

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Monday, April 13, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chip Bubl, Extension Agent with OSU, will  cover identification and management of some of the more challenging garden and home landscape weeds; a look at the effectiveness of organic herbicides; and  a brief  discussion of ornamental plants that wander too easily.

1 hour MG education credit 

Mason Bees and other Pollinators

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Learn life cycle, nesting habitats and management of mason bees

                                           

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

    Instructor: Ron Spendal

Earth Day Hoo Haa

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

LANDSCAPING PLANTS FOR THE COAST* Round Table Discussion

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Thursday, April 23, 2015 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

LANDSCAPING PLANTS FOR THE COAST, with Patrick from Thompson's Nursery, in the Community Room  at Oregon Coast Community College Central Campus.

*A session in the series of 2015 Master Gardener Program ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS.

OSU Master Gardener Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

http://www.yamhillcountymastergardener.org

Thousands of annual flower bedding plants, vegetable starts and herbaceous perennials grown by Master Gardeners.

Free admission and free parking. 

Compost Demo on April 25, 2015

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For beginning to experienced composters, these hands-on workshops will cover the basics of how composting works, which materials to use, and the different methods and types of compost bins available. Workshops are led by knowledgeable backyard composting information specialists. Pre-registration is not required.

Square Foot Gardening

Gardening Events - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 6:11am
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Learn techniques for growing vegetables in very limited space by maximizing density, and limiting the need for thinning, watering, and weeding.
  • Tips for bed construction and soil maintenance will also be provided

                                              

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

    Instructor: Jerry Knott

Garden Discovery Day - Milwaukie Center

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a morning full of short classes on essential gardening information taught by Oregon State University Extension Master Gardeners. All presentations are free and each is accompanied by a handout.

There will be displays, soil testing for pH, 10-Minute University sessions*, and a Q & A clinic.

*All 10-Minute classes will count towards the MG recertification credit.

 http://www.clackamascountymastergardeners.org/10-Minute%20University/10minuteUniversity.htm

TREE SEEDLING SALE

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Annual TREE SEEDLING SALE happens on Saturday, March 7th, at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds (4-H Buklding).  Sale hours are 10:00am - 2:00pm -- OR until seedlings are sold out, so come early for the best selection!  For more information, please contact OSU Extension Forestry Agent, Jim Reeb at

Jim.reeb@oregonstate.edu    or call OSU Extension Office at 541-574-6534
 

Multnomah County Master Gardener Chapter meeting

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This program at the Multnomah County Master Gardener chapter meeting will feature Gail Langellotto from OSU.

Insects are capable of highly complex courting, mating and parenting behaviors, despite having only a collection of neurons in place of a brain.

*This presentation is approved for Master Gardener recertification credit.

 http://www.multnomahmastergardeners.org/speakerseries/2015/3/10/sex-on-six-legs

Starting Seeds

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • How and when to get started, costs, city requirements
  • Learn the importance of all pollinators including honey bees
  • Suggestions on how gardener can add to pollinator habitats,
  • Examples of bee friendly flowers and the importance of timing 

                                     

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

 

TURNING DIRT INTO SOIL* Round Table Discussion

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

TURNING DIRT INTO SOIL, with Claudette, Sally R., & Sonja, at Newport Public Library Conference Room.

*A session in the series of 2015 Master Gardener Program ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS.

Bees in Your Backyard & Gardening for Bees

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

What We'll Cover:

  • Bees in Your Backyard & Gardening for Bees
  • How and when to get started, costs, city requirements
  • Learn the importance of all pollinators including honey bees
  • Suggestions on how gardener can add to pollinator habitats,
  • Examples of bee friendly flowers and the importance of timing

                                        

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

    Instructors: Bob Falconer and Jerry Maasdam

Compost Demo on March 21, 2015

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

For beginning to experienced composters, these hands-on workshops will cover the basics of how composting works, which materials to use, and the different methods and types of compost bins available. Workshops are led by knowledgeable backyard composting information specialists. Pre-registration is not required.