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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.

GROWING POTATOES & ONIONS* Round Table Discussion

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

GROWING POTATOES & ONIONS, with Claudette & Sally R., at Newport Public Library Conference Room.

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

Advanced Vegetable Gardening

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Saturday, March 28, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Are you ready to take your vegetable gardening to the next level?  Learn important concepts and skills to help you maximize production in your plot including the following:
  • Practice garden bed preparation and planting.
  • Explore effective methods for pest and weed management.
  • Practice tool usage for safety and efficiency.
  • Discover the importance of crop planning and how timing your plantings throughout the seasons can help ensure healthy harvests year around.
  • Understand the nutrient needs of various crops for plant health and production.
  • Learn how to utilize cover crops in the summer and fall.
  • Observe various season extension techniques for maximizing the growing season.

Registration for this workshop will open February 13 for existing Master Gardener volunteers and the general public.  Registration is currently open via invitation for 2015 MG students.

Small-Scale & Urban farming Series

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Learn about the newest in vegetable vaieties with OSU Vegetable Breed Professor Jim Myers. Pre-registration requested, $25 per person. Details on the website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

Spring into Gardening

Gardening Events - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 6:31am
Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Spring into Gardening Educational Seminars.  8 topics to choose from.  A buffet lunch is included in the registration fee.

Open to the public and all Master Gardeners!  MGs receive a discount on registration and seminars count toward volunteer recertification credit.

Flyer with registration and more details:

 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/yamhill/sites/default/files/4h/documents/flyer_for_sn2g_2015_with_registration_pdf.pdf

Insights into Gardening

Gardening Events - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 7:34am
Saturday, February 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Insights Into Gardening is a day-long seminar offering practical, hands-on learning for home gardeners and gardeners-to-be. Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, new to the area or an Oregon native, you will find plenty of ideas to make your gardening easier, more enjoyable and more successful.

 Visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights for registration information.

OSU Extension Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Training

Gardening Events - Sat, 01/31/2015 - 7:38am
Monday, January 26, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Learn about climate change science, transportation options, energy conservation, sustainable food systems, waste reduction, water conservation, sustainable gardening and landscaping, ecosystems and habitats, outreach and volunteering.  Includes guest presenters, classroom activities, & 2 half day field trips. Class is 8 weeks.  Register at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/812