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Plant and Garden Expo Douglas County

Gardening Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Douglas County Master Gardeners invite you to attend the Plant and Garden Expo at the Douglas County Fairgrounds at exit 123 off I-5. The Expo will include over 50 vendors and the Master Gardeners selling a large assortment of landscape plants and vegetable garden starts. We will be selling yard art, and garden supplies. We also have a great raffle. Admission is $2, Children under 12 are free.   

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Gardening Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

Curry County MGs Annual Plant Sale

Gardening Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Saturday, May 10, 2014 (all day event)
1000's of plants with more variety than ever!

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Gardening Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Gardening Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Gardening Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Thursday, May 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

PLANT & GARDEN SALE

Gardening Events - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:21pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Annual Plant & Garden sale, which includes NATIVE PLANTS, ANNUALS, PERENNIALS, VEGGIES, HERBS, POTATOES, as well as Soil pH Testing, Garden tools & books for sale, Compost information.

Organic Growers Club Annual Earth Day Hoo-Haa

Gardening Events - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:24pm
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

Gardening Events - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:24pm
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

Gardening Events - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:24pm
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

Gardening Events - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:24pm
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

Gardening Events - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:24pm
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

Gardening Events - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:24pm
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

Gardening Events - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:24pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

 

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