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The OSU Extension Farms and Gardens program, including the Master Gardener program, is partnering with Lane Community College Farm Business Management Program, the Lane County Master Gardener Association, Rainbow Valley Design and Construction Company, and many other community partners.
We've moved: 783 Grant Street (between Garfield St. and Chambers St.) in the Rainbow Valley Design and Construction Building. Parking available inside the chainlink fenced area. Enter through the patio with the planted tubs.
Our home gardening staff and volunteers (Master Gardeners™), in the Lane County Office can answer your questions in person, by phone, or email, in educational programs and workshops, or with locally produced materials and garden publications based on research conducted at Oregon State University.
If you enjoy gardening and want to share that enjoyment with others in your community, consider the OSU Extension Master Gardener™ or Compost Specialist training programs.
Master Gardener Hotline open for phone calls and walk in customers:
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. ~ Master Gardener Hotline: 541-344-0265
NEW - Saturday Master Gardener Hotline: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May-September 2013
OSU Extension Office: 541-344-5859
Donations gratefully accepted
Help us "Grow into the Future" by sending a donation. Please make checks payable to Agricultural Research Foundation (ARF) and mail to OSU Extension Service, 783 Grant Street, Eugene, OR 97402.
Lane County Master Gardener Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street, Springfield. Join the OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners for a full day of activities: Garden classes, Vegetable Fair and Tomato tasting, Bulb and Plant sale, Displays, bake sale, and informational booths. Proceeds support the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program in Lane County.
Garden Hints from Agent Ross Penhallegon
OSU monthly "To Do" calendars.
Share the Bounty of Lane County - Help fight hunger in Oregon
Access to fresh produce is difficult for those on limited incomes. Donations of fresh produce from your garden can make a big difference. Contact these locations for information.
Master Gardener Free Monthly Seminars
Tuesday, May 21, 2013: Rain Gardens with Sandi McIntosh, Natural Resource Conservation Servicei. Master Gardener meeting and speaker 7-8:30 pm EWEB North Building, 500 E. 4thAve. Eugene. Sponsored by Lane County Master Gardener Association. Free.
"EWEB furnishes public meeting rooms as a community service and does not sponsor or endorse activities or groups using EWEB's public Facilities."
2013 Free Compost demonstrations are sponsored by the City of Eugene and OSU Extension Service in Lane County. The Worm Bin workshops are open for registration ($40). They will be led by certified Compost Specialists.
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2-4 p.m. (revised date and time) $40 by credit card payment option
Compost Specialist volunteer Training
Training to become a Compost Specialist volunteer is held once a year in Eugene. Registration for the next class will be available early 2014. Compost Specialist volunteers share their knowledge at many community events and booths.
Master Gardener™ Daytime Program
Applications for the 2014 daytime Master Gardener program will be available in August 2013.
Online Master Gardener training available through OSU.
Please fill out the interest form to be contacted for the next Master Gardener volunteer training in Lane County. The daytime Master Gardener training in Lane County opens for registration in August.
After completing the training, volunteers help Extension faculty educate and advise other home gardeners throughout Lane County.
Our programs are designed to help gardeners in Lane County on topics of interest to area gardeners--such as composting and pruning. We have answers to gardening questions and developed seasonal to-do lists called Garden Tips. We also have Garden Calendars, a list of activities organized by month. Our website includes links to other garden-related websites. For more information check out a practical guide to growing in Oregon, our eNews newsletter, or the Gardening Encyclopedia.
2013 Master Gardener @ Night Series-term 2 - Registration OPEN
View the application form for dates and topics. Students that completed term 1 of option 1 and want to become a Master Gardener volunteer pay $150. If you sign up for this option, you are making a commitment to complete term 2, complete the final exam, and then volunteer back 66 hours of approved activities. To pay $150 by credit card: option 1.
Option 2 cost is $250 and does not require a payback of volunteer hours. Participants who complete terms 1 and 2 are eligible for a Certificate of Horticultural Proficiency. To pay $250 by credit card: Option 2.
The public is invited to attend individual classes for $25 per class. Send in the application form indicating which class you will attend with payment to OSU Extension Service, 783 Grant Street, Eugene, OR 97402. The class schedule has been revised.
Sept. 12-Pesticide Safety Sept. 19-Native Plants Sept. 26-IPM
Oct. 3-Lawns Oct. 10-Diagnosing Diseases Oct. 17-Plant Propagation
Oct. 24-Worm Composting Oct. 31-Tree Identification Nov. 7-Small Fruits
Nov. 14-Spiders Nov. 21-Water-wise gardening Dec. 5-Bees
Public Pruning Classes
The pruning class schedule for 2013 classes is available. Pre-registration is requested for all sessions by calling 541-344-5859. The schedule of classes shows dates, times, locations and pruning topics. Classes are held rain or shine.
For the past 22 years we've trained thousands of home orchardists and gardeners. Some of our participants have repeated classes to keep their skills sharp; others have taken all of the classes! Classes have been led by trained volunteer Master Gardeners who are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.
Sustainable Landscape Certification
Class schedule for the 2013 Sustainable Landscape Certification training is available. The two-day trainings are held 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Classes will be held at EWEB North building, 500 E 4th Avenue, Eugene. Parking permits are required and will be provided.
June 26-27, 2013 payment by credit card.
October 23-24, 2013 payment by credit card.
Online Master Gardener Training through OSU
Registration open for online Master Garden Course for fall 2012. Registration can be made online at: http://ecampus.oregonstate.edu/mastergardener The Master Gardener online course is offered by the OSU Extended Campus (Ecampus) and Extension Service.
- Option One, participants earn a Certificate of Home Horticulture. This option does not require volunteer work. Option One will be offered also in the winter session, along with Option Two.
- Option Two offers training to become a certified Master Gardener and to earn the Master Gardener badge through volunteering. In addition to the basic course, participants are required to put in 40–70 hours of volunteer work at their local OSU Extension office. Registration for Option Two opens in October.
Master Gardener Fund Raiser: Garden Rhythm Journal authored by local gardeners.
Available for $17 at the OSU Extension Service Ag/Hort Program in Lane County, 783 Grant St, Eugene, OR 97402 or by mail. Make checks payable to the Lane County Master Gardener Association (LCMGA).
The Lane County Master Gardener Association gladly accepts tax deductible donations. Make checks payable to the LCMGA and mail to LCMGA c/o OSU Extension Service Ag/Hort Program - Lane County, 783 Grant St, Eugene, OR 97402.
This study analyzes options and strategies for increasing food production and processing in Lane County.
Master Gardeners Only (includes daytime class schedule and homework)
Master Gardener @ Night Only (night class schedule and homework)
Handouts for Drop-In Attendees of MG@Night class