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Garden Gate Newsletter 2014



November     Gleanings

Garden Gate Newsletter 2013


Master Gardener Seminar: Tuesday, November 18, 2014. Join Horticulture Agent Ross Penhallegon to learn about his International Travels in Central Asia. Business meeting at 7 p.m. speaker to follow. Location: OSU Extension Service office, 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene (enter on 10th at the ramp).


Starting November 2012 all OSU Extension Service Master Gardeners in Lane County will keep track of their volunteer hours online: Report Volunteer Hours Online - Volunteer Reporting System (VRS)

Conditions of Volunteer Service Form

Basics of Pruning Handout - for all pruning classes

Master Gardener Google Calendar instructions.

Master Gardener Calendar.

How to get a gmail account.

 Results of MG Advanced Training Survey from Brooke Edmunds.

LCMGA Board Meets at the OSUExtension Service office, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene on the Monday (12:00 p.m.) the week prior to the Tuesday night MG Seminar (third Tuesday of the Month). All MGs welcome.

Cookbook entries welcome for November 2014 book availability. Drop off form at the OSU Extension Service MG hotline room.


Market of Choice on Willamette - Schedule for veg waste pick up

October -December 2014 Market of Choice schedule

Market of Choice Program details for Master Gardeners.


The coffee grounds pickup program with University Starbucks has been terminated.  A new location is being considered

Contact Roseanna McArthur with changes at


Daytime Master Gardener Training 2014 Schedule

2014 MG Training Schedule. Homework questions and answers will be posted below. Bring any questions about the previous week's homework to review during the lunch session with your mentor. Print handouts and bring them to class each week.

Dec 4 - Introduction and Native Plants

Jan 8 - Tree ID

Jan 8 - Tree Fruits

Jan 15 - Small Fruits & Berries

Jan 15 - Soils

Jan 22 - Diagnosing Plant Problems

Jan 22 - Bugs 101

Jan 29 - Botany I (anatomy)

Jan 29 - Pruning Ornamentals

Feb 5 - Botany II (physiology)

Feb 5 - Spiders

Feb 5 - Bees

Feb 12 - Fertilizers

Feb 12 - Weeds

Feb 19 - Pesticide Safety

Feb 19 - Adaptive Gardening

Feb 19 - Lawns

Feb 26 - IPM

Feb 26 - Vegetable Gardening

Feb 26 - Edible Garden

Mar 5 - Water Quality

Mar 5 - Compost

Mar 5 - Plant Propagation

Mar 12 - MG Resources

Mar 24 - By 5 PM Finish take-home test due to the Extension Office, 996 Jefferson St.

 Volunteer Opportunities

Spring Creek Neighbors Natural Garden project is a MG stream-side improvement activity in the Santa Clara neighborhood. The following articles describe project results and plans:



If you are composting with coffee grounds please fill out, print and mail the following downloadable questionnaire:

Coffee Grounds Questionnaire:

Master Gardeners have been using coffee grounds as a nitrogen source for composting and vermiculture for severals years. With the increased use of coffee grounds in the past few there has been a significant recovery and reuse of this resource. We are now refining the coffee grounds collection system and public information to encourage greater consistent recycling and composting.