Got gardening questions? We've got answers!
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.
Come see us at our new address at the Kaufman House, 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR 97402-5225, corner of 10th Ave. & Jefferson Street (see map)
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.
Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday
10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. ~ Master Gardener Hotline: 541-344-0265
OSU Extension Office: 541-344-5859
You may send an email to Master Gardeners: Lanemg@oregonstate.edu
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Learn about Medicinal and Edible Herbs with Master Gardener Sue Sierralupe. Business meeting starts at 7 p.m., speaker follows. New location: OSU Extension Service office, 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene (corner of 10th, enter on 10th by the ramp).
Classes will be held at OSU Extension Service - Lane County, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene. (See dates and times below.) Pre-registration form attached; $25, cash or check. Credit card option available.
EFFICIENT WATERING: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Learn efficient watering techniques to create a more sustainable environment in your own yard. The pros and cons of drip irrigation, in-ground sprinklers and basic hose irrigation will be taught. Back to the Roots Landscape owner will teach water conservation while maintaining healthy plants and lawns. Credit Card option.
BRINGING NATIVE POLLINATORS TO THE GARDEN: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. This class will cover the (a) encouragement and identification of native pollinators in gardens, and (b) the pollination biology of common garden plants. The life-cycles of pollinators and the role of native and non-native garden plants in encouraging pollinators in gardens will be discussed. Also a variety of techniques to improve habitat for beneficial insects. Credit Card option.
SEASON EXTENSION TIPS & TECHNIQUES: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Learn about the wide variety of options to extend the vegetable growing season in fall and winter. We will discuss leafy greens and other plants suited to cool-season growing. There will be a hands-on demonstration of bending conduit to produce a min-hoop cover for rows or raised beds. Credit Card option.
GROWING GREAT FRUIT TREES AT HOME: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. Become part of a sustainable food community by learning how to successfully grow delicious, healthy fruit trees. Highlights include choosing the right variety for your taste, needs and location; culture and care of fruit trees including fertilization, spacing, spraying, pruning, thinning, pollination; pest and disease of fruit trees; and resource lists. Credit Card option.
Sign up now to become a Master Gardener Volunteer in Lane County. Fill out the application and mail in with a $100 deposit.
The 2014-15 Horticultural Proficiency or Master Gardener@Night Volunteer training Term 1 will start September 11, 2014. Term 2 will start in January 15, 2015. The registration form is now available. Print off and mail with a check or pay below with a credit card. If you plan to volunteer as a Master Gardener, please fill out the additional application. Classes are held Thursday nights, 6:30-9 p.m.
Register for the OSU Online Master Gardener Course 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.
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.
The pruning class schedule for 2015 classes will be available soon. 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. Suggested donation is $15 per person unless otherwise noted.
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.
2014 Free Compost demonstrations are sponsored by the City of Eugene and OSU Extension Service in Lane County. Note: Saturday, May 24 Compost Demo at the Transition Garden has been cancelled.
The Worm Bin workshops are open for registration ($40). They will be led by certified Compost Specialists.
Class schedule for the 2014 Sustainable Landscape Certification training is available. The two-day trainings are held 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Classes will be held at 996 Jefferson St, Eugene. (Enter on 10th at the ramp. Street parking only.)
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, 996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR 97402-5225.
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.
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)