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.
Throudh November 21, 2013 we are located at 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.
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
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.
Garden Hints from Agent Ross Penhallegon
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.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013: Trees for the Future with Mark Snyder, City of Eugene Urban Forester, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Location: Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street, Eugene. Free, open to the public.
Mark will review the urban forestry program and how Eugene is addressing climate change predictions and dense urbanization through tree selection. He will discuss common problems with certain species, common problems facing trees planted in an urban environment, tree maintenance challenges, hazardous tree identification, and common insect and disease problems with trees in our area.
Application for the 2014 daytime Master Gardener Volunteer program is available along with an introductory letter. Fill out, sign and attach $100 deposit check to the application and return it to the OSU Extension Service, 783 Grant Street, Eugene, OR 97402. Orientation will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (final payment of $100 due). Classes will run 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. on Wednesday's Jan. 8-March 12, 2014. Students choose from a variety of volunteer options to payback 66 hours of volunteer time in the year following the completion of training.
The public is invited to attend the daytime classes for $25 per half-day session. Payment may be made at the door. Classes are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W. 13th Avenue (corner of 13th & Chambers) in Eugene.
Payment ($200) by credit card for the daytime volunteer training with orientation Dec. 4, 2013. Purchase textbook in the OSU Extension Service - Lane County office, $35 check or cash.
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.
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.
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. Credit card option for $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. Both term 1 and 2 must be attended in the same calendar year.
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 (EWEB) Sept. 19-Native Plants (EWEB)
The following classes will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1685 W. 13th, Eugene:
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
To become a Master Gardener volunteer by attending the Master Gardener @ Night Series, both term 1 and term 2 must be taken in the same calendar year. View the application form for details.
The pruning class schedule for 2014 classes is now 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. 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.
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, 1-3 p.m. (revised date and time) $40 by credit card payment option. Location: OSU Extension Service office, 783 Grant Street, Eugene (between Garfield & Chambers, a half block south of 7th).
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.
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.
October 23-24, 2013 payment by credit card.
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