Publications and Resources


Interested in the happenings at the Linn County Master Gardener Demo Garden?
Check out the Demo Garden newsletter. It is located off Knox Butte Road at the Linn County Fair/Expo Center.

Linn County agents and the volunteers in the Linn County Extension Association collaborate with the Albany Democrat-Herald to publish "GROWING", a monthly Extension newspaper. (To sign up to receive the printed UPDATE publication, please click the link above).

OSU Publications: The OSU Extension Service produces educational materials that are free to the public or can be purchased at your local Extension office.

PNW Handbooks: Plant Disease; Insects; Weeds;

Oregon State University Extension Services have developed a new website to direct gardener to chapters in the Growing Your Own publication. This is a great source of information that serves as a practical guide to gardening in Oregon.

Grow Smart, Grow Safe: A consumer guide to lawn and garden products.

Garden Smart Oregon: A guide to non-invasive plants.

Vegetable gardening article compiled from county websites by Ranee Webb. Featured in the May/June 2014 Demo Garden e-news.

More Gardening Resources

Online Learning Module: Vegetable Gardening in Oregon - fun and interactive!

Recommended Vegetable Varieties: OSU-recommended vegetables provide best yields in local gardens.

Monthly Gardening Tips: Gardening tips for each month of the year.

Gardening Encyclopedia: links to a broad spectrum of information on Oregon gardening, such as news, calendars, how-to publications, audio programs, and the Master Gardener program.

Landscape Plant Identification: Contains images and information for over 900 landscape plants (mostly woody) listed in alphabetical order by genus from Abelia to Zalkovia. Also has a common name list and native plant list.

An Oregon Homeowner's Guide to Tree Care from the Oregon Department of Forestry

Farmers' Markets: A listing of local farmers' markets, events offered at each market and a "pick of the month" fruit or vegetable.

Month by Month Pest Alert: Plant problems caused by insects and other arthropods, diseases and non-pathogenic conditions from samples brought to the Oregon State University Plant Pathology Clinic each month.

Native Plant Society of Oregon: dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation and study of Oregon's native plants and habitats.

Northwest Grape & Berry Information Net: An information and communications resource for berry and grape production practices, research, and marketing.

OSU Master Gardener Botany: Botany Basics: Master Gardener Series Online Botany Training Module

National Pesticide Information Center: NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides 

Invasive Weed Resource for PNW: Nonnative Invasive Plants of Pacific Coast Forests

Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs: A listing of member garden clubs, contacts and events.

Oregon State Beekeepers Association: Information about bees and beekeeping. Includes events offered by a diverse bunch of individuals who share a fascination for the honeybee and its workings.

Oregon Tilth: A nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers education events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.

Kids Gardening 

Home Gardener Soil Test Info