Class schedule for Marion County, revised January 9.
Makeup class schedule for neighboring counties, revised January 30, together with class locations. Schedules are subject to change, so you are encouraged to contact each county a day or two before the makeup class you plan to attend, to ensure that the topic you need is still on the date shown. A limited number of topics can also be made up online.
Payback requirements explain the additional training and service in which students participate.
It's not too early to begin thinking about the garden activities you'd like to try. Check out the information about training options and feel free to discuss your preferences with plot managers when you see them during breaks and lunch.
Background checks are required by OSU if you marked either the "contact with minors" or "drive in service to Extension" box on your Position Description form. Please complete and print the online form. Sign and submit it directly to the address on the bottom of the form. Remember to include a photocopy of an official photo ID with the completed form. You can either scan and e-mail the materials, or fax them, or mail hardcopy.
Neil mentioned a number of online sites you may want to visit: OMGA Mini-college information, MG International Alaska cruise, OSU publications, and PNW Insect Management Handbook (lots more about the last two in the Resources class)
Brown bag lunch with mentors
Tree Fruit handout
Brown bag seminar - "Worm composting" - Lawrence Edwards
Brown bag seminar - "Care for your tools" - Carl Heinke
PowerPoint handout for Pesticide Safety
Garden tour during lunch break
Composting handout - even though James Cassidy couldn't make it
For Berries and Grapes, Bernadine doesn't supply a copy of her PPT. Instead, she suggests you refer to the OSU publications catalog for information on the various berries she discusses.
Brown bag seminar - "Preserving your harvest" - Janie Jenne
Volunteer Fair during the long lunch break
Propagation is mostly hands-on, but Neil will start by talking about seeds.
Vertebrate Pests handout from Chip Bubl
Brown bag seminar - "Gardening with native plants" - Maynard Hammer (Cancelled)
Organics handout. Weston also suggested these OSU sites on Organic Farming and Organic gardening as helpful reading. He also sent along a list of useful organic products. And the insect field guide is here.
Mentor potluck lunch - Please bring your favorite dish to share.
Weeds handout. The ecological weed management experts Dan mentioned during class re Masunobu Fukuoka, Bill Molison and Alan Savory, in case you want to do more reading.
Brown bag seminar - "Mason bees" - Carol Horning
Problem Diagnosis 2
The final exam will be distributed before you leave.
Help Desk orientation - No handout. You'll be using this one hands-on.
Review and correct the final exam