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Thursday, Jul 31st 2014

Efficient Watering
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.

Thursday, Aug 7th 2014

Bringing Native Pollinators to the Garden
 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.  Instructor Brian Dykstra has a MS Biology from Humboldt State University and has conducted pollinator outreach and research for university, agricultural extension and non-profit groups.

Tuesday, Aug 19th 2014

Medicinal & Edible Herbs
Learn how to grow medicianal and edible herbs in the home garden with Master Gardener Sue Sierralupe.

Thursday, Aug 21st 2014

Season Extension Tips & Techniques
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 mini-hoop cover for rows or raised beds. 

Wednesday, Oct 22nd 2014

Sustainable Landscape Training - Lane County
Lear practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their own yards and will benefit by improving their soil biology and reducing erosion. Class will meet both days, October 22-23, 2014 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration form and credit card payment option is available on the website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

Wednesday, Dec 10th 2014

Sustainable Landscape Training - Lane County
Lear practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their own yards and will benefit by improving their soil biology and reducing erosion. Class will meet both days, December 10-11, 2014 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration form and credit card payment option is available on the website: extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens

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