Calendar of Events

Monday, Aug 22nd 2016

Biochar 2016
The conference will be held at Oregon State University's CH2MHill Alumni Center August 22nd-25th, 2016. The conference aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development. This event is designed for farmers, foresters, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event. For more information, or to register for the event, please see USBI2016.org. Student, Non-profit, and one-day rates are available. Early bird registration closes on July 15th!

Friday, Aug 26th 2016

NWREC Public Farm Tours
Every last Friday of the month, from May through October, North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors. Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot. Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service. Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

Saturday, Aug 27th 2016

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Monday, Aug 29th 2016

Philomath Library Master Gardener Series
A little bit of work in the fall can have tremendous payoffs in the spring.  Learn what to do to winterize your gardens for better crops in the spring.

Tuesday, Sep 6th 2016

Herb n' Homestead
With more and more people wanting to grow organic food and medicine in their backyards, knowledge of herbs is essential. From companion planting to compost tea to feeding chickens to seasoning dinner to insect bite relief, herbs are a gardener’s best friend. These amazing plants are at home in flower beds, vegetable gardens, rooftops and containers, making it easy for everyone to be able to grow and use fresh herbs no matter where you call home.     Cindy Shapton is a garden writer, speaker, herbalist, designer, Master Gardener and a contributing garden expert to Tractor Supply Company’s ‘Know How Central’.  She is known as The Cracked Pot Gardener, the title of a column Cindy wrote for the Williamson Herald.  Cindy writes articles for many magazines and is a regular contributor for State-by-State Gardening and The Tennessee Gardener.    She is the former owner of Hyssop Hill Herb Farm in Franklin, TN and the past president of the Williamson County Master Gardeners and founder of the Bloom n’ Garden Show, an annual lawn and garden show powered by the volunteer effort of Master Gardeners.  Cindy is the author of The Cracked Pot Herb Book – Simple Ways to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Life. 

Saturday, Sep 10th 2016

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market
Demonstration Garden Summer Workshops
Keep the garden momentum going by attending our informative and hands-on workshop series. All classes held at the Master Gardener Demo Garden at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street in Corvallis Tomato tasting in the Benton County Floral Courtyard adjacent to the Demonstation Garden  (enter via south parking lot off of Reservoir Rd) Free!  No registration necessary.

Monday, Sep 12th 2016

Clackamas County Chapter Meeting: Sex on Six Legs - Gail Langellotto-Rhodaback, OSU Associate Professor, Urban and Community Horticulture Extension, and OSU Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator
Insects are capable of highly complex courting, mating and parenting behaviors, despite having a collection of neurons in place of a brain. Nuptial gifts, maternal care, male ornaments as honest advertisers of health and fitness, female choice and even traumatic insemination: insect sex is stranger than you could imagine! Gail earned a B.S. in Biology and M.S. & Ph.D. in Entomology, from the University of Maryland.  Since 2007, she has served as the statewide coordinator of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program.  She currently studies garden bees, but used to study spider cannibalism and planthopper sperm, among other topics. Gail is helping to develop a better research-based understanding of how to design and sustainably manage gardens and parks to maximize ecosystem services.  Her Extension and Outreach efforts are focused on communicating these and other research-backed management practices to home gardeners, commercial landscapers, and others. *MG education credit http://clackamascountymastergardeners.org/Lectures.html 

Wednesday, Sep 14th 2016

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Thursday, Sep 15th 2016

Backyard Composting
Showcase of various composting systems, how and why they work, with hands-on set up of a simple wire cylinder system.      *Qualifies for 1 hour of education/recertification credit.

Saturday, Sep 24th 2016

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Wednesday, Sep 28th 2016

OSU Benton County Master Gardeners at the Corvallis Farmers' Market

Friday, Sep 30th 2016

NWREC Public Farm Tours
Every last Friday of the month, from May through October, North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors. Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot. Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service. Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

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