Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb 9th 2017

Polk County Master Gardener Meeting and Program
All are welcome to join the Polk County Master Gardeners on February 9, in Dallas. Our program will feature Paul Ries, OSU/ODF discussing how to recognize and prevent hazard trees in our yards, gardens and communities. The Chapter will hold its meeting following the presentation and break.   How to Recognize and Prevent Hazard Trees   Paul Ries teaches online urban forestry and arboriculture courses as a faculty member and extension specialist in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, and manages the statewide urban forestry program for the Oregon Department of Forestry. He has worked as a public information officer on wildfires, as a city forester in Cincinnati Ohio, and as executive director of a non-profit professional society. He holds BS and MS degrees in Natural Resources and has been an ISA Certified Arborist since 1988.  He has over 30 years of experience helping people understand tree risk and tree hazards. In this presentation, Paul will help us understand how to recognize and prevent hazard trees.  The trees around our homes and in our city landscapes are valuable assets providing a myriad of services like clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, and even increased property values. But if we don't keep our trees healthy, they can become liabilities and cause damage to people and property. In this session, you'll learn how to recognize when a tree is becoming hazardous, and how to prevent hazard trees from happening in the first place.   Public Welcome – Door Prizes  

Saturday, Feb 11th 2017

Insights into Gardening
What: Insights into Gardening is a day-long seminar hosted by Benton County Master Gardeners.  Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener, new to the area or an Oregon native, you will find plenty of practical, research-based ideas to make your gardening easier, more enjoyable, and more successful.  And . . . new this year!  A series of basic gardening classes appropriate for any gardeners but particularly for newbies.  (Check out the Gardening 101 strand in the program.) And More: 20+ garden-related exhibitors, raffle prizes, and on-site Grass Roots gardening book sales   Please join us for an educational and fun day!  Please check http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights for more details and registration information.  

Tuesday, Feb 14th 2017

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
Professor emeritus, Ross Penhallegon has more than 50 years of orchard management experience—come learn from the best! Classes will be held rain or shine, so dress weather appropriate. There will be an opportunity for a hands-on activity after the workshops, so bring your gloves and pruners. Please register for one of the following classes. To register by phone call 541-967-3871. You may register online at http://tinyurl.com/jj57qsv, or drop by the Benton or Linn County OSU Extension Service office  4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis (Benton) 33630 McFarland Rd, Tangent (Linn)

Thursday, Mar 2nd 2017

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Monday, Mar 6th 2017

BCMGA Board Meeting
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Monday, Apr 3rd 2017

BCMGA Board Meeting
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Thursday, Apr 6th 2017

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Monday, May 1st 2017

BCMGA Board Meeting
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

Thursday, May 4th 2017

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Saturday, May 6th 2017

Benton Co. Master Gardener Plant Sale
Please join us for the BCMGA Annual Plant Sale! Perennials, Natives, Veggies, Trees, Shrubs and lots more! All at amazing prices which will help fund your local Master Gardener programs. 

Thursday, Jun 1st 2017

CC Master Gardener Board Meeting

Monday, Jun 5th 2017

BCMGA Board Meeting
Benton County Master Gardener board meeting

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