OSU Extension offers all-day garden workshop Feb. 28

January 16, 2004

CORVALLIS - Home gardeners with a little or a lot of experience can pick up practical pointers to make gardening easier at the annual "Insights into Gardening" workshop on Saturday, Feb. 28, at Oregon State University.

The day-long event, sponsored by the Benton County office of the OSU Extension Service and the Benton County Master Gardeners, will feature an array of gardening classes, demonstrations, displays and an on-site OSU bookstore from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a 10 percent discount on all books. The workshop will be held in OSU's LaSells Stewart Center. Registration is $15.

Those registered may enroll in three of the classes listed below. Class space is limited and registration is first-come, first-served. Registrants must choose one class in each of three sessions during the day:

At 9 a.m., the sessions include: "Edibles in the Landscape," "The Uncommon Rose," and "Garden Structures."

Sessions at 10:45 a.m. include "Four Season Gardening," "Berries You May Not Have Thought of Growing," and "Organic Soil, Plant Fertility and Disease Control."

At 1 p.m., sessions include "Raised Beds: Extending the Season," "All About Bulbs" and "What Went Wrong? Diagnosis in the Garden."

The Native Plant Society, The Audubon Society, the OSU Extension Service, and many local nurseries and educational groups will have informative displays up for the entire workshop. Displays will include information on bats, bees and butterflies, well water testing, bonsai trees, container gardening, civic beautification and tree raffle, wildlife stewardship and rock gardening.

Registration and further information is available on the web at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/. Or pick up a registration flyer at selected Benton County nurseries, garden suppliers, the Benton County Extension office in Corvallis (541-766-6750) or the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Author: Carol Savonen
Source: Julie Weiss