New Class: HANDS-ON MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP
REGISTER ON-LINE HERE
DATE: Sunday, May 26, 2013 TIME: 12:3O-5 PM
Southern Oregon mycologist, Eric Cerecedes, will give a short lecture followed by a hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop during this 4 hour class. Topics will include the classes of mushrooms and their roles in both forest and agricultural landscapes, an introduction to the nutritional values of mushrooms, and an exploration of other potential uses for the farm and garden setting, including waste management and soil remediation. Additionally, attendees will learn to apply simple, low-tech methods of growing gourmet mushrooms in their back yard or on the kitchen counter-top. All participants will take home an Oyster mushroom grow bag ($25 value) which can produce two healthy flushes of fresh mushrooms. Cost of $25 includes all materials. Pre-registration is required. Limit of 50 participants.
New Class: "HUGELKULTUR" AN ANCIENT FORM OF RAISED BED GARDENING
DATE: Saturday, JUNE 1, 2013 TIME: 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM
CALL 541-776-7371 TO REGISTER
"Hugelkultur," an ancient form of raised bed gardening, is German for "mound planting." Bury rotting wood in the ground, mound it up with soil, compost and mulch, plant perennials (e.g. fruit and nut trees and berry bushes) and ground covers, and you have a huglekulture. It is water preserving, soil building, highly productive over time, self-supporting in a guild of mutually beneficial plants and is a great way to deal with woody debris without burning. Hugels may be the most resilient garden form against climate change. And, their productivity increases while their maintenance decreases over time. The instructor, Greg Marchesse, will provide a basic introduction to the technique, and explanatory materials. The class includes hands-on experience building one or more hugelkultur beds. Jackson County Extension Auditorium
Cost of $10. Pre-registration is required. Limit of 30 participants.
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April 1-October 31; 10 am-2 pm, Monday-Friday; 541-776-7371, ext.204
E-mail your questions : firstname.lastname@example.org (include photos if possible)
Stop in for free assistance with all garden questions or problems, including insect Identification. Call and leave a message any time at (541)776-7371 ext. 204.. Master Gardeners also host Plant Clinics at the Ashland Growers Market on Tuesdays and the Medford Growers Market on Thursdays during the growing season.
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To support sustainable community gardening efforts, the Jackson County Master Gardener Association will assist stablished or developing Community Gardens with grants up to $3,000. Application information is available at the Extension Office located at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point, or can be downloaded here. All submissions should be received no later than April 1, 2013. Monetary awards will be given to qualifying Community Gardens on April 10, 2013.
The 34th annual Jackson County Master Gardener SPRING FAIR will be held at the Jackson County Expo, Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5. Click here for more information.
You're invited to the largest plant event between San Francisco and Portland. Now more than ever, people are looking for cost effective ways to enjoy a wide variety of healthy plants, quality products, education, informational opportunities and we look forward to your attendance.
The Jackson County Master Gardener Association has published two Garden Guides to the Rogue Valley, Volume 1 - Vegetables, Berries & Melons and Volume 2 - Ornamental Trees and Shrubs. Click here to open a PDF of sample pages.
Both Garden Guides to the Rogue Valley may be purchased at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center or at many local area nurseries and book stores.
For application and more information about the Master Gardener Program contact:
Bob Reynolds, Urban Horticulture
Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road
Central Point OR 97502
phone: 541-776-7371 fax: 541-776-7373