Deschutes County Extension

3893 SW Airport Way
Redmond, OR 97756
United States

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The Oregon State University Extension Service in Deschutes County provides research-based, objective information to help people solve problems, develop leadership, and manage resources wisely.

Extension staff in Deschutes County offer programs and assistance in Horticulture, Forestry & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Family and Community Development, and Nutrition Education. In addition, regional Extension Staff offer programs in Pasture & Forage Management, Livestock & Range Management, and Specialty Crops.

Extension staff and over 500 volunteers personally assist Deschutes County and Central Oregon residents through meetings, workshops, short courses, tours, publications, and demonstrations.

Upcoming Events

Canning Tomatoes Safely

Deschutes County Extension Event

Thu, Aug 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
If you have tomatoes from your garden, a local farmer or produce stand, you may want to learn how to can tomatoes to enjoy later in the year. Veteran canners may be interested in updating techniques for food safety and best quality. If you are, come join a public workshop at the OSU Extension Service office in Redmond.

Open Garden- Hollinshead Community Garden

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Aug 18, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardener volunteers for an Open Garden at Hollinshead Community Garden.

Start Fermenting Vegetables and Fruits

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fermented vegetables and fruits have regained popularity as a pickled product. Unlike quick pickling, fermented foods take time to develop the flavor and texture. It is worth the wait though, for pickle enthusiasts!

Canning Safe Salsa

Deschutes County Extension Event

Thu, Aug 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salsas made from vegetables and fruits add exciting flavors to your meals or snacks. Have fun learning how to make two versions of America's favorite condiment for your pantry shelf with safe canning techniques

Freezing Your Harvest

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Freezing the extra food from farmer’s markets, you-picks at farms or orchards, seasonal sales at the grocery store or your own garden’s bounty can be easy and rewarding. When you prepare and freeze food for quick recipe assembly or ready-to-eat meals, your freezer becomes the source for your homemade “fast food.”

Pasture Management Workshop

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Aug 28, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Are you interested in learning more about pastures and how to manage them? Join local OSU Extension agents for a free interactive class on pasture and forage management.

Open Garden at Northwest Crossing Community Garden

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Sep 1, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardener volunteers for an Open House at Northwest Crossing Community Garden.

Garden Learning Curve

Deschutes County Extension Event

Sat, Sep 15, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free garden class taught by OSU Master Gardener volunteers

Small Steps to Health and Wealth with Cooking Classes

Deschutes County Extension Event

Tue, Oct 2, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
RSVP by September 4th by calling 541-548-6088. Classes are Tuesday evenings, starting on October 2nd, from 5:30-8:30 pm
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