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2023 Spring Into Gardening- Registration Closed

Phoenix Charter School

3131 NE Diamond Lake
Roseburg, OR 97470
United States

Mar 11, 2023


Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Mar 7, 2023 to Logan Bennett: [email protected] or 541-236-3015

$25.00 for 1 or more classes

Registration deadline Tuesdayy, March 7, 2023
Registration will be complete with payment
Cancellation policy: No refunds.
The registered participant may invite another person to substitute in their place. Please notify us at 541-672-4461.

Registration: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Keynote: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Small Farms and Agriculture in Douglas County: Logan Bennett, OSU Extension Small Farms Program

Oregon is a farm country. With over 37,000 farms in the state and 225 crops grown, Oregon specializes in niche markets. Our soils and topography provide us with a unique environment that makes Oregon perfect for crops such as wine grapes, hazelnuts, blueberries, and vegetables. Douglas County is no exception to this. Our county grows several specialty crops and has farms ranging from 1 acre to 100s acres. With a 41% rural population, many residents are involved in agriculture. What challenges do they face, and what does someone need to consider before starting a farm?

Session 1: 10:30 am - 11:45 am

A. Veggies 101: Jim Leet, Umpqua Valley vegetable farmer.

Learn about the basics of growing an assortment of vegetables in the Umpqua Valley.

B. All about irises: Jack Finney, Douglas County Master Gardener

This presentation will provide an overview of the various kinds of irises, as well as, specifics about growing bearded irises in the Pacific Northwest.

C. Backyard permaculture: Geoff Puryear, Nursery Manager

This presentation is an introduction to sustainable permaculture techniques and practices that the home gardener can use to increase harvests and lessen physical labor while benefiting the ecosystem.

LUNCH 11:45 am to 12:45 pm Brown bag lunch-Bring your own

Session 2: 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

D. Food gardening on a budget: How to produce maximum nutrition at minimal cost: Scott McKain, Douglas County Master Gardener

This presentation will discuss the principles of developing fertile soil, garden management, and sources for seeds and fertilizer. There will be many practical tips for gardening every month of the year.

E. Help! I killed my succulent! What am I doing wrong? : Ann Severson, Douglas County Master Gardener

This class will cover propagation techniques, which succulents are house plants and which can be grown outdoors, growing requirements, and more.

F. Honey bees in your garden: Cynthia Moyer, Douglas County Master Gardener and Beekeeper

Learn about the history of honeybees in North America, what they need to survive, and the many benefits they contribute to the garden.

Session 3: 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

G. Growing garlic, onions, shallots, and leeks Umpqua Valley: Bruce Gravens, Douglas County Master Gardener

Learn how to grow and care for garlic, onions, shallots, and leeks from seed to harvest.

H. Secrets of growing beautiful lilies anywhere: Kenn Parry, Douglas County Master Gardener, owner of the specialized Lily Farm

This presentation will cover types of lilies, how to plant, grow and care for lilies, and more.

I. Growing and caring for fruits and berries in the home garden: Logan Bennett, OSU Extension Small Farms Program

This presentation will discuss the basic techniques for growing and caring for various fruits and berries from planting to harvest.

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