2019 Pruning Class schedule announced.

Nicole Wells

We are happy to provide you with our 2019 Pruning Class Schedule. For the past 28 years the OSU Extension Service in Lane County has offered this training to home orchardists/gardeners, and the response has always been tremendous. Thousands of your fellow gardening enthusiasts have completed some or even all of the pruning classes and some have come back a second time to keep their pruning skills sharp! You are welcome to attend all of the classes, or you may prefer to select one or two. 

Classes are presented by trained OSU Master Gardeners™, or should we say Pruning Specialists! They are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you and want your class experience to be fun, as well as educational. You do not need to bring pruning tools (unless noted) to the classes, but you might want to bring your camera for pictures. We are a hardy bunch, so classes will be held rain, shine or snow, so dress accordingly. Some of these classes are held at private or commercial orchards/property sites, please observe parking restrictions and stay with your group. Our hosts thank you! Pre-registration is requested with OSU, or the designated agency if specified. If you have questions regarding classes or locations, or to pre-register, please call the OSU Extension Service - Lane County at 541-344-5859.

Classes held rain or shine!

Hands-on classes: Bring gloves & tools

January:

Date Class Location
Jan 5, Saturday,
10am-Noon
Pruning: Apples, Peaches and Blueberries Thistledown Farm, 91455 River Road, Junction City
January 10, Thursday,
9-11:30am
Pruning: Fruit Trees (Limited to 25 participants) Osprey Orchard, Florence (Directions will be provided upon registration)
January 12, Saturday,
10am-Noon
Pruning: Fruit Trees (Hands-on) Oak Hill School 86397 Eldon Schafer Dr., Eugene (take entrance to LCC closest to I-5 at light. Go up hill to gate on left. Parking lot is the first left after you turn into Oak Hill School gate)

January 15, Tuesday,
1-3pm

Pruning: Fruit Trees (Hands-on) GrassRoots Garden, 1465 Coburg Road, Eugene (Behind St. Thomas Episcopal Church)
January 18-20,
Time TBA
Pruning topic: TBD Good Earth Home Show, Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene
January 22, Tuesday,
10am-Noon

Pruning: Fruit Trees and Grapes (Indoor class)

Call Emerald Park to register 541-688-4052

Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene
January 24, Thursday,
2-4 pm

Pruning: Roses (Indoor class)

Call Willamalane to register 541-736-4444

Willamalane 215 West “C” Street, Springfield
January 26, Saturday,
10am-Noon
Pruning: Fruit Trees & Blueberries Urban Farm, University of Oregon (North of Campus, off Franklin Blvd, Park in Physical Plant Lot, meet in garden)

February: 

Date Class Location
February 2, Saturday,
10am-Noon
Pruning: Fruit Trees Clearwater Farm, 82139 Davisson Road, Creswell
February 5, Tuesday,
10am-Noon

Pruning: Roses (Indoor class)

Call Emerald Park to register 541-688-4052

Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene
February 9, Saturday,
10am-noon
Pruning: Fruit Trees (Hands-on) GrassRoots Garden, 1465 Coburg Road, Eugene (Behind St. Thomas Episcopal Church)
February 12, Tuesday,
7-8pm
Pruning: Fruit Trees (indoor class) Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Hwy, Veneta
February 13, Wednesday,
12:30-2pm
Pruning: Roses (Hands-on) Viking Sal Senior Center, 245 W. 5th Ave. Junction City
February 14, Thursday,
10am-Noon
Pruning: Roses (Hands-on) Owen Memorial Rose Garden, Eugene, N. Jefferson Street at the Willamette River
February 19, Tuesday,
1-3pm
Pruning: Fruit Trees (Hands-on) GrassRoots Garden, 1465 Coburg Road, Eugene (Behind St. Thomas Episcopal Church)
February 23, Saturday,
10am-Noon
Pruning: Pruning Old Roses Pioneer Cemetery, 18th & University St., University of Oregon
February 26, Tuesday,
10am-Noon
Pruning: Ornamentals Shrubs OSU Extension Service, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene (enter on 10th at the ramp)

March - May:

Date Class Location
March 7-10
Time TBD
Spring Home & Garden Show Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene
May 4, Saturday,
1-3pm
Pruning: Fruit thinning & sucker removal (Hands-on) GrassRoots Garden, 1465 Coburg Road, Eugene (Behind St. Thomas Episcopal Church)
May 7, Tuesday,
10am-Noon

Pruning: Rhododendrons (Indoor class)

Call Emerald Park to register 541-688-4052

Emerald Park, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene
May 9, Thursday,
2-4pm

Pruning: Rhododendrons (Indoor class)

Call Willamalane to register 541-736-4444

Willamalane 215 West “C” Street, Springfield. Indoor class.
May 14, Tuesday,
7-8 pm
Pruning: Rhododendrons (Indoor class) Fern Ridge Library, 88026 Territorial Hwy, Veneta