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Raised Bed Gardening: Tips and Tricks

Apr 11, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by Apr 8, 2024 to Catalina Santamaria : [email protected] or 503-655-8631

Raised beds are a viable way to increase crop production through greater, earlier warmth in the growing beds. Whether starting beds from scratch or improving yields in existing garden space, take time to consider options such as cold frames, trellises, watering systems, and crop protection during cold weather or prolonged drought, to maximize benefits.

The class will review the pros and cons of framed and unframed raised beds, material choices, tips for construction and continued maintenance. It will also discuss how to get the most out of growing vegetables in raised beds.

This free class requires advanced registration. Even if you can’t attend live, go ahead and register. A recording link will be sent two days after. Register at

Our speaker, Priscilla Robinson, is an Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener who teaches for the award-winning 10-Minute University™ Program. She gained extensive experience with gardening in raised beds when she downsized to a townhouse. Priscilla gardens in a community garden plot and actively participates in “Grow an Extra Row”, a program of the Clackamas County Master Gardener Association. Team members annually grow and donate several thousand pounds of fresh produce to food banks.

*Counts as one hour metro area Master Gardener continuing garden education credit.

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