Spring into Gardening Conference 2019

McMinnville Community Center

McMinnville Community Center

600 Northeast Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
United States

Sat, Mar 16, 2019 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Contact name
Jade Wilson
Contact phone

2019 Spring into Gardening Conference

The Spring into Gardening Conference is an annual one day conference presented by the Yamhill County Master Gardener Association and OSU Yamhill County Extension Master Gardener Program. This is an all day conference that provides members of the public educational gardening classes ranging in subject matter. Proceeds from this event help fund continuing education opportunities for Yamhill County residents as well as college scholarships for Yamhill County High School seniors. Below is the list of Speakers and Topics for the 2019 Conference:

  • Slug Hunting: Know Your Enemy - Claudia Groth, Clackamas County Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Native Plants and Pollinators - Aaron Anderson, OSU Graduate Research Student
  • Introduction to Permaculture - Andrew Millison, OSU Department of Horticulture
  • Climate Change in the Willamette Valley - Edwin Squiers, PhD Botany
  • Organic Pesticides - Kaci Buhl, OSU Associate Professor
  • Managing Clay Soils - Linda Brewer, OSU Faculty Research Assistant, Agricultural Sciences
  • Bonsai - Gardening w/Living Art - Keith Wingfield, Yamhill County Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Do you Need a Soil Test for Your Garden - If so, Now What? - Anna Ashby, Yamhill County Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Irrigation - Jeff Cope, Homer Grown Gardens
  • Knee Deep in Weeds - Chip Bubl, OSU Extension Service, Associate Professor
  • It is Time to Take On Invasive Pests - Joshua Vlach, Entomologist for Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
  • Grow Awesome Fruit Trees - Joseph Postman, USDA-ARS, National Clonal Germplasm Repository


Regular Registration: $25 per person

Master Gardener Volunteer Registration: $20 per person

Student - with ID: $15 per person

Walk-in day of event: $30 per person

Note: A lunch is included in the registration fee. Snacks and beverages will also be available during all of the breaks.

To Register: Please visit the link below or the Yamhill County Master Gardener Association website.

For questions or to receive more information about the conference, please contact Yamhill County Extension, 503-434-7517 or Jade Wilson.