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Amy Jo Detweiler is the community horticulturist for OSU Extension in Central Oregon(Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties). She has been in this position since 1999 and manages the local OSU Master Gardener program for this region and also provides education for green industry professionals.  She provides outreach and education for backyard gardeners focusing on sustainable gardening practices, water-wise gardening, fire-wise landscaping, and backyard food production with an emphasis on gardening in the High Desert.  

Content by Amy Jo Detweiler

Buzzing and Beautiful: Designing Pollinator Gardens with OSU Extension

A recording of a webinar touring through two new OSU guides to help you garden for pollinators and then ask questions of all the authors. We covered everything from what shrubs to plant, how to use mason bees, shrubs and...

Signe Danler, Andony Melathopoulos, Neil Bell, Amy Jo Detweiler, Nicole Sanchez, Heather Stoven | Jun 2020 | Video

Growing wildflowers in Central Oregon

Learn how to grow wildflowers in Central Oregon, including choosing and preparing a site, planting and seeding rate, best times of year to do it, and application rate. Also includes a list of wildflowers that thrive in Central Oregon.

Amy Jo Detweiler | Mar 2020 | Article

Turfgrass maintenance calendar for Central Oregon

This calendar is offered as a general guide to know when and how to manage a lawn in Central Oregon

Amy Jo Detweiler, Tom Cook, John Whisler, David Wienke | Jun 2002 | Article

Are all Milkweeds dangerous to livestock?

Q: We’re having a discussion about milkweed in our gardening group in South Deschutes. A member is concerned about us growing Milkweed for Monarchs as she fears it is fatal to cattle and sheep and will spread. True? And does this apply to all milkweed?

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