June-Aug 2018 SOREC-Classes-Jackson County Extension

Sat.. June 9  Scott Goode, Master Gardener/Land Steward

Farmscaping with Hugelkultur -  In this hands-on presentation, we will explore the design elements of integrating a hügelkultur installation with a beetle bank and snake habitat. This example of stacking farmscape functions incorporates permaculture, carbon sequestration, and regenerative farmscaping principles. Hügelkultur is an old German concept. The word means “hill-culture.” Wood is buried under topsoil (either in a hole or right on the ground) and as it breaks down, it holds lots of moisture and provides sustained nutrients for plant growth. Lunch will be provided. Wear work clothes and gloves, if you would like the hands-on experience of building this project. Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses Deadline June 6th.
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Cost: $25

Sat. June 16  Certified Master Food Preservers

MINISERIES: Day 3 (Freezing + Dehydration) - Join us for 3 information packed classes on food preservation. The first 2 classes are hands-on at a cost of $30. The third class is information only at a cost of $20. Freezing + Dehydration – Learn how to dehydrate and freeze your garden’s summer bounty for year-round enjoyment. Dehydrate fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables, make your own jerky, even dehydrate entire meals that you can take along while backpackingRegister online at http://bit.ly/JacksonFoodPreservationClasses
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: $20

Tues., June 19  Maude Powell, Small Farms Program

Weed Management -  This class has been Canceled! The first step to conquering weeds is learning to identify them. A management plan can then be formulated using an integrated weed program. Register at: http://bit.ly/JacksonMGWorkshops. NOTE: There is a $5 discount if paid in advance on-line.
6:00--8:00 pm
Cost: $10 $15 at the door

Sun., June 24  Ruby Blume, Land Steward

Botanize! (LS) - This class is a non-technical introduction to plant identification. It focuses on a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of plants, and all that they offer us. We’ll learn about the parts of plants and how they can be used to easily identify common plant families. Ruby will teach us how to use field guides and a dichotomous key. Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses.
1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $15 Cpl $25

Sat., June 30  Susan Schoenian, American Copnsortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Sustainable Integrated Parasite Management (IPM) In Small Ruminants - Gastrointestinal parasites in sheep and goats are becoming increasingly resistant to available commercial dewormers. Parasite loads reduce performance and can lead to animal death. Infected animals sold may spread parasites to other pastures. This one-day program will teach sustainable integrated tools: 1) Managed grazing; 2) FAMAHA; 3) 5-point checks; 4) Fecal egg counts; 5) Body condition scoring; 6) Condensed tannin feeds; 7) Nutritional management; 8) Culling/selection and 9) Copper-oxide wire particles. Register at: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms Ask about the Expanded Option: a Full program including the June 30 class that offers savings and mentoring through 2018. A limited number of spots are available. Read more at http://bit.ly/SmallFarmsClasses
9:00 am-4:30 pm
Cost: $45

Thurs., July 12  Christina Bixel, Master Gardener

Cool Season Vegetables - This class will address the best varieties and optimum planting times for fall and overwintering vegetables along with simple ways to create a year-round harvest. Register at: http://bit.ly/JacksonMGWorkshops. NOTE: There is a $5 discount if paid in advance on-line.
5:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $10 $15 at the door


Thurs., July 19 - This class is full!

Creating Native Landscapes - This informal presentation will include a site tour & presentation of how Kim implemented her OSU Land Steward Management Plan in 2014. Topics will include noxious weed management, cultivation of native meadow flowers, and restoration of native shrubs in a riparian habitat. Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses
9:00-10:30 am
Cost: $15 Cpl $25

Fri., July 20  Rebecca Slosberg & Josh Labombard

Natural Swimming Pool Tour  This class is full!  (LS) - Visit and learn about a "swimming pond". Instead of using chemicals to clean the water, natural pools use plants as filters. These swimming pools strive to create a pond ecosystem to keep the water clean and provide habitat for macroinvertebrates and frogs. Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses
9:00-10:30 am
Cost: $15 Cpl $25

Tues. July 31  Brian Barr RRWC and Rachel Werling, OSU

Takelma Gorge Hike (LS) - A scenic 3.2 mi. hike. Learn about river ecology, and the fish and plants along the way. The trail starts in lovely old growth western white pine forest and follows up the Rogue River. We'll turn around at the stunning Takelma Gorge. Cost includes RRWC membership. Call RRWC to register: 541-423-6186. Please do not call Extension to register!
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Cost: $25

Tues. August 14  Stan Dean

Oak Woodlands - In this presentation, Stan Dean will share his experiences of managing 160 acres of oak woodland with the goal of preserving good habitat for plants and animals. Stan will teach the class from the perspective on an amateur naturalist. Topics will include: variation in habitat configurations with respect to density, age class, and types of oak (black, white, Brewer’s). He will discuss the associations of oaks with other species of trees, shrubs and grasses, wildlife, mistletoe, and his management strategies to reach his goals of habitat improvement. The presentation will include many photos. Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses
9:00-10:30 am
Cost: $15 Cpl $25

Thurs., Aug. 23  Scott Goode, Master Gardener

Preparing Your Soil for Winter- Learn how to use techniques like cover crops, mulches, and tarping to turn winter and early spring into productive periods in your garden calendar. Using nitrogen fixing winter crops and soil biology to work for you, will save you time and money come planting time next spring. Register at: http://bit.ly/JacksonMGWorkshops.
6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $10 $15 at the door
Updated 5/2/2018