Washington County Extension

1815 NW 169th Place, Suite 1000
Beaverton, OR 97006
United States

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Currently closed

Office fax

Washington County Extension

ASK A MASTER GARDENER

Phone: 503-821-1150, Option 2

Email:  mastergardener.wc@oregonstate.edu

 

 

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Welcome to the new OSU Extension website

OSU Extension has been serving Oregon for more than 100 years, and our previous website launched in 2011. It was time for an upgrade! Click the title of this announcement to read more about the upgrade and share your feedback.

The Extension Service is here to serve the Citizens of Washington County, providing knowledge from universities nationwide. With objective researched-based information our commitment is to the families, youths, schools, agricultural producers, foresters and governments residing in Washington County.

 

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Community Garden at Five Oaks school, next door

Upcoming Events

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Washington County Extension Event

Mon, Jun 18, 2018 12:00 pm - Fri, Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm
FREE Summer Lunch Program for kids ages 1- 18!

Blueberry Selection and Care- In the Garden Series*

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Fri, Jul 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Blueberries are fun and relatively easy to grow in our area. Learn about varieties, how to care for blueberries, harvesting, monitoring for problems and how to address them.

*Indicates 1-hour Master Gardener continuing education credit.

Washington County Neighbor to Neighbor Woods Tour

Event

Sat, Jul 21, 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
A tour of a family owned woodland open to all.

Washington County Fair - Day 1

Washington County 4-H Event

Thu, Jul 26, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!

Washington County Fair - Day 2

Washington County 4-H Event

Fri, Jul 27, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!

Washington County Fair - Day 3

Washington County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 28, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!

Washington County Fair - Day 4

Washington County 4-H Event

Sun, Jul 29, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!
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From the Bud to Bin: Vineyard Management Effects on Yield

Event

Wed, Aug 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This workshop will provide you with information about bud fruitfulness, how it is formed, and what effects vineyard practices such as pruning method (cane vs. spur), vigor level, and N fertilization have on yield potential and yield at harvest. Field visit in the McMinnville area included.

Seeds: Sowing/Harvesting/Saving- In the Garden Series*

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Sat, Sep 15, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join OSU Master Gardener, Sarah Gramm Wolf, to learn what the seed packets don’t tell you when planting seeds; heirloom varieties and seed harvesting (when to harvest, how to clean the seeds); seed saving (storage conditions); and do-it-yourself viability testing before planting your saved seeds. Pioneers brought their saved seeds with them when they crossed the Oregon Trail ... the tiny, mighty seed!

*Indicates 1-hour Master Gardener continuing education credit.

Learning Garden Open House- In the Garden Series*

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Sat, Sep 15, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tour the Master Gardener Learning Garden and FREE workshops held onsite.
*Asterisk indicates Master Gardener continuing education credit.

Winterize: Putting your Garden to Bed- In the Garden Series*

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Sat, Sep 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fall signals the coming of our winter months and the time to prepare the garden for cooler, wetter days. Join OSU Master Gardener, Sue Ryburn to learn about steps to protect your plants, take advantage of the indoors for some garden tasks, prepare for spring and also support the ecosystem in your garden.

*Asterisk indicates 1-hour Master Gardener continuing education credit.

Creating a Hellstrip Garden - From Sod 2 Super!- In the Garden Series*

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Sat, Sep 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Want to reclaim an under-used portion of your yard? Curious about the term "Hellstrip" and if you have one?  This session answers these questions and more. Come learn about site preparation, plant selection and design, planting techniques, water concerns, and maintenance for hellstrips.  If possible, we will have some hands-on activities in the garden.

*Asterisk indicates Master Gardener continuing education credit.

Fascinating Plants Across the Globe- WCMGA Chapter Speakers

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Tue, Nov 6, 6:50 pm - 7:50 pm
Seth Menser was Horticulture Supervisor at the San Diego Zoo, and will give a presentation on the various projects he worked on, highlighting in photography some of the incredible plants he has seen along the way. The countries covered in this presentation include Australia, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, France, New Caledonia, and New Zealand.

Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning- In the Garden Series

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Sat, Dec 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This presentation by OSU Master Gardener, Ron Spendal is a hands-on workshop showing how to extract, clean, and store mason bee cocoons.

WCMGA Plant Sale

Metro area Master Gardener Event

Sun, Apr 28, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Hundreds of annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, and more! We will have a Master Gardener table, so bring your garden questions! Master gardeners also will be available to describe the plants and help with plant selection and care.
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