Join us for upcoming workshops & events.

Workshops sorted by Date
Workshops sorted by Topic

Jan
13
Sat
Pruning Grapes
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Learn how to prune and train grape vines onto trellis forms. Six different trellis forms will be demonstrated. The grapes in the Marion Demonstration Garden are in year 2 of the plot makeover.

Scion Wood Gathering
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn how to select, cut and store fruit tree scions. The scions will then be used for grafting onto certified disease resistant root stock at a spring grafting workshop.

Jan
16
Tue
Scion Wood Gathering at Bauman Farm
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn how to select, cut and store fruit tree scions for grafting in early spring.

Jan
19
Fri
Designing and Equipping Your Home Greenhouse
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Gail Gredler and learn how to set up a home greenhouse system that meets your needs.

Learn about:

• the various styles of greenhouses,

• where to locate your greenhouse on your property,

• greenhouse foundations, framing, glazing and benches, … and

• small greenhouse heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

Jan
27
Sat
Introduction to Landscaping with Native Plants
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Unitarian Universalist Church is located at the SE corner of Center St and Cordon Rd.

Elizabeth Powers, founder of Garden Angels Landscape Design and Consulting will cover basic landscape design principles using native plants and other hardy plants in your garden. She will focus on plants that are easiest for home gardeners to care for. Attendees will learn about common design uses, soil and exposure needs of the plants discussed in the workshop.

Pruning Grapes
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Learn basic grape pruning techniques and how to:
• train vines onto trellis forms.
• restore overgrown vines.
• increase productivity.
• manage grapes to get optimum yield.

Pruning Grapes
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn basic grape pruning techniques and how to:
• train vines onto trellis forms.
• restore overgrown vines.
• increase productivity.
• manage grapes to get optimum yield.

Feb
3
Sat
Fruit Tree Pruning Basics
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join OSU Master Gardener, Michael Johnson, to learn how to: invigorate a fruit tree, prevent damage to branches, ensure sunlight reaches all parts of the tree, and reduce disease and insect damage.

Bring pruners and gloves if you want to practice. The workshop will be held rain or shine so dress for the weather.

Pruning Blueberries
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn how to:

  • prune and care for your blueberries
  • prepare a planting bed,
  • fertilize and when to fertilize, and
  • select blueberry varieties
Feb
10
Sat
Pruning Overgrown Fruit Trees
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Park on Arabian Ave SE

Learn how to shorten the height and prune branches of overgrown/too tall fruit trees to maintain good fruit production.

 

MCMGA offers a variety of interesting workshops and events to help home gardeners gain new research-based knowledge and skills.

Programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified. Pre-registration is required. Just follow the directions for registration on the description of the workshop.

Most workshops are held at the Marion Demonstration Garden located at 3180 Center St. in Salem. Some workshops are held at other sites in the community or at the Marion County Health and Services building.

If you or a family member will need accommodations for a disability to participate in one or more of our programs, please contact Donita Godwin at 503-373- 3775, two weeks prior to the scheduled program.

To keep informed about upcoming programs be sure to subscribe to our email list and follow us on facebook.

Questions? Call the MCMGA Office Clinic Help Desk at 503-373- 3770 or email us.

Let's Garden

Marion County Master Gardeners™ are trained certified volunteers who promote the joy and science of home gardening in our community. We answer questions, teach workshops, provide speakers, maintain a demonstration garden, and connect home gardeners to the information they need. The Master Gardener program is sponsored by OSU Extension.