Free is a very good price!

Looked at the weather forecast yet? It’s due to get warmer next week, possibly even our first day at 70. If you’ve been thinking about getting veggies started, you may want to check into OSU’s Vegetable Gardening online class. It’s self-paced,...

Are you up for a challenge?

Marion County is partnering with organizations across the Mid-Willamette Valley to provide our community with Earth-related activities, challenges, and resources that you can complete from the safety of your home. From creating a color wheel to making a hat for your...

Online gardening educational resources

From the gardening educators’ list: Captain Planet Foundation Learning from Home Resources (all ages )  Captain Planet Foundation has recommended resources related to outdoor exploration, STEm and food for learning at home. Filter by grade band, topic, and type...

Six legs? Eight legs? What is it anyway?

I admit it – critters with more than four legs have not always been my favorites. But in the last 12 years, I’ve come to not only appreciate their contributions, but to find them downright intriguing. (Thank you, bug ladies!!!) Now is a good opportunity to...

Don’t be jumping the gun!

A reminder from the OSU veggie gurus – Don’t plant too soon. Seeds make baby plants, and not all babies thrive when they’re cold. Next time you’re near a nursery or garden center, think about investing in a soil thermometer – one of your...

Gardening isn’t cancelled!

Shared by a 2020 MG trainee, via our county horticulturist: As most of you know, Master Gardeners don’t make commercial recommendations. However, we do understand that it can be hard to maintain social distance and still find the things you want for your garden....