A buzzy evening tonight

Desert Bees: Exploring the rich bee fauna of the arid southwest Lecturer: Olivia Messinger Carril (co-author of The Bee in Your Backyard) The Wild World of Bees Lectures July 9, 2020 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm PDT Registration One out of every four bee species in the...

Lifelong learning at your convenience

Metro Master Gardeners have teamed up with Lincoln County Master Gardeners and OSU Clackamas County Extension to host a series of webinars. Links to the first two are below and of course these would be eligible for continuing education. Thank You! Therapeutic...

Bored kids – 4H can help!

Enrollment closes on Friday 7/10 for our Summer Junior Master Gardener Classes for Level 1 (grades 2-3) and Level 2 (grades 4-7). This virtual opportunity will meet every Monday, July 13 – August 31st. Youth who participate in the 8-weeks will be provided with a...

A couple of helpful freebies from OSU

Grow your own tomatoes & tomatillos This publication is an extended revision of the previous edition. It describes how to grow tomatoes and tomatillos in the home garden. Topics include site and soil preparation, cultivar selection, propagation, planting and plant...

Permaculture again

From Tom Ellis, one of our MGs: Yesterday, KMUZ radio aired my interview with Andrew Millison, the Permaculture instructor at OSU, and he had some wonderful insights on the value of gardening and Permaculture during a pandemic. Here it is if you wish to share it with...

Happy Pollinator how-to

OSU has a new pollinator publication out that you might like. Wonderful information and helpful graphics. Like virtually all OSU publications, it’s free to read online or download to your own device. Just wondering – Would you find it helpful to have a...

Compost, anyone?

From the folks at Marion County: We’ve got just the thing:  An invitation to Backyard Composting Basics Our upcoming webinar will fill you in on all the basics of backyard composting while throwing in a few extra scraps about how the commercial folks handle it....

Follow the scientists….

From the Garden Ecology Lab:  “We’re launching four NEW garden-based research projects this summer, including studies on garden microbes, bucket gardens, pollinators on native plants and native cultivars, and how breeding for plant sterility affects...

Water critters

City of Salem, Oregon Public Works Water Macroinvertebrates, commonly called macros, are water “bugs” that are large enough to see with our eyes and have no spines. They are important to stream diversity. Macros come in various types including water mites, aquatic...