OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Washington County Master Gardener

Upcoming Events

 

 

September

Tuesday ◊ September 6, 2016 ◊ 7:15 pm

Topic: Culinary Herbs

Presenter: Bob Falconer

Bob Falconer has been working in the fields of horticulture and agriculture for over 50 years.  For the past three years he has been an OSU Seed Analyst Field Research Technician for Washington, Polk and Yamhill Counties.  Since becoming an OSU Master Gardener in 2009, he has been deeply involved in the Washington County Master Gardener program.  A few of his contributions include serving as Chapter President, serving as Question Monitor on “Ask an Expert” –  a program which he helped launch, and in the Speakers Guild.  He is also an OSU Master Beekeeper.  Bob will talk about:

  • Growing herbs and the culinary uses of herbs in different cultures.
  • The essential oils in herbs and how to use these oils in home cooking.
  • Using herbs to attract pollinators and as fertilizer.

Location:  First Baptist Church 5755 SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, 97005.

 Sept_Falconer

 

Thursday ◊ Sep. 15, 2016 ◊ 10:00 – 11:00 am

Backyard Composting *

Presenter: Deb Jones

Master Gardener Deb Jones will showcase various composting systems, how and why they work, with hands-on set up of a simple wire cylinder system. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the second entrance (Camp Rivendale) on Grabhorn Road and park there. Walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Simplifying Compost

 

Tuesday ◊ Oct. 4, 2016 ◊ 7:15 pm

Topic: The Ergonomics of Garden work: How to dig, hoe and cultivate without trashing your body.

Presenter: Bob Denman

Red Pig hand forges garden tools in their shop in Boring, Oregon the old-fashioned way, with steel, fire, an anvil and hard work.  They craft an impressive range of tools, including rakes, dibbles, hoes, trowels and saws.  Need help getting rid of weeds?  Red Pig offers over a dozen tools for weeding alone. First Baptist Church 5755 SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, 97005.

 

Tuesday ◊ Oct. 4, 2016 ◊ 9:30 am – ~ 11:00 am

Perennials Divide & Conquer

Presenter: Jane Miller & Cindy Muir

This is the best way to make room for more plants, and be a sharing hero.  If you have any doubts about how, when, and which to divide, come and watch a hands-on demonstration by Master Gardener experts, Jane Miller and Cindy Muir . Bring your own overgrown clump and we’ll lead you through the division process.

In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map . Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Thursday ◊ Oct 6 2016 ◊ 10:00 – 11:00 am

Deer Resistant Gardening

Presenter: Ardis Schroeder

Which plants won’t get munched by those pesky deer? Master Gardener Ardis Schroeder will help you learn plant selection, location, and other techniques for making your garden less vulnerable to our hungry deer friends. ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map   Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Tuesday ◊ October 11, 2016 ◊ 9:30 am – ~ 11:00 am

Geranium Cuttings for Propagation

Presenter: Daisey Parquet

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own “old” geraniums to this seminar. Daisey Parquet will take cuttings and teach you how to maintain them over winter.

In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map . Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

 

Tuesday ◊ Nov. 1, 2016 ◊ 7:15 pm

Topic: The Power of Plants: The Roles of Plants in Watershed Restoration *

Presenter: April Olbrich

April Olbrich has been the Coordinator of the Tualatin River Watershed Council since 2003. The Watershed Council plans, develops and implements projects to maintain and restore the biological and physical process in watersheds for the sustainability of the communities.  First Baptist Church 5755 SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, 97005.

 

Tuesday ◊ November 8, 2016 ◊ 9:30 am – ~ 11:00 am

Fall Rose Pruning

Presenter: Bill Klug

Come learn about rose pruning with Bill Klug.  We will prune the 32 roses at the demonstration garden. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own pruning tools and gloves. Pruning tools will be sharpened for you.

In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map . Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Fall Rose Pruning

Tuesday ◊ November 15, 2016 ◊ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Winter Dahlia Care

Presenter: Bob Campbell

Learn how to dig, divide and store dahlias for the winter to ensure healthy spring tubers from Bob Campbell. Bring gloves and dig up dahlia tubers for division.

In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map . Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Tuesday ◊ Nov. 29, 2016 ◊ 9:30 am – ~ 11:00 am

Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning Workshop  *

Presenter: Ron Spendal

Ron Spendal will give a presentation of the sand cleaning process. Participants are encouraged to bring their mason bee nests and/or cocoons to be cleaned. Additionally, participants will be able to clean and keep cocoons provided by the Master Gardeners.

In the Garden Series ◊ Demonstration Garden at the Washington County Fair Complex NE 28th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124  Map . Go west on Cornell Road after the main entrance, turn left onto NE 25th, and make a sharp left turn onto NE 28th. Enter the fairgrounds at the Fairplex Clover Leaf entrance. The Garden is on the left. Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

 

Tuesday ◊ Dec. 6, 2016 ◊ 7:15 pm

Topic: Growing & Hybridizing Irises

Presenter: Steve Schreiner

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, cultivate 200 acres of Iris and is the largest grower of Iris in the United States.  It has been family owned and operated for nearly four generations.   The American Iris Society has awarded Schreiner’s Iris Garden the Dykes Memorial Medal (its highest award) eleven times. They have also won many other national and international awards.First Baptist Church 5755 SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, 97005.

 

* Class is approved for MG Education Credit

 

 


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1815 NW 169th Place, #1000
Beaverton, OR 97006

Phone: 503-821-1150 ext.2

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