OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Washington County Master Gardener

Upcoming Events

 


 Tuesday ◊ June 21, 2016 ◊ 9:30 am – ~ 11:00 am

Planning and Planting for Year-Round Harvests

Presenter: Tim Lanfri

If you are interested in harvesting fresh vegetables every month of the year, this class is for you! Join Tim Lanfri to learn great planting techniques for growing food year round. Tim will discuss making a planting plan, timing your plantings, succession plantings, fall and winter growing techniques, and how to maximize your harvest without a greenhouse.

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 ◊ June 23, 2016 ◊ 10 am

Planning and Planting for Year-Round Harvests

Presenter: Tim Lanfri

If you are interested in harvesting fresh vegetables every month of the year, this class is for you! Join Tim Lanfri to learn great planting techniques for growing food year round. Tim will discuss making a planting plan, timing your plantings, succession plantings, fall and winter growing techniques, and how to maximize your harvest without a greenhouse.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map  Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

 

Tuesday ◊ June 28, 2016 ◊ 9:30 – 11 am

Container Gardening

Presenter: Jerry Anderson and Bridget Shaw

Tour the demonstration and see the container garden bed project, plus the many containers used throughout the garden.  The containers vary in size, shape, and what is planted in them.  We will discuss soils, fertilizers, drainage, and match recommended plant materials with appropriate sized containers.  ◊ 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.

 

July

Thursday ◊ July 21 2016 ◊ 10:00 – 11:00 am

Selecting and Using Herbs: Culinary and Other Uses *

Presenter: Judy Fenker

Master Gardener Judy Fenker will show and discuss herb selections, location and soil conditions for a bountiful and beautiful herb garden while describing culinary uses of herbs. ◊ 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.

Herb spiral 2014

August

Saturday ◊ August 20, 2016 ◊ 10:00 – 11:00 am

Dry Water-wise Gardening in the Northwest

Presenter: Carolyn Adams

A wide variety of landscape plants can thrive in the Willamette Valley’s climate with little or no supplemental water once they are established. Learn from Master Gardener Carolyn Adams about reducing the water needs of conventional garden plants and creating a low water garden.  ◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map  Free event, no registration needed, free parking.

Waterwise Gardening

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday ◊ August 23, 2016 ◊ 9:30 – 10:30 am

Improving Garden Soil *

Presenter: Pukhraj Deol, PhD

Building good garden soil is the foundation of a healthy and sustainable garden. Learn the tips and techniques of getting to know and improve your garden soil.  Attendees may wish to bring a soil sample from your garden for hands on fun soil testing by feel method. Pukhraj will also share research based, thrifty and environmentally friendly methods of improving your garden soil.  Note: Bringing soil sample is optional.  Make sure to remove the mulch and other organic matter from the surface before you collect the sample from your garden.

  ◊ 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.

 

September

Tuesday ◊ September 6, 2016 ◊ 7:15 pm

Topic: Herb n’ Homestead

Presenter: Cindy Shapton

With more and more people wanting to grow organic food and medicine in their backyards, knowledge of herbs is essential. From companion planting to compost tea to feeding chickens to seasoning dinner to insect bite relief, herbs are a gardener’s best friend. These amazing plants are at home in flower beds, vegetable gardens, rooftops and containers, making it easy for everyone to be able to grow and use fresh herbs no matter where you call home.
Cindy Shapton is a garden writer, speaker, herbalist, designer, Master Gardener and a contributing garden expert to Tractor Supply Company’s ‘Know How Central’. She is known as The Cracked Pot Gardener, the title of a column Cindy wrote for the Williamson Herald. Cindy writes articles for many magazines and is a regular contributor for State-by-State Gardening and The Tennessee Gardener.
She is the former owner of Hyssop Hill Herb Farm in Franklin, TN and the past president of the Williamson County Master Gardeners and founder of the Bloom n’ Garden Show, an annual lawn and garden show powered by the volunteer effort of Master Gardeners. Cindy is the author of The Cracked Pot Herb Book – Simple Ways to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Life.  Location:  First Baptist Church 5755 SW Erickson Ave, Beaverton, 97005.

Cindy Shapton

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: Hand-forged Garden Tools

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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