OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Washington County Master Gardener

Upcoming Events

 

For a list of all In the Garden Series events click here: IGS 2018 Schedule (PDF)

For a list of all the chapter meeting speaker topics click here: 2018 Chapter Meeting Speakers (PDF)

2019 Schedule

Tuesday ◊ January 8, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: Drought and Climate Change

Presenter: Weston Miller, OSU Ext. Community & Urban Horticultural Manager

This talk will provide an update for the public and Master Gardeners in the Metro area about new findings for urban gardeners affected by climate change.

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Tuesday ◊ February 5, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: How Gardeners Can Help Save the World

Presenter: Jane Hartline, Founder-Sauvie Island Habitat Partnership

Jane Hartline strongly believes gardeners can save the world! She describes her work to restore Sauvie Island, and will offer ideas from her work. The partnership of volunteers, landowners, public agencies, and non-profit organizations has gone beyond ivy removal to plantings that restore grasslands, habitats for rare aquatic plants, place osprey nesting platforms, and more.

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

 

Saturday ◊ February 9, 2019 ◊ 10:00 AM -noon

Topic:  Drip Irrigation-How, What, When, Where, Why and YOU!

Presenter: Susan Albright, Master Gardener and Patrick Koebel, Owner NW Irrigation Contractors LLC

 

Thinking about drip irrigation but not sure where to start? Well, here’s the answer. In this session we’ll cover the following: drip vs. overhead watering; how to convert an existing system from overhead to drip; determining water needs for your site’s size, light conditions, soil and plants ; installation options; resources for information and supplies; tour of irrigation system at WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek (weather permitting): hands-on activity with take-home sample plus ample time for questions.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at Rockcreek Garden ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Workroom. Enter from Springville Rd, follow past Building  9 and continue straight on the gravel road to Building 4.  Map.  Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Event is held, rain or shine.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Thursday ◊ February 14, 2019 ◊ 10:00 AM

Topic: Attracting Bees, Butterflies, Birds…

Presenter:  Kassia Rudd, Washington County Programs Coordinator, Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom

This hands-on session will prepare you to incorporate wildlife friendly plants and features into your yard. Already gardening for wildlife? We have something for you too—this session will end with an overview of citizen science opportunities for wildlife gardeners. Whether you are a pollinator fan, or nuts about birds, this session has something for you. Adults and interested teens.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Saturday ◊ February 23, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic: Mason Bees 101

Presenter: Ron Spendal, Master Gardener 

Addresses the biology, behavior and natural history of the Mason Bee.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Classroom. Map (southwest corner). Enter from Springville Rd, drive past Building 9 and Parking Lot E to first stop sign, continue straight on gravel road to Building 4. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

 

Saturday ◊ March 2, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic: Pruning Blueberries 101

Presenters: Cindy Muir and Sue Ryburn, Master Gardeners

Blueberries are relatively easy and fun to grow. Learn about proper pruning techniques, including some hands-on opportunity to prune. Bring your own hand pruners and garden gloves.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rockcreek Garden ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. PCC Rock Creek Education Garden. Map. Enter from Springville Rd, drive past Building 9 and park in Parking Lot E.  PCC Rock Creek Education Garden is located across the street from Building 9. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.   Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

 

Tuesday ◊ March 5, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: Environmental Impact on Wildfires: the Eagle Creek Story

Presenter: John Bailey, PhD

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

 

Thursday ◊ March 14, 2019 ◊ 10:00 AM

Topic: Pruning Ornamentals in the Home Garden

Presenter: Sandy Japely, Master Gardener

Hydrangeas, lilacs, small trees, more. Proper pruning greatly improves a plant’s appearance and health. Learn the basics of pruning small ornamental trees, shrubs, grasses; how much and when to prune, tools to use. Class does NOT cover pruning of fruit trees.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

 

Saturday ◊ March 23, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic: Raising Mason Bees

Presenter: Ron Spendal, Master Gardener

Focuses on the environmental needs of the mason bees, nesting behaviors of mason bees, nesting and housing devices attractive to mason bees.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Classroom. Map Enter campus from Springville Rd, follow road past Building 9 and Past Parking Lot E. At stop sign continue straight onto gravel road to Building 4. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.

Thursday ◊ March 28, 2019 ◊ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Topic: Gardening with Kids

Presenter:  Kassia Rudd, Washington County Programs Coordinator, Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom

Come learn what plants need to grow, plant vegetables or flower seeds to take home and nurture, search the garden for edibles and beneficials, and try out some weeding tools. For children 4 -7 years of age – must be accompanied by an adult.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

 

 

Tuesday ◊ April 2, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: Seasonal Bugs & Beasties

Presenter: Jean Natter, Master Gardener

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Thursday ◊ April 4, 2019 ◊ 10:00 -11:30 AM

Topic: Growing NW Native Plants

Presenter: Ardis Schroeder, Master Gardener

What is the definition of a native plant? What specific Northwest native plants will grow well in my yard or garden? Come discuss and explore this timely topic.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.   Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

 

Saturday ◊ April 13, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic:  Gardening with Pacific Northwest Native Plants: An Ecological Approach

Presenter: Eric Butler, Master Gardener

While gardening with native plants today is more popular than ever, gardeners often wonder how best to use them in the landscape. This presentation explores what makes a plant “native”, situates native plants in the context of native ecosystems, and adapts those ecosystems into concepts for the home garden. It also discusses where to obtain native plants and lists relevant resources.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Classroom.Enter campus from Springville Rd, follow road past Building 9 and Past Parking Lot E. At stop sign continue straight onto gravel road to Building 4. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays.  Map. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.

 

Saturday ◊ May 4, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic: Tree Care: How to Plant a Tree

Presenter: Elizabeth Price, Master Gardener

The day a tree is planted is the most important day in the life of a tree  Unfortunately, many are improperly planted, which often causes a tree problems in the short term and later on.  Learn how to select, place and plant a tree, giving it the best start possible for surviving and thriving in the landscape.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229.  Map Enter campus from Springville Rd, follow road past Building 9 and Past Parking Lot E. At stop sign turn left into grave lot and follow to the garden site. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, no registration needed.   Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

 

Tuesday ◊ May 7, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: The Scoop on Poop and More

Presenter: Ross Penhallegon, Associate Professor Emeritus, OSU Department of Horticulture

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

 

Saturday ◊ May 11, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic: Beginning Backyard Beekeeping

Presenter: Anne LeSenne

Interested in learning about beekeeping? Learn about the Best Management Practices for Backyard Beekeeping, how to site your hives, how to be a good neighbor, resources in the community and more.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Classroom.Enter campus from Springville Rd, follow road past Building 9 and Past Parking Lot E. At stop sign continue straight onto gravel road to Building 4. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Map. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Saturday ◊ May 18, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – 11:30 am

Topic: Propagation by Cuttings

Presenter:  Helen Dorbolo

A hands-on introductory plant propagation class with focus on cloning through stem cuttings. Cutting and preparation techniques will be demonstrated; students will take cuttings of various perennials and shrubs (provided). Potting mix and after-care will be discussed. Bring your gardening gloves and sharp pruners or scissors if you have them.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Workroom. Map . Enter campus from Springville Rd, drive past Building 9 and Parking Lot E to stop sign.  Continue straight onto gravel road to Building 4. Campus Parking is free on Saturdays.  Free event, free parking, no registration needed

Thursday ◊ May 23, 2019 ◊ 10:00 -11:30 AM

Topic: Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces

Presenter: Karen Kirby, Master Gardener

Learn techniques for growing vegetables in very limited space by maximizing planting density and limiting the need for thinning, watering, and weeding. Tips for soil maintenance will also be provided.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Saturday ◊ June 1, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic:  Beneficial Insects: How and why we should invite them into our landscapes.

Presenter: Matthew Shephard, Director of Communications and Outreach, Xerces Society

Approximately 97% of insect species in our home landscapes are beneficial or “innocent bystanders”; yet often we seek to rid ourselves of them by resorting to insecticides. Using provided nets and magnifying lenses, we will learn to identify beneficial insects, how they help with pests, and ways we can attract them to our yards.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Map Enter campus from Springville Rd, follow road past Building 9 and Past Parking Lot E. At stop sign turn left into grave lot and follow to the garden site. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Tuesday ◊ June 4, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: Tualatin River NWR: A Unique Urban Refuge

Presenter: Alan Christensen, Wildlife Biologist (Ret)

The presentation gives a broad overview of National Wildlife Refuges (NWR), their history, mission and extent across United States, emphasizing their importance in conservation of natural resources, their role in endangered species management and how important they are for people. It will identify the attributes and the unique role of the Tualatin River NWR (TRNWR); an Urban refuge designed to be used by people for education and enrichment and intentionally located near a metropolitan area.

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

Saturday ◊ June 22, 2019 ◊ 10:00 -11:30 AM

Topic:  Weed ID and Control

Presenters:  Marilyn Berti and George Locke, Master Gardeners

Bittercress, curly dock, dandelion, nutsedge, bindweed, horsetail, and more! So many NW weeds. Learn the differences between perennial and annual weeds, and how to best control these annoying uninvited guests in your yard.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

 

Saturday ◊ July 13, 2019 ◊ 10:00 -11:00 AM

Topic:  Success with Herbs: Culinary and Other Uses

Presenters: Judy Fenker, Master Gardener

Herbs are great for seasoning food and gorgeous in the garden too. Learn herb selection, best soil conditions and location to create and maintain a bountiful and beautiful herb garden.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Saturday ◊ August 24 18, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – Noon

Topic: Soil Care and Maintenance

Presenters: Susan Albright and Sue Ryburn, Master Gardeners

Garden soil is the literally the foundation of the garden. With fall just around the corner, this is a good time to assess your soil and take steps to protect and enhance it. Learn about ways to care for your garden soil by understanding the importance of pH; ways to avoid soil compaction; creating your own garden mulch by leaving the leaves; techniques to take a soil test. We will also provide some resources for composting for your home garden.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ WCMGA Education Garden at PCC Rock Creek ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Map Enter campus from Springville Rd, follow road past Building 9 and Past Parking Lot E. At stop sign turn left into grave lot and follow to the garden site. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, no registration needed. Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.
* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

 

Tuesday ◊ September 3, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: History of the Washington Park Rose Test Garden

Presenter:

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

 

Thursday ◊ September 12, 2019 ◊ 10:00 -11:00 AM

Topic: Seeds –  Harvesting, Cleaning, Drying and Saving

Presenters:Sarah Gramm Wolf , Master Gardener

Hands-on class to harvest your favorite heirloom seeds on a home-garden scale. When to harvest. Wet and dry cleaning. Drying techniques, Storage conditons. Best practices to ensure seed viability. Pioneers brought their saved seeds with them when they crossed the Oregon Trail…the tiny,might seed!

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

 

Saturday ◊ September 14, 2019 ◊ 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Topic: Learning Garden Open House

Presenters: See below for details Sessions 1 and 2

 

Tour the Learning Garden for planting and growing ideas covering natives, small fruits, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Free workshops. Activities for families.
◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

* Each Class Approved for one hour of MG Education Credit –opportunity to earn two hours of MG Education Credit

 

Saturday ◊ September 14, 2019 ◊ 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM –Learning Garden Open House Session 1

Topic:  Planting a Waterwise Garden for Fall and Winter Interest

Presenters: Carolyn Adams and Jacque Myers, Master Gardeners

Create fall and winter interest in your Waterwise garden.  Learn the plants and their care, that will give your fall and winter garden zing, no matter what the weather, with color, blooms, berries and birds

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

Saturday ◊ September 14, 2019 ◊ 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM –Learning Garden Open House Session 2

Topic:  Year round Landscape Ornamentals Pruning

Presenter: Sandy Japely, Master Gardener

Confused about when and how to prune your trees, shrubs and perennials? Learn when, how and where to prune to get the results you want. Does not cover fruitpruning of fruit trees.

* Class is approved for one hour MG Education Credit

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

Tuesday ◊ October 1, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic:

Presenter: Ron Guilford, Retail Manager, Blooming Junction Nursery

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

Thursday ◊ October 10, 2019 ◊ 10:00 -11:00 AM

Topic:  Divide and Conquer Overgrown Perennials

Presenters: Cindy Muir, Master Gardener

Learn how, when and which plants to divide with a hands-on demonstration. You can bring an overgrown clump for guided practice.

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate ◊ 8005 SW Grabhorn, Beaverton, OR 97007 Map On weekends, use the Camp Rivendale entrance on Grabhorn Road, park, then walk past the play structure down to the Learning Garden. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.  Event is held rain or shine, under cover, if needed.

Tuesday ◊ November 5, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: Figs

Presenter: Seth Menser

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

Tuesday ◊ December 3, 2019 ◊ 6:50 pm

Topic: Garden Book Bash

Presenter: Tom Fischer, Senior Acquisitions Editor of Timber Press

Free event, free parking, no registration needed. Location: City of Beaverton Griffith Park Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Room 330, Beaverton, OR 97005: Map.

 

Saturday ◊ December 7, 2019 ◊ 10:00am – noon

Topic: Mason Bees Cocoon Cleaning

Presenter: Ron Spendal, Master Gardener 

This is a hands-on workshop showing how to extract, clean, and store mason bees

◊ In the Garden Series ◊ PCC Rockcreek Garden ◊ 17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229. Building 4 Workroom. Map (southwest corner). Enter from Springville Rd, continue past Building 9 and Parking Lot E. At stop sign continue straight on gravel road to Building 4. Parking is free campus-wide on Saturdays. Free event, free parking, no registration needed.


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