Gardener's Mini-College: Backyard Food Solutions

Corvallis, OR
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
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Daily Activities  ~  Wednesday, August 5, 2009  


General Session: Welcome to Leadership Forum  ~  10:30 am - 11:00 am  ~  Ballroom  (details)
Welcome, Bill Eller, OMGA President; Gail Langellotto, Statewide Coordinator, OSU Master Gardener Program; Tam Martin, OMGA President-Elect; Deb Maddy, Associate Provost and Associate Director, OSU Extension Service

An Overview of the Organizational Stages of Nonprofit Boards,
Flaxen Conway, Professor, OSU Department of Sociology

Wednesday Session 1  ~  11:15 am - 12:00 pm  

Presidents and Vice Presidents, “What Makes an Effective Board” Bill Eller and Rod Bach  (details)
Presidents and Vice Presidents, “What Makes an Effective Board”, Bill Eller, OMGA President and Rod Bach, OMGA Past President 

It takes more than just conducting purposeful meetings in an orderly fashion according to the bylaws and association policies to make an effective board. Speakers will discuss developing a positive attitude and how to move your chapter forward.

Location: 115 A & B

County Representatives and Alternates – “The Two Minute Warning”, David Rugg  (details)
County Representatives and Alternates – "The Two Minute Warning", David Rugg, OMGA 2nd Vice President

Develop a network that will yield the best news of your chapter.  Hone your chapter oral reports to cover the essentials.

Dave Rugg graduated from Master Gardener training in 2000.  For the last 5 years Dave has represented Jackson County on the OMGA board.  He is currently 2nd VP for OMGA.  Previous positions in JCMGA include Education Chair, Symposium Chair, and President.  He is a life member of JCMGA.
Location: 111 A

Treasurer’s Training, Katherine Johnson  (details)
Treasurer's Training, Katherine Johnson, OMGA Treasurer

Preparing present and future chapter treasurers to meet their requirements and obligations.

Location: 114 B

Secretaries and Historians, Marilyn Scheffler, Cathy Burdett and Linda Eggiman  (details)
Secretaries and Historians, Marilyn Scheffler, OMGA Secretary; Cathy Burdett, OMGA Historian; Linda Eggiman, OSU Master Gardener
   
Selected topics will be discussed from these two meaningful and important jobs.

Location: 111B

Publicity Roles/Responsibilities: Publicity Ideas at the Chapter Level, Jerry Anderson  (details)
Publicity Roles and Responsibilities: Publicity Ideas at the Chapter Level, Jerry Anderson, OSU Master Gardener

Primer on roles and responsibilities of Master Gardeners and their relationship with Master Gardener Associations, OMGA, OSU Extension Service, and the Master Gardener Program.

Location: 114 A

Using OSU Extension Service Logos, Mark Crossler  (details)
Using OSU Extension Service Logos, Mark Crossler, OSU Extension & Experiment Station Communications, Marketing Leader
     
How can Master Gardeners better support recognition of OSU Extension Service via their use of logos and marketing materials? This session will provide an overview of the policies and procedures governing logo use, as well as how to market Master Gardener Programs, Associations and events.

Location: Ballroom

Lunch on Wednesday ~  12:00 pm to 1:00pm ~ Arnold Dining Center  (details)
Wednesday Lunch will be served in Arnold Dining Center  ~  11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Wednesday Session 2  ~  1:00 pm - 1:45 pm  

Together We Can! Making an Impact in the Community: Amy Jo Detweiler, Steve Renquist and Elizabeth Daniels  (details)
Together We Can! Making an Impact in the Community, Amy Jo Detweiler, Horticulture Faculty in Central Oregon; Steve Renquist, Horticulture Faculty in Douglas County; Elizabeth Daniel, MG Program Assistant in Hood County

A panel discussion with Master Gardener program staff and volunteers. Includes a case study of how this group developed an effective and respectful working relationship to better impact the community. Learn some tactics for building a strong and effective program together.

Location: 115 A & B

Training Design and Implementation Strategies, Sharene Rausch  (details)
Training Design and Implementation Strategies, Sharene Rausch, Specialist - Training and Tradeshow Fulfillment, Scotts Training Institute

Learn how the Scotts Training Institute increases knowledge with their retailers on product information, environmental awareness, and best garden practices.

Sharene Rausch, has been with The Scotts Company for 18 years.  During that time, she has worked on the landscaping/ground maintenance crew, was a Specialist in R&D working on fertilizers and herbicides, and currently works in the training department, also known as STI.  Sharene is a graduate from The Ohio State University (the “other” OSU) with a degree in Horticulture and a minor in Agronomy, a perfect fit for Scotts and for STI.  While in school, Sharene ran and managed her own landscaping company while raising her infant son. Juggling family time, school projects and work was learned out of necessity, not as a natural attribute. Today, these learned attributes are still helpful skills as she balances work, family and training horses in an ever changing environment.
Location: 114 B

Long-Range Planning, Sam Sadtler, OMGA Rep Sam Sadtler  (details)
Long-Range Planning, Sam Sadtler, OMGA Rep

Learn the basics of long range project planning to benefit your local chapter. Speaker will cover planning basics, methods and some potential projects.

Sam, a retired engineer who spent 40 years in sales and marketing in the High Tech World, enrolled in the OSU Master Gardener Program in 2000. He chose Tillamook County for training to learn the requirements for gardening in the Ocean environment.

Location: 111B

Master Gardener Idea Exchange, Larry Sutton, OMGA Alt Rep Larry Sutton  (details)
Master Gardener Idea Exchange, Larry Sutton, OMGA Alt Rep

Be prepared to learn, to share, and to enjoy the company of other Master Gardeners. All you need to do is bring your chapter or your personal "seed" and be prepared to help the rest of us tend to ours.
Location: Ballroom

How to Optimize the OSU Events Calendar, Patty Driscoll  (details)
How to Optimize the OSU Events Calendar, Patty Driscoll, Administrative Program Assistant, Statewide Master Gardener Program

Learn how to submit events to your county's Extension website and the State Master Gardener Program website. This session is recommended for Master Gardeners who work with publicity, county program websites and OSU staff. Online demonstration and presentation.
Location: 114 A

Regulatory Update and Board Recruitment, Heidi Henry  (details)
Regulatory Update and Board Recruitment, Heidi Henry, Consultant and Financial Stewardship Resource Presenter

The legal roles and responsibilities of your board of directors in state of Oregon and Board Recruitment: Getting the best and keeping the best of your board leadership.

Heidi Henry has helped over 70 Oregon communities with community center development, leadership training and project implementation for economic development. She has worked as a trainer and facilitator with state-wide agencies coordinating and facilitating strategic plans, organizational assessments and program studies, community visions, delivered board and volunteer training, cultural tourism training, and fundraising strategies.

Heidi is currently a member of the Philomath Rotary, and Chair of the Board of Directors for Financial Stewardship Resources, Inc, a non-profit devoted to financial management skill-building and governance excellence for non-profits nation-wide. She has a Master’s in Ethics and Organizational Communication., and is certified by National Main Street, Washington D.C.
Location: 111 A

Wednesday Session 3  ~  2:00 pm - 2:45 pm  

Meet our Extension Agents & Master Gardener Program Coordinators  (details)
Meet our Extension Agents & Master Gardener Program Coordinators
    
Many State Extension Agents and Master Gardener Coordinators will be available for an informal networking session and idea exchange. Come and meet other members of our Master Gardener team.
Location: 115 A & B

Advanced Presentation Skills, Bettina Schempt  (details)
Advanced Presentation Skills, Bettina Schempt, Oregon State Toastmasters

Tips and practice to deliver a short public speech with impact. Learn to use props effectively when speaking or teaching.  Note: You are encouraged to bring a sample speech or training project and your props (such as a plant or pot or display item), to work on at this class.

Bettina Schempf has been a Toastmaster for more than 10 years. She has presented speeches and training sessions to a variety of audiences in her roles as President of UNICEF in New Zealand and as a manager in businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She is an active member of the Oregon State Toastmasters Club and has recently served as the Area Governor for the three clubs in Corvallis. Bettina's co-presenters are also active members of Oregon State Toastmasters, have participated in speech contests and mentored other speakers.
Location: 111B

Advantages of Parliamentary Procedures, Jan Shidler  (details)
Advantages of Parliamentary Procedures, Jan Shidler, OSU Master Gardener
    
Speaker will be covering the advantages of using Robert's Rules of Order in conducting Master Gardener meetings. She will also discuss the very basics of Robert's Rules. e.g. making a motion, how to handle a motion, priorities of motions, role of the president and developing an agenda.
Location: 111 A

Cultural Diversity, Tera Couchman Wick  (details)
Cultural Diversity, Tera Couchman Wick, Program Director, Village Gardens, A Janus Youth Program

A session on the participants' experiences in the Village Gardens community garden.  Food and land are at the core of culture and identity. Consider the meaning of identity and culture in your own community garden, as well as how to be welcoming to diverse cultures.
Location: 114 B

Time Management: Case Studies, Joe White  (details)
Time Management: Case Studies, Joe White, OSU Master Gardener  

Speaker will present time management techniques to help you with your busy schedules.

Joe White became a Master Gardener in 1995. He served as the President of the Josephine County Master Gardener Association for 2 years. He designed and built their first 2 green houses and was a designer and project manager for the Three Rivers Community Hospital Healing Garden. At this Mini College he will provide his insights into Time Management Techniques, a subject he credits for much of his success in business and his personal life.
Location: 114 A

Life Cycles of Nonprofit Organizations, Flaxen Conway  (details)
Life Cycles of Nonprofit Organizations, Flaxen Conway, Professor, OSU Dept. of Sociology

An understanding of the life cycle of non-profit organizations (name, characteristics, key issues) helps you to determine the life cycle stage of OMGA and your Chapter. This knowledge enables better planning for your organization.  A tool will be used to assess where your organization is within the stages.

As an Oregon Sea Grant Extension faculty member at Oregon State University in the department of Sociology, Flaxen works with coastal communities and families who are affected by changes in natural resource policy and management. She helps access resources, build coalitions, and plan strategies that meet the needs of all interests. In partnership with community learners, agency personnel, and other subject matter specialists and agents, she provides coastal and statewide outreach and engagement for the development of community educational programs, materials, and action research related to cooperation, conflict transformation, personal and group leadership, community economic development, and managing change.

Location: Ballroom

OMGA Quarterly Board Meeting  ~  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  (details)
OMGA Board Meeting and Chapter Reports

Learn more about the activities and events hosted by Master Gardener Chapters around the state.  Chapter reports will be given, and OMGA business will be discussed.

Kickoff BBQ Dinner & Evening Social  ~  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  (details)
Kick-Off BBQ Dinner and Evening Social: 5:30 ~ Appetizers, 6:00 to 8:00 pm ~ Dinner.

We're starting our exploration of Backyard Food Solutions with the tastes of a summer picnic. Enjoy BBQ chicken, tender ribs, or veggie burgers ~ all hot off the grill. Chat with old friends and meet MGs from across the state over a glass of lemonade. There will be plenty of great door prizes, too, but you must be present to win. See you in the Alumni Center courtyard at 5:30 pm. You will need your meal ticket.

 


Daily Activities  ~  Thursday, August 6, 2009  


Thursday General Session  ~  Welcome & County MG of the Year Awards  ~  8:30 am - 10:15 am  (details)
Thursday General Session  ~  Welcome & County MG of the Year Awards  ~  8:30 am - 10:15 am

OSU Extension Master Gardener Program Report and County Master Gardener of the Year Awards, Gail Langellotto, Statewide Coordinator, OSU Master Gardener Program.

Join us to learn more about the current status of the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program, and to celebrate the service and accomplishments of our County Master Gardeners of the Year.
Location: Ballroom

Thursday Session 1  ~  10:30 am - 12:00 pm  

1A. Grape Expectations, Steve Renquist  (details)
1A.  Grape Expectations, Steve Renquist, OSU Extension Horticulture Agent, Douglas County 

Learn why grapes are one of nature’s marvels. Adaptable to nearly any climate, grown in the smallest yards or hillside vineyards, and the original low input crop. This backyard solution provides fruit, wine or raisins.
Location: 114 A & B

1B.  Genetically Modified Foods, Gail Langellotto  (details)
1B.  Genetically Modified Foods, Gail Langellotto, Statewide Coordinator,  OSU Master Gardener Program  

What is a GMO or genetically modified organism? How prevalent are GMOs in our food supply? What are the arguments for and against GMOs in agriculture? This talk will present an unbiased, apolitical overview of genetically modified organisms, with a focus on information rather than persuasion.
Location: 111 A & B

1C.  Close the Loop on Free Urban Resources: Compost and Mulch Methods To Grow More Food, Anne Donahue  (details)
1C.  Close the Loop on Free Urban Resources: Compost and Mulch Methods To Grow More Food, Anne Donahue, City of Eugene Compost Specialists, OSU Master Gardener/Compost Specialists

More than just your basic backyard composting talk (although you'll learn that too!),  but practical advice on using free urban resources such as coffee grounds, food waste, leaves and wood chips to grow more food with less water, money, and time. Learn how to close the loop on urban resources and put waste products back to work to grow food in a local, sustainable and secure manner.
Location: Ballroom 110 A/B/C

1D. Cover Crops for Improving Soil Quality and Vegetable Crop Yields, John Luna
 (details)
1D. Cover Crops for Improving Soil Quality and Vegetable Crop Yields, John Luna, Associate  Professor, OSU Department of Horticulture

Cover crops can produce radical improvements in soil quality and can increase vegetable crop yields and quality. This presentation will focus on the selection, planting and management of legume cover crop mixtures, with an emphasis on conservation tillage practices. The "30-20" system of relay interplanting will be described, along with appropriate tools to make gardening more enjoyable and less work.
Location: 115 A & B

Lunch on Thursday Arnold Dining Center  ~   12:00 pm - 1:30pm  (details)
Thursday Lunch will be served in Arnold Dining Center  ~  Lunch 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Thursday Session 2  ~  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  

2A.  From Vine to Wine - Making Wine at Home with Fresh Grapes, Steve Castagnoli  (details)
2A.  From Vine to Wine - Making Wine at Home with Fresh Grapes, Steve Castagnoli, OSU Extension Agent, Hood River County

This presentation will cover the basic processes and equipment for small-scale production of red and white table wine using fresh grapes.
Location: Boardroom 2nd Floor

2B.  Successful Food Gardening in Container & Small Space Gardens, Rose Marie Nichols McGee  (details)
2B.  Successful Food Gardening in Container & Small Space Gardens, Rose Marie Nichols McGee, Owner of Nichols Garden Nursery

With few exceptions everything that is grown in the ground can be grown in a pot. Pick the right varieties, succession plant, prune carefully and even the smallest spaces can provide big yields and big flavor.
Location: Ballroom 110 A/B/C

2C.  Heavy Metals in Garden Soils – Should You be Concerned?  Sam Angima  (details)
2C.  Heavy Metals in Garden Soils ~ Should You be Concerned?  Sam Angima, OSU Extension Agent, Lincoln County  

Heavy metals of concern to garden soils include Lead, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Mercury, Nickel, and Zinc.  Lead is the most abundant and easily found in many garden soils. This presentation will look at sources of lead, how it behaves in garden soils, testing for lead, lead accumulation in fruits and vegetables, and what to do to reduce lead hazard in your garden.
Location: 111 A & B

2D.  Plant it and they will come: Living with wildlife while growing a garden or landscape, Chip Bubl  (details)
2D.  Plant it and they will come: Living with wildlife while growing a garden or landscape, Chip Bubl, OSU Extension Agent, Columbia County

This presentation will focus on the most common animals in our landscapes with special attention paid to life histories, behaviors and integrated approaches to damage management.

Location: 115 A & B

2E.  Basic Backyard Pruning for Fruit, Flower and Form, Patty Driscoll, and Mary Claska  (details)
2E.  Basic Backyard Pruning for Fruit, Flower and Form, Patty Driscoll, and Mary Claska, OSU Master Gardeners and Lane County Pruning Specialists

Learn basic pruning techniques; proper pruning cuts, choosing tools, maintaining tools and safety. You will learn how pruning cuts affect growth in plants. Learn to prune to encourage fruits, flowers, and maintain the form of the plant. You will also learn how the Pruning Specialists committee works in Lane county.

Note: This is an indoor lecture at the Alumni Center.
Location: 114 A & B

Thursday Session 3  ~  3:15pm - 4:30 pm  

3A.  Invasive Species 101: An Essential Primer for Master Gardeners, Robert Emanuel  (details)
3A.  Invasive Species 101: An Essential Primer for Master Gardeners, Robert Emanuel, Oregon Sea Grant Extension, Water Resources and Community Development Specialist  

Invasive nonnative plants are a serious subject for gardeners, farmers, the general public, and land managers. One conservative estimate places responsibility for the introduction of some 60% of all invasive species to the United States at the feet of gardeners.  This class will give you concrete tools for confronting the issue within your own garden as well as dealing with the public who rely on Master Gardeners for expertise.

Location: 114 A & B

3B.  The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Vegetable Gardening,  Weston Miller  (details)
3B.  The Nuts and Bolts of Organic Vegetable Gardening,  Weston Miller, OSU Community and Urban Horticulture Faculty
 

There is considerable interest among the general public about organic gardening.  There is also a lot of confusion about this topic.  This presentation will provide a straight-forward and practical exploration of organic gardening, particularly vegetable gardening, providing Master Gardeners with the nuts and bolts needed to consult with clients about this popular form of gardening.
Location: 111 A & B

3C.  Working With Mother Nature to Extend Your Gardening Season, Toni Stephan
 (details)
3C.  Working With Mother Nature to Extend Your Gardening Season, Toni Stephan, OSU Master Gardener

Overcome obstacles dealing with a short growing season and enhance your vegetable harvest.  This class covers techniques such as tunnels, cloches and row covers, which allow you to extend the growing season.

Location: Ballroom 110 A/B/C

3D.  Veritable Vastitude of Verdant Vegetable Varieties, Jim Myers  (details)
3D.  Veritable Vastitude of Verdant Vegetable Varieties, Jim Myers, Professor, OSU Department of Horticulture

Many vegetable varieties are available, but not all will do well in your growing area.  Myers discusses the ins and outs of variety adaptation.  He will also discuss the latest in breeding efforts.
Location: Boardroom 2nd Floor

3E.  The Living Soil - Why Bugs in the Soil Are So Important, Dr. Andrew Moldenke  (details)
3E.  The Living Soil - Why Bugs in the Soil Are So Important, Dr. Andrew Moldenke, Professor in OSU's Department of Botany and Plant Pathology

Learn about the soil arthropods, including mites, springtails and millipedes, as well as why they are so important to fostering and maintaining healthy soils.
Location: 115 A & B

Thursday Dinner  ~  Arnold Dining Center  ~  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  (details)
Thursday Dinner will be served in Arnold Dining Center  ~  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday Night Garden Tour  ~   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  (details)
Evening Garden Tours, Thursday August 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

There will be three outstanding garden areas for you to view. Driving directions for the gardens will be available at the registration desk. You are responsible for your own transportation, and carpooling is encouraged. No transportation will be provided. Highlights include espalier fruit trees, square-foot garden beds, edible sustainable landscapes filled with organic fruit, water wise gardening, rain gardens, and more.




Daily Activities  ~  Friday, August 7, 2009
 


Friday Session 4  ~  10:30 am - 12:00 pm  

4A.  The Permaculture Design Process: Patterns, Principles, and Practice, Andrew Millison  (details)
4A.  The Permaculture Design Process: Patterns, Principles, and Practice, Andrew Millison, Permaculture Teacher and Landscape Designer

Permaculture is not just a gardening method. It is a design protocol for creating sustainable communities. This talk will introduce the Permaculture design system through its principles and the patterns of nature it emulates. We will look at examples of Permaculture systems from the single family home to the planned community to the large farm, and how we can apply these lessons to our own backyards.
Location: 115 A & B

4B.  Preserve What You Grow to Enjoy the "Fruits" of your Labor all Year, Nellie Oehler  (details)
4B.  Preserve What You Grow to Enjoy the "Fruits" of your Labor all Year, Nellie Oehler, OSU Master Gardener and Retired OSU Extension Agent

Learn the basics of food preservation, what is safe to do and what is not.  Learn to make low/no sugar freezer jam, tips for the food dehydrator, equipment needed and tips to save you time and money.
Location: 114 A & B

4C.  Growing Healthy Kids, Gail Langellotto
 (details)
4C.  Growing Healthy Kids, Gail Langellotto, Statewide Coordinator, OSU Master Gardener Program
 
The Growing Healthy Kids curriculum uses gardening as a vehicle to teach healthy food choices and the value of physical activity to 1st - 3rd graders.  Come learn how Master Gardeners and other volunteers can support OSU Extension educators in this exciting curriculum.  Preview the curriculum and lesson activities.
Location: Boardroom 2nd Floor

4D.  N-P-K!  Natural Practical Knowledge about Fertilizers and How to Use Them Wisely, Liza Ehle  (details)
4D.  N-P-K!  Natural Practical Knowledge about Fertilizers and How to Use Them Wisely, Liza Ehle, Landscape Contractor/Designer, BS in Architecture & Allied Arts

This practical approach to fertilizers teaches you how to best benefit your garden and landscape using minimal amounts with outstanding results. We focus on organic and soil-building techniques to create a broader understanding of how all fertilizers can be safely and economically used to create high yields with less impact on the environment. Learn how to read, understand and use fertilizer information to address specific problems with your plants.
Location: Ballroom 110 A/B/C

4E. Fruit Trees for the Home Garden, Dr. Anita Azarenko  (details)
4E. Fruit Trees for the Home Garden, Dr. Anita Azarenko, Professor and Chair, OSU Department of Horticulture

Are you interested in designing edible landscapes and want to grow your own tree fruit? Anita will share her experience on growing organic apples, cherries and peaches, and talk about how you can reduce chemical inputs in your home orchard.
Location: 111 A & B

Friday Session 5  ~  1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
 

5A.  Backyard Food Solutions: A Look at the Portland Poultry Phenomenon, Chef Daniel Brophy  (details)
5A.  Backyard Food Solutions: A Look at the Portland Poultry Phenomenon, Chef Daniel Brophy, Oregon Culinary Institute and OSU Master Gardener

Portland has the highest population of urban chickens of any city in the nation. We will look at the diverse coops found in the Portland area, and learn the nuts and bolts of keeping chickens for eggs and more. Tips for successful egg production will be highlighted.
Location: 115 A & B

5B.  Mason bees or Honey bees ~ Which one fits your backyard food production? Morris Ostrofsky  (details)
5B.  Mason bees or Honey bees ~ Which one fits your backyard food production? Morris Ostrofsky, Bee Keeper, Retired Biology Instructor
 
The Mason bee is a native pollinator that contributes to early season backyard food production while Honey bees are the premier late season pollinator. This program emphasizes Mason bees and provides an overview of Honey bees.
Location: 111 A & B

5C.  Be Part of the Solution: Create an Edible Landscape Oasis by Growing Beautiful Food Plants, Jude Hobbs  (details)
5C.  Be Part of the Solution: Create an Edible Landscape Oasis by Growing Beautiful Food Plants, Jude Hobbs, Cascadia Landscape Design, Horticulturist, Permaculture Designer and Instructor

In 2004, an Edible Landscape was installed at the Oregon Garden, in Silverton Oregon.  Jude will share the process of co-designing this garden and describe how this relates to the home landscape. By combining fruits, vegetables, vines, herbs, and flowers one can create a prolific garden to feed you and your neighbors.
Location: Ballroom 110 A/B/C

5D. Feeling Good in the Neighborhood: Local Eating and Food Sharing Network, Jennifer Burns Levin  (details)
5D. Feeling Good in the Neighborhood: Local Eating and Food Sharing Network, Jennifer Burns Levin, OSU Master Food Preserver & Food Writer

The benefits of eating locally and sharing food are known to us all, but how can we benefit from the resources closest to home?  Jennifer will present on the growing interest in "locavore" diets (eating food only from local sources), and discuss many wonderful and creative ways people in the Willamette Valley are sharing their backyard food solutions with neighbors.
Location: Boardroom 2nd Floor

5E.  Get Big Returns on Tree Fruits by Pruning, Ross Penhallegon
Noon - 3:00 pm at Lewis Brown Farm  (details)
5E.  Get Big Returns on Tree Fruits by Pruning, Ross Penhallegon, OSU Extension Agent in Lane County

Pruning is best learned by reading, watching and doing. This class is an accumulation of 20 years of questions asked by people at our local pruning classes. We have simplified pruning down to some very simple principles, which will be explained in detail.

Note: Pruning demonstration is scheduled from noon until 3 pm,  at the Lewis Brown Farm. Carpooling encouraged. If you would like to have a boxed lunch to take with you, you must either be on a meal plan or purchase a Friday Lunch Only for $7.

Special Session  ~  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm  

6A: Title Edible Landscaping, Rosalind Creasy, Author  (details)
6A: Edible Landscaping - The New American Garden, Rosalind Creasy, Author  ~  3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

One of today's gardening buzzwords is sustainable. You'd be hard put to find a more sustainable landscape style than an organically grown edible garden. Rosalind Creasy, pioneer in the field of edible landscaping, award-winning professional photographer, and author of the Complete Book of Edible Landscaping, will give a mouth-watering slide presentation. Among the topics she will cover are an A to Z of her recommended beautiful edible plants for Oregon gardens, an overview of the wide variety of edible landscapes, as well as the principles of landscape design particular to edibles.
Location: Ballroom 110 A/B/C

 


Daily Activities - Saturday, August 8, 2009: Workshops and Tours  ~  9:00 am - 12:00 pm  (details)
Note: The location and directions to the Saturday Tours and Workshops will be given to you at the registration desk. The two workshops will be held off campus and at the same location.


Saturday  Breakfast  ~  Arnold Dining Center  ~  7:00 am – 9:00 am  

Tour 1:  Gathering Together Farm Tour & Lunch, Frank Mortan, Wild Garden Seed; JC Mersmann, Head Chef at GTF
 (details)
Tour 1:  Gathering Together Farm Tour & Lunch, Frank Mortan, Wild Garden Seed; JC Mersmann, Head Chef at GTF

Gathering Together Farm is a certified organic vegetable and fruit producing operation that began in 1987. Located in nearby Philomath, small fields in odd shapes integrate into a diverse production system that totals about 65 acres. Learn about the ecology of an organic farm via  a guided tour, ending with a farm-stand lunch.
Location: 25159 Grange Hall Rd, Philomath 97370
$20.00

Tour 2:  Cooped in Corvallis: Chicken & Duck Tour  (details)
Tour 2:  Cooped in Corvallis: Chicken & Duck Tour

Self-guided tour of chicken coops in the Corvallis area. Talk with the backyard fowl keepers and get tips for integrating chickens into your own backyard.
$15.00

Tour 2:  Cooped in Corvallis: Chicken & Duck Tour  (details)
Tour 2:  Cooped in Corvallis: Chicken & Duck Tour

Self-guided tour of chicken coops in the Corvallis area. Talk with the backyard fowl keepers and get tips for integrating chickens into your own backyard.
$15.00

Workshop 1:  Herbal Teas from your Backyard to Teapot, Sue Sierralupé  (details)
Workshop 1: Herbal Teas from your Backyard to Teapot, Sue Sierralupe, Herbalist and OSU Master Gardener

We will learn how to grow, harvest and mill our own teas as well as techniques for presentation for gifts. We will make our own tea bags and sample a variety of easy to make herbal blends. This workshop is perfect for the budding herbalist and those that need new ideas for familiar plants.
Location: 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis 97333
$15.00

Workshop 2:  "Herban" Renewal: Hands-On Herb and Spice Encounter, Chef Daniel Brophy  (details)
Workshop 2:  "Herban" Renewal: Hands-On Herb and Spice Encounter, Chef Daniel Brophy, Oregon Culinary Institute and OSU Master Gardener  

Teams of participants will be preparing recipes that showcase the amazing impact of aroma on food.  Practical tips on growing, harvesting, preserving, and implementing an 'herbalicious' lifestyle will be presented. Note: Bring an apron, knife, and closed toe shoes.
Location: 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis 97333
$20.00


 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 541-737-3439
    Email: minicollege2009@gmail.com
The Oregon Master Gardener Association thanks the following sponsors of the 2009 Gardener's Mini-College:

  
                                                                      Gardener’s Supply Company
        
The Oregon Garden                          and the Grow What You Eat Campaign                      








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