OSU Extension Service Benton County Office 4077 SW Research Way Corvallis, OR, 97333-1065 February 7, 2015 Oregon State University Non-Profit Organization US Postage PAID Corvallis, OR Permit #19 LaSells Stewart Center 875 S.W. 26th Street, Corvallis OR 97333 Benton County Master Gardeners present Insights Into Gardening, a fun day of current, practical, research-based information for new and experienced gardeners. More Choices! Select from 12 exceptional gardening classes and hands-on workshops. Also new this year… keynote speak-‐ er Lucy Hardiman will kick off the event with a presentation on the use of color in the garden. New this Year Registration is on-line For more information and the link to registration, go to: extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights On-line registration closes January 31st On-Site Grass Roots Bookstore Browse through books recommended by our speakers and general gardening books. Raffles Raffle items provided by exhibitors and a special raffle of a pair of mini greenhouses support two horticulture scholarships. Lunches Available when pre-ordered through online registration. Insights Into Gardening is sponsored by the Benton County Master Garderners TM Association and Oregon State University Extension Service - Benton County. For more Information contact the Extension Office 541-766-6750 Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a physical disability requiring special consideration to attend, please notify the Benton Extension Office: 541-766-6750 by January 31, 2015 Early bird discount =$33.00 (register by Jan. 31st) Optional Lunch = $8.00 On-Site Registration =$40.00 (at the door Feb. 7th) Registration fee is NON-REFUNDABLE Questions about registration process? email Janet Magedanz: [email protected] or call the Benton Co. Extension Office: 541-766-6750 Pick up your class schedule and name badge at registration, 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. on February 7, 2015 EXHIBITORS Browse artwork, plants, and gardening items all day in the LaSells Stewart Center. Instructors may also be there and willing to answer questions. DANCING OAKS NURSERY SCHMIDT’S GARDEN CENTER BAMBOO VALLEY SHONNARD’S NURSERY GARLAND NURSERY THE THYME GARDEN HERB COMPANY LBCC AGRICULTURE SCIENCE FACULTY CORVALLIS AUDUBON SOCIETY KAPA LANDSCAPE DESIGN, LLC CORVALLIS NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY LOWELL’S TOOLS NATIVE BEE DISPLAY NICHOL’S NURSERY CORVALLIS EVENING GARDEN CLUB GAIA LANDSCAPES INC. HOME GROWN GARDENS and more ... Insights Into Gardening 2015 Schedule For more details about sessions, please visit the website at extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/insights 8:00-9:00 KEYNOTE 9:00–10:00 Pick Up Badges/Class Schedule, Browse Bookstore, Exhibits & Raﬄe, Late Registra on Welcome and Keynote - All Around the Garden Wheel, Deﬁning your Garden with Color—Lucy Hardiman (garden designer, owner of Perennial Partners in Portland) Our color choices inform what we wear and how we decorate our homes. See what happens when we employ color in the garden to reﬂect our personali es and view of the world. Our color pale e is embellished by using a full spectrum of foliage, ﬂowers, bark, berries, art and furnishings enabling us to paint year-round pictures in our gardens. Edibles Techniques to Jump Start your Gardening Darren Morgan (Shonnards’ Nursery) Ornamentals The World-wide Legacy of Clema s Maurice Horn (Joy Creek Nursery) Break General Interest The State of Our Pollinators Rich Li le (Linn Co MG) Learn about growing transplants from seed and what plants are best transplanted. Find out when to start transplants and when to plant them out-‐ side. Learn what plants are best direct seeded, when to plant them, and how to prepare the plan ng site. Discover how to use row covers, underlays, and other season extenders to plant your garden earlier. New, en cing clema s appear in catalogues each spring, with one-size-ﬁts-all instruc ons for care and plan ng. But given 300+ species, this approach can be problema c. Maurice Horn will tell the history of clema s to give gardeners an apprecia on for its heritage. Weaving back and forth between the Orient and the West, the story provides an inspiring look at the genus. As a result of several large bee kills in 2013, a State Task Force was formed to make recom-‐ menda ons to our lawmakers on how to be er protect and enhance our pollinators. Rich Li le, a member of this task force, will discuss what the report means to each of us and what we each can do to protect our polli-‐ nators. 10:00-10:15 SESSION I 10:15–11:30 11:30-1:00 The Eat-All Greens Garden Carol Deppe (Author, plant breeder) SESSION II 1:00–2:15 Carol Deppe will present a new method for grow-‐ ing greens with much less land and labor than ever before possible. Based on twenty years of original research, this method allows a family to raise all their summer greens as well as freeze and dry enough greens for winter with even a ny garden. 2:30–3:45 3:45-4:30 Workshops Whimsical Pot People Marcia Sherry Hops can be successfully cul vated at home to provide cones for home brewing as well as beau ful foliage for ornamental purpos-‐ es. This presenta on will provide hop cul -‐ va on techniques for the home gardener. Want to invite some Pot People into your garden but don't know how to work the ropes and pots? Join us for a demonstra-‐ on/workshop on how to make a garden person from terra co a pots. Bring scis-‐ sors, a kerchief, and a box to transport your 14”-16” crea on. Limited to 15. Addi onal workshop fee required. Selec ng and Caring for Garden Tools Lowell Cordas (Lowell’s Tools) Something ‘Buggy’ this Way Comes Rich Li le (Linn Co MG) How ergonomic are your gardening tools? Are you working too hard in the garden? How about keeping your tools sharp? This garden-tool expert will discuss how to choose and maintain tools as well as some interes ng new tool ideas. You just saw a 'bug' in your garden. Should you cheer or jeer? Come to this workshop to ﬁnd out! Using a handout provided, learn to recognize the diﬀerence between some common 'bugs & spiders' found in your home & garden. Limited to 20. Addi onal workshop fee required. Break Using Organic Soil Amendments Harry McCormack (Sunbow Farm, OR Tilth) Mushrooms in the Northwest Steve Carpenter (Mycologist) Something ‘Buggy’ this Way Comes Rich Li le (Linn Co MG) Learn about various organic soil amendments, such as compost, and why levels of carbon and calcium in the soil are so important. Find out how providing food to s mulate soil microbes relates to nutri on. Pick up some ps for man-‐ aging your garden year round for nutrient den-‐ sity. The “nitrogen ques on” will also be dis-‐ cussed. Learn what mushrooms are and the role of mushrooms and other fungi as biological partners, decomposers, and parasites. Methods for collec ng and iden ﬁca on will be covered, including a number of poison-‐ ous and edible mushrooms and how to tell the diﬀerence. Books and online resources for iden ﬁca on will be recommended. You just saw a 'bug' in your garden. Should you cheer or jeer? Come to this workshop to ﬁnd out! Using a handout provided, learn to recognize the diﬀerence between some common 'bugs & spiders' found in your home & garden. Limited to 20. Addi onal workshop fee required. (Repeat of Session II Workshop.) Lunch, Browse Bookstore, Exhibits & Raﬄe Sustainable Lawn Maintenance Soil! - What it is & How if Works... Alec Kowalewski (OSU, Hor culture Dept.) James Cassidy (OSU, Hor culture Dept.) Learn the proper implementa on of cultural prac ces (mowing, fer liza on and irriga on) and how they relate to a well-integrated lawnmaintenance program, improving sustainability by reducing pes cide inputs. The presenter will also discuss alterna ve ground cover and ecolawn mixtures; synthe c vs. organic fer lizers; herbicide-alterna ve, weed-control methods; and ways to minimize herbicide use. 2:15-2:30 SESSION III General Interest Hops for the Home Gardener Shaun Townsend (OSU, Crop & Soil Sci.) Edible Front Yard Gardens Owen Dell (Landscape architect) Care and Pruning of Roses Katherine Johnson (Multnomah Co MG) According to the Na onal Gardening Associa on, 35% of Americans grow food at home or in a community garden. A sunny front yard is o en the best spot for edible crops. Local landscape architect Owen Dell will teach you how to create a beau ful, produc ve garden in your front yard, one that you and your neighbors will all enjoy. Does the thought of growing roses scare you? Do you fret that their maintenance and upkeep will be just too much? Don’t let rose care wor-‐ ries stop you from enjoying these amazing beau-‐ es. Let this rose care expert teach you how easy it is to plant, care for, and prune roses. It's ALL about soil! Most people have only a vague idea of what soil is and how it works. You will learn more than you ever thought possible from this lecture: the reason you are alive, what nutrients are, how soil stores water and nutrients, fundamentals that ALL humans on the planet Earth should know! Raﬄe Results Posted/Winners Pick Up Prizes Directions From I-5 Take Corvallis/Hwy. 34 exit and turn west. Cross bridge into Corvallis. Turn left onto 4th Street. Go eight blocks and turn right onto Western Blvd. Just past 26th Street, on the right, is a large parking lot near Reser Stadium. Park there for free and walk across 26th Street to LaSells Stewart Center. Parking is free even in metered spots. From Portland on 99W Drive south on 99W, which becomes 4th Street in Corvallis. Go through the downtown and turn right onto Western Blvd. Continue as above. From Eugene on 99W Drive north on 99W, which becomes 3rd Street in Corvallis. Turn left at the first light, Western Blvd. Continue as above.
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