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Public Events

Washington County Master Gardeners sponsor a variety of gardening–related demonstrations, lectures, seminars and workshops in various Washington County Oregon locations. Most of our events are free and open to the public. Please join us at any of the events listed here and be prepared for a fun, interesting and informative event.


Upcoming Events

Herbs
Photo: Weston Miller,
OSU Extension

Wednesday ◊ February 04 2015 ◊ 9:30 – 10:30 am

Culinary Herbs: More than just leaves
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Oregon Food Bank – West
1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Fresh herbs bring out the best in our dishes but did you know that for many herbs more than the leaves are edible? Many produce edible flowers and seeds. An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will share information that will have you growing and harvesting culinary herbs.


Container Garden
Photo: OSU Extension

Wednesday ◊ February 11 2015 ◊ 9:30 – 10:30 am

Container Gardening: Tomatoes and Herbs
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Oregon Food Bank – West
1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Nothing tastes better than fresh, vine –ripened tomatoes seasoned with fresh herbs. Don't let the lack of yard space keep you from growing fresh tomatoes plus the herbs to season all your cooking. An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will show you just how easy growing these in containers can be.


Seedlings
Photo: U of Missouri Ext.

Thursday ◊ February 12 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 8 pm

Starting Seeds Indoors
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Oregon Food Bank – West
1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

One of the most cost effective ways to get a head start on your garden is to start seeds indoors. But if you are wondering why your plants do not look as good as the ones in the nurseries join an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener as they share the tips and techniques that will let you 'sow like a pro'!


Intensive Gardening Bed at Demo Garden
Photo: Anna Stubs

Wednesday ◊ February 18 2015 ◊ 9:30 – 10:30 am

Intensive Gardening
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Oregon Food Bank – West
1870 NW 173rd Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Do you want to take your vegetable gardening to the next level? An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will introduce you to the techniques used in intensive gardening which will help you to produce the most from the gardening space that you have. Topics include techniques to plant densely, vertical gardening, interplanting techniques, succession planting, day length strategies, cultivar choices and more.


Seedlings
Photo: U of New Mexico Ext.

Wednesday ◊ February 25 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Starting Seeds Indoors
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊
◊ Grow It! series

Forest Grove City Library
2114 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

One of the most cost effective ways to get a head start on your garden is to start seeds indoors. But if you are wondering why your plants do not look as good as the ones in the nurseries join an OSU Extension Service Master Gardener as they share the tips and techniques that will let you 'sow like a pro'!


Cedar Mill Community Garden 2009
Cedar Mills Comm. Garden

Thursday ◊ March 12 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 8 pm

Starting Your Vegetable Garden
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Hillsboro Main Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro, OR 97124Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Often new vegetable gardeners, dreaming of lush, productive gardens, are frustrated with their lack of success. Don't let that be you! An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will walk you through the process of starting your own vegetable garden. They will talk about site selection, soil preparation, planting times, water and fertilization needs as well as general garden maintenance. Focus will be on the spring and summer gardens.


SoilPrep
Photo: OSU Extension

Tuesday ◊ March 17 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Improving Your Soil
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊
◊ Grow It! series

Forest Grove City Library
2114 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

We know that putting some effort into improving and maintaining our soil is going to pay off in the long run by reducing our need for additional fertilizers, supporting healthier plants and creating a more satisfying experience for us as gardeners. But how do we do it? An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will give you the "dirt" on good soil. Practical tips and techniques on how to improve your soil texture and structure, the use of compost and mulches, cover cropping and more will be discussed.


Intensive Gardening Bed at Demo Garden
Photo: Anna Stubs

Thursday ◊ April 09 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 8 pm

Intensive Gardening
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Hillsboro Main Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro, OR 97124Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Do you want to take your vegetable gardening to the next level? An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will introduce you to the techniques used in intensive gardening which will help you to produce the most from the gardening space that you have. Topics include techniques to plant densely, vertical gardening, interplanting techniques, succession planting, day length strategies, cultivar choices and more.


Container peppers
Photo: Purdue Extension

Tuesday ◊ April 21 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Container Gardening
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊
◊ Grow It! series

Forest Grove City Library
2114 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Spring is finally here and with our occasional sun breaks and milder temperatures we are ready to think about this seasons gardening. Even the smallest patio or porch can boast a crop of vegetables or a garden of flowers in containers. Container gardeners are limited only by their imagination! An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will share tips and techniques for planning and planting your container gardens. They will cover some basics, dispel some myths and inspire you with container gardening ideas.


Who is Eating my Veggies
Ummm...snacks!

Thursday ◊ May 14 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 8 pm

Vegetable Garden Pest Problems and Solutions
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Hillsboro Main Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro, OR 97124Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Delicious vegetables are flourishing in your garden, but you find you are not the only one snacking! Fat caterpillars, aphids, beetles and more all want to share in the bounty! Although less than 1% of all insects are garden pests, those that are can create serious problems for a productive vegetable garden. An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will introduce you to some of our most common pests and provide a variety of management options. Factors such as insect life cycles, the timing of planting, exclusion techniques and determining when the pest is most susceptible to control measures will be covered.


Lavender
Lavender

Wednesday ◊ May 27 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Growing Herbs
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊
◊ Grow It! series

Forest Grove City Library
2114 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, OR 97116Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Growing herbs can be a sensory delight. There are culinary herbs, aromatic herbs and herbs that attract beneficial insects. But considering the high cost of fresh herbs why not grow your own? An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will share the tips, techniques and plant recommendations for starting your own herb garden. Topics covered will be starting your beds, planting times, maintenance and harvesting. OSU Extension Service recommended varieties will also be shared.


Broccoli unders snow
Snowy Garden

Thursday ◊ June 11 2015 ◊ 6:30 – 8 pm

Year –around Vegetable Gardening
◊ Gardening Speakers' Guild Program ◊

Hillsboro Main Library
2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy., Hillsboro, OR 97124Map

Free event, no registration needed, free parking

Once you have the basics down with your spring or summer gardens you may want to expand your gardening into the fall and winter seasons. An OSU Extension Service Master Gardener will lead you through the process of vegetable gardening year around. Topics will include what to plant and when, season extending techniques, when to harvest and more.



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