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May 2019

OSU Master Food Preservers: 2019 Volunteer Training Course

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 23, 2019

$200

Embark on an eight-class learning adventure in food preservation taught by certified Master Food Preservers. Learn to prepare garden produce for preserving, the ins-and-outs of food preservation equipment, and food and kitchen safety.   How do you water-bath and pressure-can safely and efficiently? Want to prepare fruits vegetables, herbs, and snacks in a dehydrator; make scrumptious jerky and sausage; harness fermentation’s natural process to create sauerkraut and crock-pickle vegetables? Join the 2019 Jackson County Master food Preservers for in-depth training…

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Growing & Propagating Heirlooms Plants

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hanley Farm, 1053 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR 97502 United States
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May 26, you’ll be able to talk with experts about growing and propagating heirloom plants. In June there will be horses! The Renaissance Riders join us, along with a variety of crafts and jewelry vendors. In July you won’t want to miss the Bluegrass Circle Jam and barbeque. Something new every Sunday!   Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) plants can be hybrids, or open pollinating. Do you know the Difference? Do you want to save your heirloom plants for future Generations?…

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Grapevine Canopy Management

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd
Central Point, OR United States
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$10 – $15

As warm weather approaches, Dr. Alexander Levin helps grape growers to improve fruit-zone cluster and canopy management with proper summer pruning techniques. This is the third of four 2019 grapevine care classes. The Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) viticulturist is an Assistant Professor in Oregon State University’s Department of Horticulture and a core faculty member of the Oregon Wine Research Institute.

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Growing Berries

May 29 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
North Mountain Park, 620 N Mountain Ave
Ashland, OR United States
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$20

Students will learn the secrets to successfully growing berries, with a focus on blueberries, raspberries and triple crown thornless blackberries. Gardeners will learn about soil preparation, feeding plants and the optimal watering cycles for berry species. Please register online or call the NMP Nature Center at 541-488-6606. WHO: Beginners or intermediate gardeners who want tips to growing a successful berry crop. WHAT: Learn to grow thriving and productive berry plants. INSTRUCTOR: Joel Heller has been growing fruit for over 8…

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June 2019

Free Community Gardens Tour

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Do you love gardening or want to garden but don’t have the space? This free, open community gardens tour at seven Rogue Valley locations shows you local spaces provided by a city or private entity that allow folks to pay a very small yearly fee to rent a plot. Garden with others, trade tips, and grow food and flowers for your personal use. Supported in part by the Jackson County Master Gardener™ Association, gardeners will be able to answer gardening…

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Free Community Gardens Tour

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Do you love gardening or want to garden but don’t have the space? This free, open community gardens tour at seven Rogue Valley locations shows you local spaces provided by a city or private entity that allow folks to pay a very small yearly fee to rent a plot. Garden with others, trade tips, and grow food and flowers for your personal use. Supported in part by the Jackson County Master Gardener™ Association, gardeners will be able to answer gardening…

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Growing Lavender in Southern Oregon

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Lavender is ideally suited for our hot, dry region, thriving with full sun, poor soil, and little water. It also attracts pollinators, and deer do not like it! Learn how to grow lavender and identify different varieties with Rosenelle Florencechild, Jackson County Master Gardener. It looks beautiful, smells great, and can be used to flavor food and drink.   About the Presenter: Rosenelle Florencechild began gardening as a child in Buffalo, New York, where both of her parents were avid…

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AAUW Spring Garden Tour

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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SIX private gardens will be open to the public June 8, 2019 as a fundraiser for AAUW scholarships for local women. Enjoy two gardens in Jacksonville and four gardens in east Medford highlighting sustainability and drought tolerance. View rock gardens, newly designed raised garden beds, and water features. Randy Perkins Art Glass will be available for purchase. Gardens are open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tickets are tax deductible: $20.00 (children 12 and under are free. Tickets available at all…

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Worm Composting with Kitchen Scraps

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Jackson County Master Gardener John Kobal will share how to turn kitchen scraps into valuable garden compost. Learn how to set up and maintain a worm bin using red wiggler worms. It’s fast, easy, personally satisfying, and beneficial to your gardening efforts. Subjects include: bin materials, acceptable kitchen scraps, worm ecology, ‘design dos and don’ts’, tricks to speed up the composting process, harvesting worm castings, and making worm tea. Worm boxes can be indoors or outside as long as a…

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The Future of Farming…is Regenerative!

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 28, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on May 9, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on May 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on June 9, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on July 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on August 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 11, 2019 at 1:00pm

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$30 – $130

The Future of Farming is a six part learning series about Regenerative agriculture. We will begin by laying the foundation for theory about regenerative agriculture, then the series will focus on connecting theory with practices in-the-field, and conclude with examples of farms that have successfully implemented these principles. Sign up for the full series for $130 or attend any session for $30. Visit www.ourfamilyfarms.org for more info and to register. SESSION 1: Featuring Dr. Ray Seidler, retired EPA scientist 1A:  Regenerating Soils: The…

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Plan, Plant, and Grow a Butterfly Garden

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Medford Library Medford, OR United States + Google Map

Learn how to attract butterflies, honeybees, birds, and other pollinators to your garden, and how to become a Certified Monarch Waystation and Certified Wildlife Habitat with Robin McKenzie, Jackson County Master Gardener. This class is suitable for both home gardeners and educators.   About the Presenter: Robin McKenzie is a certified Master Gardener, landscape designer, and founder of Rockbird Gardens. Her company specializes in replacing lawns with beautiful, native-based gardens, creating sanctuaries for people and wildlife.

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