2019 OSU Master Gardener Training Registration NOW OPEN!

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Get the Real Dirt ~ Become a Master Gardener™!

2019 OSU Master Gardener™ Training Registration NOW OPEN!

 Registration is now open for the 2019 OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Training! The training includes all aspects of sustainable gardening in a fun and friendly environment.  Science-based curriculum is offered in a combination of in-person, online classes and hands-on workshops that run February through March.  This unique training is followed by volunteer educational outreach.

Become a garden educator and help your community to grow from the ground up!  Learn more and register TODAY!

A limited number of reduced-fee fellowships and scholarships are available.  The application deadline for the reduced fee slots is November 30, 2018.  For details and a link to the reduced fee slot application, visit our Master Gardener training webpage and scroll down to Option 3. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/become-master-gardener

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Hazeltine Park Planting and Ribbon Cutting

After a summer of radical landscape alteration, Hazeltine Park is looking fantastic and we need your help to complete this beautiful naturescape.

Join the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation to install hundreds of native, pollinator-friendly plants and cut the ribbon on the new natural landscape with our guest of honor and park namesake, Dick Hazeltine.  We will also be planting a tree to honor Mr. Hazeltine’s late wife, Opal Hazeltine, who was instrumental in the development of the original park.  (There will be a second event to finish spring planting on March 23rd.)

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WHEN: Saturday, December 1st, from 9am-12pm
(Everyone is welcome! Arrive at 8:45am for orientation, or feel free to join in as a second wave later on.)
WHERE: Hazeltine Park – 5416 SE Flavel Driv
Parking: on street parking available nearby in the neighborhood
Transit: Nearby bus stops on lines 71 and 75
Dress for the weather. We’ll have gloves, tools, and refreshments.

Please RSVP to attend the planting here!

Learn about the project here

Sign up on Facebook here

Click below to download and print a flier to share with your neighbors:

First Annual LGL Farm to Fork Dinner

From Learning Gardens Lab:

SAVE THE DATE!
Please join us for the Learning Gardens Laboratory first annual Farm to Fork Dinner!

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 6:00-9:00PM  at Learning Gardens Laboratory (6801 SE 60th Ave, Portland, OR 97206)

The evening includes:

  • A guided, edible tour through the garden
  • A multi-course meal prepared by PSU Eats Executive Chef Matt Steele
  • Each dish includes freshly grown produce from LGL, along with wine and beer pairings
  • Live entertainment
  • Storytelling by PSU students

All proceeds raised at the Farm to Fork fundraiser will support programming and development of the Learning Gardens Laboratory, including innovative garden-based education projects with Lane Middle School and Portland State University Capstone students. The mission of Learning Gardens Laboratory is to support academic achievement, leadership development, and local sustainable food systems by providing multicultural, interdisciplinary, intergenerational, and experiential garden-based education for public school students and their families, university students, and community members.  Please join us in celebrating the bounty of summer at this special event!

A vegan/gluten-free dinner option will be provided.

Portland summer casual party attire and garden-friendly footwear are encouraged.

Reserved sponsorship tables available, please contact Brittnee Gilbert.

Admission: $75 per person. Limited tickets are available, so please reserve your tickets now: Purchase Tickets

 

Final Spring LGL Work Party and Plant Sale

From Learning Gardens Lab: 

Work Party – Next Weekend!

Please join us for our final work party of the spring season on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

Work party projects:

  • Mulch madness!
  • Sprucing up the student beds
  • Painting signs

Please bring your own reusable water bottle and a snack to keep you energized.

Plant Sale!

Our final plant sale of the season will be during the work party on June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.

Plants for sale include:

  • Summer squash
  • Various flowers
  • Herbs
  • Houseplants

Plants will be for sale inside Greenhouse 5. Cash or check only.

Work Party and Plant Sale Reminder

A friendly reminder that our work party AND plant sale are happening next weekend, on Saturday, May 12th, from 10am-1pm.
Our work party projects for next weekend are:
  • Setting up drip-irrigation system
  • Installing a new sink at the water shed
  • Creating a bamboo fencing around the children’s play area
  • Pulling weeds
  • Cover cropping
Please remember to bring clothing appropriate for working outside (and sunscreen!), as well as a water bottle and snack.
The plant sale is cash only, and we recommend you bring a bag to carry plants home in. Can’t make it to this plant sale? Don’t worry! We have added another plant sale to celebrate our final work party of the season, taking place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 10am-1pm.