Gardening Classes

Even with the fog, drizzle and chillier temperatures of January and February, many people can’t stop thinking about their gardens.  Classes offered by the Jackson County Master Gardeners encourage you to look forward to spring and to be prepared for all sorts of gardening related projects.

The schedule includes classes on home orchards, pollinator habitats, and the Oregon Bee Project.  These low-cost classes are offered just outside of Jacksonville at the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd in Central Point.

‘Home Orchards” Saturday, January 20, 2018, 10:00 am—12:00 pm

Dreams of luscious summer fruit start now. Whether planting a first tree or tweaking orchard performance, Master Gardener Phil Damewood covers the basics of home orchard planting, pruning, training, and pest and disease prevention.

Where: OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd in Central Point.
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door ($5 discount for Master Gardeners).
Register: Online at http://bit.ly/JacksonMG2017 or call 541-776-7371.

“Change the World With A Small, Thoughtful, Committed Pollinator Habitat In Your Garden”
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 3:00—5:00 pm

De-stress besieged pollinator populations by taking positive action in the home garden. Oregon State University Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health, Andony Melathopoulos, dives deeply into how home gardeners create, retain, or restore the pollinator habitat to reverse damaging effects.

Where: OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd in Central Point
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door ($5 discount for Master Gardeners)
Register: Online at http://bit.ly/JacksonMG2017 or call 541-776-7371.

“What is the Oregon Bee Project?”, Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:00—8:00 pm

With 500 bee species, Oregon has developed a state-wide strategy to keep Oregon bee-friendly. Oregon State University Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health, Andony Melathopoulos, introduces many weird and wonderful aspects of bees’ lives along with an overview of the Oregon Bee Project.

Where: OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd in Central Point
Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door ($5 discount for Master Gardeners)
Register: Online at http://bit.ly/JacksonMG2017 or call 541-776-7371.

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