Courses

This class will explore ways to create various layers of shade and provide the canopies that woodland plants need to thrive. Learn about the hardy varieties of native woodland plants that do well in Central Oregon.

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Learn how to create a beautiful Cottage Garden to enjoy all summer long! Whether created in a small space or on acreage, this old-fashioned style of garden can feature fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
This course will cover the basics of growing flowers in Central Oregon from the ground up. It all begins with building good soil and creating a plan for planting a variety of flowers that do well in Central Oregon.

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Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques and recommended herbs for this region.
It is possible to have a successful garden in our challenging region! Join Master Gardener, Liz Douville, to learn about climate, soil basics, fertilizers, compost and watering requirements. his class is a great first step for those who are new to gardening in the high desert, and a chance for seasoned gardeners to find fresh ideas for an existing garden.
During this one-day workshop, students will work with a professional florist learning basic floral design principles. Create floral arrangements using fresh flowers with focus on topics for special events and weddings.

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Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season.

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In this class, students will learn the basics of plant health care involving damage and stress caused by living agents. Dive into the many kingdoms of life to learn more about the organisms that feed on and damage our foliated friends.
In this class, students will explore various causes of plant stress due to abiotic issues. This class is a primer towards understanding basic plant health and how to foster happier plants through proper soil care, watering, and nutrient management.

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Learn the most important factors for growing tomatoes including light, temperature, variety, and location, location, location. The instructor is an experienced Bend gardener who grows 20-25 varieties of tomatoes annually.

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Central Oregon's short growing season can be a challenge to vegetable gardeners. Learn about the best choices and planting dates for various crops to extend the season for frost-sensitive plants. Novice gardeners and those new to Central Oregon will benefit from this class taught by an OSU Master Gardener.