Courses

Learn everything you need to know about addressing the unique challenges of gardening in Central Oregon. An OSU Certified Master Gardener? will cover all aspects of gardening including vegetable gardening. Water conservation techniques will be also be covered.


May 18-20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create a unique miniature garden that will fit in any space and bring you joy every day. This is a fun and creative DIY project using items from your favorite garden center or up-cycled items from around your home or any local thrift store. Participants will create their own unique Zen garden with step-by-step instructions from the instructor. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, May 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Landscape professionals and homeowners can learn about drip and low volume irrigation, including the basics of how a typical irrigation system works, and steps to convert a traditional sprinkler zone into a drip zone.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Central Oregon's climate creates a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This course will explore garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques, and recommended herbs for this region.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Indoor plants can boost moods, reduce stress, clean the air, and exude healing energy as you nurture them and watch them grow. In this course, learn five quick care tips, explore the best houseplants for the Central Oregon climate, learn how to make a houseplant thrive in your own home, and much more.


Saturday, June 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard. Whether you want to provide food for your family, save money, get exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful harvest.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Tomatoes are the most popular garden crop in the USA, yet they are considered by many Central Oregon gardeners to be notoriously difficult to downright impossible to grow. In truth, tomatoes, like all plants, have basic requirements that can be successfully met, even in our high desert climate. Learn the most important factors for success, including light, temperature, variety, and location.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover the regional bounty and find out how to identify and use locally available medicinal plants. Holly Hutton, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, will teach you how to ethically wildcraft, identify plants, and understand how they were traditionally used.


June 23-26, 2021, Bend Off-Campus & Online