Seed Planting

A nice gathering of garden club members met in N. Mountain Park’s greenhouse last Tuesday for a seed planting workshop. Their focus was planting containers of native wildflower seeds, so that by May 11th these wildflower pollinator plants would be ready to sell at the club’s annual plant sale.


Gardening Class

Preparing Your Soil for Winter

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Time: 6:00—8:00 pm

Join Master Gardener and soil scientist, Scott Goode, to learn how to use cover crops, mulches and tarping to turn winter and early spring into productive periods in your garden calendar. Save time and money for spring planting by using Goode’s tips on nitrogen fixing winter crops and understanding soil biology.

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 or call 541-776-7371

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Tool Time Tune Up

20130706_toolsIt is almost Spring, so it’s time to get your tools ready for gardening. 

Gregg and Karen are offering their tool tune up workshop.

Tool Tune Up
Where: 2209 Talent Ave, Talent, OR
This is Homestead, look for signs & park on the road
When: Saturday, March 14th
Time:  10am to 4pm
(drop by any time between those hours)

What to bring:
Tools to work on
Parts that need replacing (like handles, or blades)
Snacks (for yourself or to share)
Drinks (non-alcoholic)

Workstations will be set up in the barn.
We provide sand paper, files, grinders, wire wheels, sanders, walnut and sesame oil for handles.
There is also a welder for minor repairs that need to be welded.
We’ll have safety glasses and ear plugs, but feel free to bring your own.

This is a free community event, however, donations will be accepted.
See you there!
Karen Taylor

The Gardeners Pen

The Gardeners Pen, Oregon Master Gardener Association newsletter is available:

“I would particularly like to draw your attention to the information in the Gardeners Pen, about the annual OMGA Gardeners MiniCollege which will be held on July 12th-13th at the LaSell’s Stewart Center on the Oregon State University Campus. Details about the MiniCollege are at”

Bob Reynolds, Master Gardener Coordinator
Oregon State University Extension Service Jackson County