Native Plant Sale and Scholarship Fundraiser

Marion SWCD host Native Plant Sale, scholarship fundraiser The Marion Soil and Water Conservation Native Plant Sale and scholarship fundraiser will be held 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Road, Gervais, Oregon. Proceeds will fund scholarships for two Marion County students studying natural resources or agriculture at and Oregon […]

Study shows some urban gardens contain too much organic matter

If you’re a gardener, you’ve heard it a thousand times: Add compost to improve the soil, feed the microbes that release nutrients and grow better plants. But what if that isn’t always the case? Believe it or not, research by Oregon State University found too much organic matter can have a negative effect. Wait. What? […]

Set seeds on the right path with homemade planting medium

While you’re battling the winter blues, make your own seed-starting mix and plan for the gardening days ahead. Home gardeners can start vegetable and flower seedlings indoors from four to 12 weeks before the last average spring frost in their area, which means it’s time to get started. Making homemade planting medium can be more […]

When planning next year’s garden, turn to popular native plants

As you look back at last year’s garden and begin to plan next year’s,  consider the benefits of native plants. “There’s a new aesthetic,” said Weston Miller, horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “Gardeners want to connect to nature and the heritage of plants that grow in the Pacific Northwest.” Part of the draw […]

Dig into hundreds of publications from OSU Extension online catalog

The gardening season is over and chances are you had some failures. That’s okay. Every gardener does. To help turn your failures into successes – and learn much more – turn to Oregon State University Extension Service’s online catalog where you’ll find almost 200 garden-related guides. One of the most popular is Growing Your Own, […]

Kickoff the holiday season at Garden Gallery Iron Works

Saturday, November 16 at Garden Gallery Iron Works 2967 Industrial Avenue, Hubbard, OR Shop among their gorgeous fully-decorated Christmas trees and see the selection of beautiful holiday décor and gifts. Save 25% off your entire purchase during this event. Oregon artist Dean Crouser will be their special guest, 11am–2pm. They’re opening early for this event, […]

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