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Canceled: Seeds of Spring Gardening Conference
March 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm$40.00
Our partners at the Josephine County OSU Extension are hosting a gardening conference this coming Saturday at the Rogue Community College (3345 Redwood hwy) in Grants Pass. Join us!
There are a number of sessions devoted to native plants and pollinators. You can register online for this event HERE. Please see below for more details about a few of the sessions being offered.
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Rewilding your Garden (9:00 – 10:30) Phylis McIntosh, Master Gardener
How to use native plants and simple principles to make your garden more alive, fertile and interesting.
What Bees Want (10:45 – 12:15) Sharon Schmidt and Mike Miller, Cascade Girl Organization and local beekeeper.
Any gardener can help bees and some may even want to improve fruit set and pollination by keeping bees. Here’s how to do it by helping them to do what THEY want to do.
Creating a Year-round Pollinator Garden (1:15 – 2:45) Phylis McIntosh, Master Gardener
What we learned building the Josephine County Master Gardener Climate Garden. Basic ideas you can use in your own garden to provide habitats for pollinators and other beneficial insects.
Create Pollinator Habitat with Native Seeds (3:00 – 4:30) Kathryn and Sean Prive, Rogue Native Plant Partnership and The Understory Initiative
Native plants support pollinators, wildlife, and require less resources to thrive. This talk is aimed at helping landowners better understand why, how, when, and where to plant and replant with native species including wildflowers, grasses, shrubs and trees. Special areas of focus will include restoration of understory plant communities as well as recommendations for how to source locally grown native plant materials and information about current efforts to increase the regional native plant supply.
Basic Botany for Plant Identification (1:15 – 2:45) Erika Szonntag, OSU Extension Service
Come brush up on your plant identification skills! We’ll review botany concepts that relate to plant identification, including plant families and their patterns, and get some practice with hands-on activities.