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WE WANT YOU on the JCMGA Board!

| Beet 2021 07 July | No Comments

We are looking for new and experienced Master Gardeners to serve on our JCMGA Board for 2022. Could that be you, or someone you recommend (with their permission)? Please consider…

OSU Extension Master Gardener Program Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiative

| Beet 2021 07 July | No Comments

By Jim Buck Master Gardener 2018 Gail Langellotto, Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator, and LeAnn Locher, Statewide Master Gardener Outreach Coordinator, are facilitating a DEI Task Force. The Task Force includes…

Reopening and other program updates

| Beet 2021 07 July | No Comments

Dear Gardeners, This month, I have a few program updates to share with you, as Oregon ‘reopened’ on June 30. Read the full announcement from the governor’s office here. While…

Why native plants? Plant choice matters!

| Beet 2021 07 July | No Comments

By Lynn Kunstman Master Gardener 2012 Part One of a four-part series You may be aware of the nationwide movement to grow native plants in urban, suburban and rural landscapes….

JCMGA WANTS YOU!

| Beet 2021 07 July | No Comments

Greetings, gardeners! June provided us with a small, early, cool respite from the heat in late May. If July is anything like normal, we can expect lots of hot weather….

July and August: The gateway to fall harvest

| Beet 2021 07 July | No Comments

July and August are the gateway months for fall vegetables. Get out your leftover seeds and order more of those you don’t have enough of. Pull out that scraggly lettuce…

Cornival!

| Beet 2021 07 July | No Comments

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the festivities and food – especially the fragrance – of fresh popped corn. Whether buttered and salted, kettle, or as caramelized balls, popcorn is always…

OMGA 
Mini-College scholarships available

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

By Patrice Kaska Master Gardener 2016 The Oregon Master Gardener Association’s (OMGA) 2021 Mini-College is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 16-17. It will be all- virtual and the cost…

Summer creeping in after a scorching May

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

Greetings Master Gardeners. Summer is almost upon us. May was quite the scorcher, and it looks like that will be the default setting for this month as well. Like me,…

Community veggie start donations a success!

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

Dear Gardeners, Happy June! This month, I’d like to highlight incredible work done by some members of the 2020 class, plus include some other program updates. Community Veggie Start Donations:…

June is for leftovers

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

Remember last month I wrote that I think of May as a “race to the beginning” when I try to get everything in the ground to start growing as soon…

Watching out for the birds

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

By John Yuker Master Gardener 2019 We’re losing birds, by the billions. Which is why I wanted to mention a movement in which you devote 2/3 of your land to…

Second annual JCMGA photo contest opens

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

By Patrice Kaska Master Gardener 2016 The Jackson County Master Gardener Association Member Services Working Group (MSWG) announces its second annual photo contest. Although the actual contest will not take…

The root of all purple

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

Have you ever wondered what might have happened if Peter Rabbit’s pilfering Mr. McGregor’s garden had presented him not with an orange, but a purple carrot? He surely would have…

Landscaping with native plants

| Beet 2021 06 June | No Comments

By Lynn Kunstman Master Gardener 2012 Landscaping with native plants has many benefits. Here are seven steps you can take to help the environment and increase our declining bird populations….

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