Classes & Events

FRUIT TREE PRUNING CLASS
Saturday, January 25th @ 10:00am
Instructor: Chris Shonnard
Here is another opportunity to attend this widely popular class to learn all about pruning fruit trees. We’ll cover a number of horticultural techniques that control growth, remove dead or diseased wood, and stimulate the formation of flowers. We encourage you to dress warm as there may be an outside demonstration.
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FRUIT TREE SPRAYING CLASS
Sunday, February 2nd @ 11:00am
Instructor: Darren Morgan
Learn the proper techniques, timing, and products for fruit tree spraying. Proper care in the dormant season can alleviate disease and insect problems during the growing season.
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SEED STARTING CLASS
Wednesday, February 5th @ 11:00am
Instructor: Rachel Barnhart
This class will cover everything you need to know to start seeds for your spring garden: seed starting schedules, variety selection, options for containers and media, where and how to start seeds along with when and how to plant them outside.
CLASS IS FULL – Register to be on Waitlist

ALL ABOUT BLUEBERRIES
Sunday, February 16th @ 11am
Instructor: Darren Morgan
We’ll be discussing the varieties that are available this year and when they’ll be ready for picking. Learn the basics on planting and care to produce the best crop this summer.
CLASS IS FULL – Register to be on Waitlist

ALL ABOUT BLUEBERRIES
Wednesday, February 19th @ 11am
Instructor: Rachel Barnhart
We’ll be discussing the varieties that are available this year and when they’ll be ready for picking. Learn the basics on planting and care to produce the best crop this summer.
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FREE BEES! SWARM CATCHING CLASS
Cost: $40
Saturday, February 22nd @ 1pm
Instructor: Fonta Molyneaux, Wild Everlasting Farm
Free Bees! Learn to acquire Honeybees the old fashioned way with swarm catching, trapping and bait hives. This class will teach all the tips and tricks needed to ready your efforts for swarm season! This class is one part lecture and one part DIY swarm trap making! By using an all natural lure and everyday materials we will create a swarm trap that can be used season after season. Materials are provided.
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KEEPING MASON BEES
Sunday, February 23rd @ 11am
Instructor: Darren Morgan
This class will give ideas to increase pollination in early bloomers with solitary bees. Get the tips for proper nesting material, food sources, and raising your own cocoons.
CLASS IS FULL – Register to be on Waitlist. Also check out the Linn County Master Gardeners BEEvent