Events

All About Blueberries
Presenter: Darren Morgan
February 18th, 2018 at 11 am
FREE
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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All About Blueberries
Presenter: Darren Morgan
February 21st, 2018 at 11 am
FREE
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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2018 BEE SCHOOL
February 24th, 2018; 9 am to 3:30 pm
Whether you are brand new to beekeeping or already have some experience, Bee School is an essential first step on the road to becoming a skilled, well-informed beekeeper.  Get a great introduction on how to keep bees in our unique Willamette Valley climate from local experts with many years of combined experience.
Cost:
$50 Individual
$75 Family (maximum 2 from same household)
Please contact us if you are a current paid member of LBBA – a $5 off coupon code is available for individual registrations
Box lunches are available for an additional charge of $10.
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Keeping Mason Bees
Presenter: Darren Morgan
February 25th, 2018 at 11 am
FREE
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.
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Spring Soil Testing
Richard Erickson from Horizon Distributors
March 4th, 2018, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
FREE
Stop in anytime between above times and get your soil health checked before spring planting. Richard will check your soil acidity and the nutrient levels, and give you advice on where you stand for spring planting.

All About Strawberries
Presenter: Darren Morgan
March 4th, 2018 at 11 am
FREE
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 spring.
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Onions and More – Gardening with the Allium Family
Presenter: Darren Morgan
Date: March 7th at 11 a.m.
Learn how to plant, harvest, and store onion; what varieties work best in the Pacific Northwest, the difference between short day, long day and day neutral varieties, and many other tips and pointers for having your best onion season yet!
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Getting Into Beekeeping
Presenter: Fred Selby
March 10th,11am to 12pm
FREE
REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
Interested in keeping bees but unsure how to get started? This class will provide you with an understanding of the financial and time requirements associated with beekeeping, basic tools and equipment, basic hive biology, and frequently asked questions about bees and their care. But most importantly it will fuel your passion for keeping these amazing creatures in your own backyard!
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Voles, Moles, and Pests
Presenter: TBA
March 10th at 2pm
FREE
This class will cover ways to deal with those pesky spring pests, including moles and voles. This is a great place to ask question and find the solution that works with your lifestyle.
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Voles, Moles, and Pests
Presenter: Darren Morgan
March 11th at 11am
FREE
This class will cover ways to deal with those pesky spring pests, including moles and voles. This is a great place to ask question and find the solution that works with your lifestyle.
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Planting for Pollinators
Presenter: TBA
March 17th at 11am
FREE
Class discussion will focus on who our local pollinators are, and why they are important. We will discuss the food and habitat needs of these pollinators, and how to landscape to encourage and develop pollinator populations.
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Planting for Pollinators
Presenter: Darren Morgan
March 18th at 11am
FREE
Class discussion will focus on who our local pollinators are, and why they are important. We will discuss the food and habitat needs of these pollinators, and how to landscape to encourage and develop pollinator populations.
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Carnivorous Plant Class
Presenter: Matt Blakeley-Smith
March 24th, 2018 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: $20
Did you know that you can grow Carnivorous Plants year-round in Oregon?  The secret to growing these bug eating plants will be revealed in this hands-on workshop.  Each participant will take home (2) mature flowering pitcher plants as well as the knowledge about how to cultivate them.  Visitors to your garden will marvel at these extraordinarily rare plants.  This is a hands-on workshop, so be prepared to get your hands dirty and wear appropriate clothes.
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All About Potatoes
Presenter: Darren Morgan
March 25, 2018 at 11 am
FREE
Learn how to plant, harvest, and store potatoes. We’ll discuss what varieties work best in the Pacific Northwest, preparation for planting, feeding, pest prevention, and many other tips and pointers for having your best potato season ever!
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Spring Open House
April 14th and April 15th

Starting A Vegetable Garden
Presenter: Darren Morgan
April 22nd, 2018 at 11 am
FREE
Learn how to plan, select, prepare, and plant a backyard vegetable garden. We’ll be discussing expected yields, layout, soil prep, planting, and care.
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Hive Inspection Basics Class
Presenter: Fred Selby
April 29, 2018 at 11am
Cost: $10
NOTE:  This is a classroom-based presentation, we will not be in the hives
Want to learn more about what you are seeing inside your hive? This course provides both beginning and experienced beekeepers with information about what they are seeing when they inspect their hives. Learn some tips for becoming a better observational beekeeper – a lot can be learned from watching your hive! We will also cover techniques for properly conducting inspections and how to read what your frames are telling you about the health and vitality of your bees.
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