Yamhill County Master Gardener Association

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    Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program

    events/2018MGClass/2018ClassFlyer.jpg What?

    • OSU Master Gardener Training classes begin the first week of January.
    • Classes will cover 22 different subjects over the 11 weeks. A complete schedule of the classes is now available from the Yamhill Extension Office. You can get an application ->here. You can view the class shchedule here.

    When?

    • Classes are held on consecutive Thursdays for 11 weeks. Classes begin the first week of January.
    • Classes are from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Some of the classes are online and you may do these from the comfort of your own home.

    Where?

    2050 NE Lafayette Avenue
    McMinnville, OR 97128
    Main office phone: 503-434-7517

    Who?

    • Classes are taught by either OSU Extension Faculty or highly experienced and well qualified OSU Extension Master Gardeners.
    • Classes are open to all residents of Yamhill County over the age of 18. Computers are used for online classes so some computer experience is necessary.
    • OSU Master Gardener mentor volunteers are available to assist and advise class members.

    Why?

    • Learn about the art and science of growing plants.
    • Learn about plants pests and control.
    • Meet people with similar interests and activities.
    • Make your garden more productive.
    • Become part of a highly qualified group of volunteers.

    Cost?

    • Instruction cost is $155.
    • Handbook cost is $35 which you keep.
    • Please inquire about scholarships to cover the cost of the program.
    • If you garden, you will probably recover all of the costs in your very first year of gardening through pest control or increased productivity.

    Additional Benefits?

    • Meeting new people
    • Making new friends
    • Social events of the YCMGA
    • Access to the MG Library

    How?

    • Call 503-434-7517, Yamhill County OSU Extension Office Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • or,
    • email Jade Wilson

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    Upcoming Events

    MAC Community Garden Classes
    on Raised Bed Organic Gardening

    Location: MAC community Garden

    May 19th - 11am - noon
    May 23rd - 1:30am - 2:30
    May 26th - 11am - noon
    May 30th - 1:30am - 2:30

    See flyer for details.

    On Going


    May 3rd - Aug 30 - 9am - 6pm
    MAC Farmers Market!
    Every Thursday on Cowl St between 1st and 2nd, downtown McMinnville

    May 30th - Oct 10th - 2pm - 7pm
    Newberg Farmers Market!
    Every Wednesday in Downtown Newberg

    Check out the OSU Gardening Radio program "To the Root of It" with Ray Van Blaricom and Kyle Hunter most Saturday's at 9am on McMinnville's KLYC 1260 Radio Station


    Also check out one of the many community project we support, the McMinnville Community Garden