Gardening series

OSU Hood River County Central Gorge Master Gardeners will offer a free virtual summer gardening seminar series called “Gardening to Save the World.” These one hour seminars will be presented by OSU professors and staff through a Zoom webinar format.

It’s easy to join these seminars. Just visit and click on each title to register for the seminars you wish to participate in. Then join in on the day of the seminar at 6 p.m.

“Participants will learn how small changes made in their own gardens can aid in saving our environment,” said a press release. “With multiple gardeners doing the same things across the globe, we can save the world!”

Each session of Gardening to Save the World will be interactive. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during each seminar, to be answered by the instructor. Join one or all six of the free seminars in this series, continued the press release.

  • May 20, Organic Gardening, presented by Erica Chemoh, OSU Extension Lane County commercial and community horticulture specialist
  • June 3, Drought Tolerant Plants, presented by Neil Bell,
  • OSU professor and community horticulturist
  • June 17, Insect Apocalypse: Real of Hype?, presented
  • by Gail Langellotto, OSU Master Gardener state coordinator
  • July 1, Pollinators, presented by Andony Melathopolous, OSU professor, pollinator health extension
  • July 15, Pesticide Safety, presented by Brooke Edmunds, community horticulture, Master Gardeners Linn and Benton Counties

(The series started on May 6 with Gardening for Birds, presented by Dana Sanchez, associate professor, extension wildlife specialist.)

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to spend time outdoors in your garden,” said the press release. “The satisfaction of growing your own food and flowers, watching the birds and pollinators that come to your garden and performing weed and pest control can ease the stress of isolation and uncertainty that we’re all feeling.”

Gardening to Save the World is a free virtual summer gardening series brought to you by the OSU Hood River County Extension Central Gorge Master Gardeners.

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