2012 Lane County Fall Gardening Festival

2012 Fall Gardening Festival


People will be able to learn many gardening tips at the 2012 Fall Gardening Festival, sponsored by Oregon State University Extension Service - Lane County Master Gardener Association. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C Street, Springfield.

Many activities are planned:

* Garden related vendor booths
* Ask-a-Master Gardener booth
* Children’s activities
* Locally created garden art and used book sale
* Apple press demonstration
* Tomato taste off, your vote needed
* Bake sale

Talks on a variety of gardening topics

Photo of greenhouse


10:30 am-11:30 am
· Making low cost greenhouses and cloches
· Raising chickens in your backyard
· Growing beautiful bulbs




12:30 pm-1:30 pm
· Making herbal lotions and lip gloss
· Bokashi composting
·  Creative container gardening

2 pm-3 pm
· Converting lawns to vegetable gardens
· Growing great garlic
· Growing mushrooms at home

For more information call the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener hotline at 541-344-5859 or visit: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/gardens. Master Gardeners are on duty at the OSU Extension Service office located at 783 Grant Street, Eugene, Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.

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