Gardening Workshop Series

Host KBREC
Location South Suburban Branch Library 3625 Summers Lane
Date Apr 17, 2018
Time 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Klamath County libraries to host Gardening Workshop Series with Oregon State Extension Office

Klamath County Library District

Let’s get ready for the 2018 gardening season! The Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center is back with another series of gardening workshops, and this time around we’re focusing on gardening in the Klamath Basin climate.

Nicole Sanchez, an Oregon State University assistant professor in horticulture, will lead both budding and experienced gardeners through a variety of topics, from growing your own healthy food at home to designing a yard landscape designed to thrive in our high desert climate.

Sanchez has worked in the horticulture industry for nearly 30 years. She runs the Klamath County Master Gardener Program at the OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, and has worked extensively with both home gardeners and commercial fruit and vegetable growers.

No pre-registration or prerequisites are required to attend any of the workshops. Each monthly lecture will be offered twice, once at the downtown Klamath County library and once at the South Suburban Branch library, so feel free to choose the time slot that best fits your schedule! Our upcoming topics and workshop dates are:

Designing a Klamath Landscape
The Klamath Basin’s high desert climate presents unique challenges to gardeners. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to evaluate (and manage) your landscape needs and wants and how to avoid common mistakes.

  • Saturday, March 10th from 10 am to noon
    • Hosted at the downtown Klamath County Library - 126 South Third Street
  • Tuesday, March 13th from 1 pm to 3 pm
    • Hosted at the South Suburban Branch Library - 3625 Summers Lane

 

Trees and Shrubs for the Klamath Climate
Meet the species of trees and shrubs that will thrive in your yard, and get tips on the best times to plant them.

  • Saturday, April 7th from 10 am to noon
    • Hosted at the downtown Klamath County Library - 126 South Third Street
  • Tuesday, April 17th from 1 pm to 3 pm
    • Hosted at the South Suburban Branch Library - 3625 Summers Lane

 

Bees, Blooms & Beauty: The Importance of Flowers
Flowers are more than just pretty accents – they provide an important source of food to beneficial insects and pollinators! Learn how to use native flower varieties to benefit local wildlife, and get inspired by our example flower arrangements to decorate your home.

  • Saturday, May 5th from 10 am to noon
    • Hosted at the downtown Klamath County Library - 126 South Third Street
      Note: the Klamath Basin Garden Clubs are hosting a Flower Show at the downtown library that day, for even more inspiration!
  • Tuesday, May 15th from 1 pm to 3 pm
    • Hosted at the South Suburban Branch Library - 3625 Summers Lane

For more information about this workshop series, please call the downtown Klamath County Library at 541-882-8894 or the Oregon State Extension office at 541-883-7131. For more about the Oregon State University Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center and other programs they offer, see their website at oregonstate.edu/dept/kbrec.