The Linn County Master Gardeners and the Lebanon Garden Club have announced a joint venture: they are sponsoring the Lebanon Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series, held each month from noon until 1:00 pm throughout 2018. The talks are free, and will be held at The Lobby, 661 S Main St in Lebanon, thanks to the generosity of owner Brock Byers. Please join us! The schedule of topics is listed below:
January 8: Gardening on the Cheap – Master Gardener Jill Van Buren
Gardening doesn’t need to cost a lot of money. Jill will share her ideas
and we want to hear yours!
February 12: Mason Bees – Master Gardener Susan Morton
The “Bee Czar” will tell you about Mason Bees, and why they are so important.
March 12: Starting Seeds — Trudie Bason of Timeless Gardens
Getting your plants off to a good “start”.
April 9: Planting for your Pantry – Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Janice Gregg
Our skilled and versatile double Master will tell us how to plant what
you want to eat and what to do to preserve it.
May 14: Transplanting Your Seedlings – Master Gardener Betty Goergen
How to successfully transplant your precious seedlings so they thrive.
June 11: Herbs – Master Gardener Nona Burkhart
Nona will talk about the wonderful world of herbs and how to grow them.
July 9: Growing Coffee and Tea — Brock Byers of The Lobby
Our host Brock, who has delicious coffee, will talk about growing coffee,
and he thinks we may be able to grow tea in the Willamette Valley!
August 13: Garden Ergonomics – Master Gardener Karin Magnuson firstname.lastname@example.org
Tips for working smarter, not harder.
September 10: Tomatoes! — Lisa Almarode of Fairweather Farms
Lisa, an expert on tomato varieties, will tell us about them.
October 8: Planting Shrubs for Year-Round Interest — Trudie Bason of Timeless Gardens
Which shrubs will give you a continuous display?
November 12: TBD – Pat Gruebele of Green Thumb
December 10: Composting – Master Gardener Larry Steele
Larry will tell us about composting, and possibly vermiculture.