Mark your calendars!

As noted in previous newsletters, the annual metro-area Master Gardening training begins the week of February 5th-8th.  Remember that these classes are free to active Master Gardeners and provide continuing garden (re-certification) credit. Most importantly, however, they offer a chance to refresh your knowledge on topics of interest to most gardeners. If you go, be sure to sign in on the veteran’s log, and consider offering your help to the volunteers at the site. We have a very full class this year! Please take this opportunity to meet and encourage trainees - folks who we hope will join our Chapter.

Vets might wish to note that we have 3 new-to-us instructors this year, offering us some new perspectives and fresh ideas from 2 different counties, adding a bit of a new take on cross pollination!  

Week 2- Friday, February 15th, 1-4pm, Rachel Suits from Hood River speaking on Entomology

Week 4- Friday, March 1st, 9am-12pm, Sally Campbell presenting on Plant Problem Diagnosis Theory,

Week 4- Friday March 1st, 1-4pm,  Heather Stoven from the Yamhill program on Weed Management in the afternoon session.  

Beven has lined up some very interesting Noontime Chats for the Multnomah session including Jordis Yost on Chickens! Here is the schedule:

Week 2- Chip Bubl, GMOs (Timber Press Books will also be for Sale during Week 2)

Week 3- Claudia Groth, Slugs (Merchandise- Row Cover, t-shirts, etc- will be available for purchase during Week 3)

Week 4- Jordis Yost, Chickens (Timber Press Books will also be for Sale during Week 4)

Week 5- Xuan Sibell,  Herbs

Week 6- Sally Campbell, Gardening Best Practices

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