The Yamhill County Master Gardeners Association and the Yamhill County OSU Extension Service are pleased to announce that the 7th annual Spring into Gardening event will be held on March 16th, 2019. The mission of Master Gardeners is to promote sustainable gardening through quality public education. The Spring Into Gardening seminar is the premier educational gardening event in Yamhill County. 

This year’s event will be held at the McMinnville Community Center at 600 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128.

Doors open at 8:00 AM, sessions run from 8:45AM to 4PM. 

Speakers and Topics 

  • Slug Hunting: Know Your Enemy - Claudia Groth - Master Gardener, Multnomah County 

  • Native Plants and Pollinators - Aaron Anderson, OSU Graduate Research Student 

  • Introduction into Permaculture and Permaculture Design - Andrew Millison, OSU Department of Horticulture 

  • Climate Change in the Willamette Valley - Ed Squiers, PhD Botany 

  • Organic Pesticides - Kaci Buhl, OSU Extension 

  • Managing Clay Soils - Linda Brewer, OSU Faculty Research Assistant, College of Agricultural Sciences 

  • Bonsai - Gardening With Living Art - Keith Wingfield, Master Gardener, Yamhill County 

  • Do You Need a Soil Test for Your Garden - If so, Now What? - Anna Ashby, Master Gardener, Yamill County 

  • Watering and Irrigation - Jeff Cope, Home Grown Gardens, Corvallis 

  • Weed Management or Knee Deep in Weeds - Chip Bubl, Associate Professor, OSU Extension Service 

  • It Is Time to Take On Invasive Pests - Joshua Vlach, Entomologist Oregon Department of Agriculture 

  • Grow Awesome Fruit Trees - Joseph Postman, USDA Research Service, National Clonal Germplasm Repository 

A lunch is included in the registration fee. Snacks and beverages will be available during all of the breaks. Plants and limited Garden Items will be for sale during breaks and lunch 

Presented to you by OSU Extension Service and the Yamhill County Master Gardener’s Association. Profits will fund continuing education for Yamhill County residents and college scholarships for Yamhill County high school seniors. 

Register online at or contact Yamhill County OSU Extension Office by calling 503-434-7517 

Regular Registration: $25.00/person 

Master Gardener Registration: $20.00/person 

Students - with ID: $15.00/person 

Walk-in day of event: $30.00/person