Welcome Potluck for 2018 MG Interns
     Plus, Keynote Speaker: Andony Melathopoulos, OSU

     What is the Oregon Bee Project?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Arrive 5:45pm (veterans bring your dishes at 5:30pm),

  • Potluck 6:00pm

  • Program 7:00pm

TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont St. (off street parking on SE 54th Ave.)



Did you know Oregon has 500 species of bees, including four species that are actively managed in ingenious ways for crop pollination? Come and learn who these bees are and some of the weird and wonderful features of their lives (you will leave knowing five very cool bees that are frequent visitors in our gardens and backyards). The talk will also provide an overview of a state-wide strategy to keep Oregon bee-friendly, a strategy that leverages the patchwork of gardens, pollinator-friendly crops and adjacent natural areas in order to build on our state’s rich endowment of bee biodiversity.

Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He has over 15 years of experience working together with commercial beekeepers and land managers to develop solutions for keeping bees healthy. Since 2016 he has been leading OSU’s efforts to design, implement and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program. He is on the Coordinating Team of the state-wide bee protection initiative, the Oregon Bee Project, and the host of a weekly podcast about pollinator health, PolliNation.

Welcome the 2018 Master Gardener Training class, our newest OSU Extension Service MG volunteers!

INTERNS—Just bring your appetite. Veteran Master Gardener chefs will be whipping up a nice spread of delectable delights for you to dine on and enjoy. Your guests are welcome. Please bring an empty plate and utensils for you and your guests (to cut down on disposable waste).  We start dishing up at 6:00pm.

INTERNS RSVP:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eacaf2ca6fc1-welcome1
NOTE: Interns you do not need to sign up to bring a dish, just RSVP for the number attending in your party.

VETERANS—Design a dish, bake a bread, capture a cake, or serve up a salad; it’s all welcome. Bring your dishes by 5:30 pm, so we can start serving on time at 6:00 pm. Also bring an empty plate and utensils (to cut down on disposable waste). Your contribution should serve 12 people, so there’s enough for all the vets, interns, and guests we expect. A card with the dish’s ingredients is helpful, for folks with dietary restrictions, along with any serving utensils. Be sure to put your name on your container and utensils, so they can be reunited with you.

VETERANS RSVP: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4eacaf2ca6fc1-welcome1
Veterans be sure to sign up for the type of dish you plan to bring. If you can help set up the room (at around 4:30 pm) or have any questions, call Carolyn Dixon at 503-257-4110.