Tips to jumpstart your garden will be offered March 2

Learn tips to jumpstart your garden March 2

The Oregon State Extension Service Master Gardeners are planning a free Garden Discovery Day on March 2 at the Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie. The event features 10-minute classes from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is for gardeners of all skill levels. The 10-Minute University sessions cover a wide range of information in a concise format. Two classes are offered every 30 minutes. The schedule includes these classes:

9 a.m. — Early season vegetables and lawn care

9:30 a.m. — Raised bed gardening and pruning trees and shrubs

10 a.m. — Introduction to berries and spring garden maintenance

10:30 a.m. — Pruning fruit trees and starting your vegetable garden

11 a.m. — Mason bees and edible landscaping

11:30 a.m. — Gardening with compost and mulch and managing slugs and snails

Attendees can also have their garden soil pH tested and receive advice on amendments.

A gardening clinic will also be held and seasoned Master Gardeners will provide personalized advice on gardening questions.

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Oregon State University in the science of gardening. They provide free advice that is research-based, reliable and localized to this area. They promote sustainability by encouraging gardening practices that conserve water, improve soil health and protect the environment.

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