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This year ’s Spring Gardening Seminar is again virtual

with all classes offered via 90-minute Zoom webinars.


Pre-registration and $5 payment per class are required (Payment is via Paypal only. A Paypal account is not required as you will be able to pay via a guest account).


You can register for one or all classes in a series: Morning or Afternoon. Once you choose a class, click on the Register button to complete your registration and pay for your class(es). Please send any questions to:

OSU Master Gardeners: All 8 webinars are approved for advanced education credit for the length of the classes (90 min).


The High Desert Gardening Battle CAN be Won! taught by OSU Master Gardener Vickie Minor

Saturday, April 1st, 10:00 a.m.

This class is for anyone in Central Oregon who wants to increase their success rate in gardening here. Gardening in the high desert is a challenge and this class focuses on research-based information that is essential to getting your landscape growing. It does not cover vegetables, but it does cover essentials including what you need to know about climate and the other key issues that impact the types of perennials, shrubs, trees, and annuals you should plant and what will thrive here. This webinar is also great for anyone who just wants more information on gardening in the area.

Can We Really Grow Vegetables in Central Oregon? taught by Ashley Joyce, Owner, Lead Gardener and Vegetable Enthusiast of Bend Urban Gardens

Saturday, April 8th, 10:00 a.m.

Central Oregon’s short growing season, drastic temperature swings, and sandy soil can make growing vegetables a (fun) challenge for new and experienced gardeners. Learn about proven techniques for setting your veggie garden up for success, including crop planning tips, along with an overview of season extension techniques and the benefits of raised garden beds.

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening and Irrigation Systems taught by OSU Master Gardener Vicky Kemp
Saturday, April 15th, 10:00 a.m.

This webinar session will cover efficient use of irrigation systems for Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening. The subject matter will include benefits of using raised beds, recommended orientation of beds to maximize heat from the sun, recommended size and spacing, recommended materials and methods to achieve this, soil types and drainage, use of timers, protection for burrowing rodents and more with time for questions and answers.

Elements of Greenhouse Construction taught by OSU Professor and Extension Horticulturist Amy Jo Detweiler

Saturday, April 22nd, 10:00 a.m. 

Class will cover design tips on greenhouse size, materials and location. Speaker will also cover tips related to heating, cooling, lighting, and watering.​


Opportunities and Challenges with Native Plant Landscaping in Central Oregon taught by Rick Martinson, PhD in Horticulture, Executive Director of Worthy Environmental

Saturday, April 1st,  1:00 p.m.

Central Oregon is a challenging place to garden. However, using plants native to our region can create a beautiful landscape while providing a host of other benefits including pollinator habitat, improved soil health, and a sense of place. This class will discuss some of the basic elements of planning and designing native plant landscapes, and will offer a look at a number of commonly available species that contribute to the beauty and function of these​ created spaces.

Limited garden space? Try a container garden! taught by OSU Master Gardener Joanne Abbott

Saturday, April 8th, 1:00 p.m.

If you don’t have space for a traditional in ground or raised bed garden, then container gardening might be perfect for you! Container gardening is a perfect way to maximize your small space and still grow those flowers, herbs and most veggies that you love. We’ll discuss some requirements and short cuts that will make you successful in your container gardening!​

It Takes a Mighty Avenger to Win the Battle Against Weeds! taught by OSU Master Gardener Toni Stephan

Saturday, April 15th, 1:00 p.m.

In this presentation, participants will have the opportunity to see photos of some of the most common garden weeds in Central Oregon in order to help viewers identify these weeds. The class will also go over basic weed prevention and control methods useful in the home garden or landscape. With knowledge from this presentation participants may be able determine weed control measures that fit their situation and skills.

Good Bugs, Bad Bugs taught by OSU Horticulture Professor Gail Langellotto

​ Saturday, April 22nd, 1:00 p.m.

Which Central Oregon insects are a gardeners’ best friend? Which insects can cause harm to Oregon’s farms, gardens, and natural resources? In this webinar, you will learn about beneficial insects, and how to attract them to your garden. You will also learn about emerging pests, and how to manage them in a way that does not harm surrounding wildlife. Build a garden that is beautiful AND ecologically friendly!

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