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Extension service offers how-to tips, gardening advice for anyone who wants to learn

With disruptions in the global food chain due to the COVID-19 epidemic, interest in home gardening is resurging as a way to have direct control over access to fresh foods.

COURTESY PHOTO: OSU EXTENSION - This year Master Gardeners are offering free online courses for home gardeners who normally have to pay for the classes.Oregon State University's Master Gardener series of webinars aims to assist gardeners with "how-to" tips and sound gardening guidance. Presented by both OSU Extension faculty and Master Gardener volunteers, the webinars can be viewed at leisure, in the comfort of your home or your garden. Check back weekly, for the latest webinars: https://beav.es/4hK

OSU Extension Service is also offering its online Vegetable Gardening course (part of the Master Gardener Short Course Series) for free.

This course is normally $45 but OSU is waving the fee through May 27. The series consists of 12 courses, each focusing on garden fundamentals to support growing a thriving, sustainable garden. To see the entire course schedule and to register for the free Vegetable Gardening course visit: https://beav.es/4fU

Got gardening questions? Wondering how to grow lots of sweet, juicy strawberries? Is something eating your rhododendron leaves? Would you like instruction on growing vegetables by seed? An OSU Master Gardener volunteer or Extension horticulturalist is just a click away to answer your gardening question via the "Ask an Expert" program: extension.oregonstate.edu/ask-expert

Learn more: metromastergardeners.org


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