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Fall into Gardening Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie


10-Minute University ™ Presentations (25-minutes each)
09:00 Fall Gardening in the Vegetable Patch
09:30 Bugs – The Good, The Bad, The Annoying
• 10:00 Common Weeds
• 10:30 How to Maintain and Sharpen Garden Tools

 Soil pH Testing (9 – 11:30 a.m., up to 6 samples per client submitted by 11 a.m.)

For instructions on taking soil samples click here.

Master Gardeners will answer gardening questions during the event.


This event suits beginners and seasoned gardeners equally. Whether you grow ornamental or edible plants, 10-Minute University™ classes offer essential, reliable information in a concise format. Participants take home a handout that contains more resources on each topic.

Consider these tips for your vegetable garden: October is the best time to plant garlic, shallots, leeks; some root vegetables can be left in the ground and mulched for harvest through the winter; and simple protections can extend your harvest of some leafy vegetables. These are just a sample of the Fall Gardening in the Vegetable Patch class.

Our climate is good for growing all kinds of plants, weeds included. Common Weeds will highlight ten challenging weeds and share the most effective way to get rid of them. Applying this knowledge to your fall garden cleanup can save time and work next spring.

Another aspect of smart gardening is working in concert with nature, including the bugs that visit our garden. Often these bugs are hidden to the untrained eye until damage is rampant. Bugs – The Good, The Bad, The Annoying will showcase 25 bugs common to our region and offer tools to spot their presence. We will also discuss whether they are friends or foes to gardeners and how best to manage them.

Checking soil pH in the fall can help jumpstart spring planting. Amendments take time to work and now is a good time to add lime, if needed. We encourage customized analyses for your lawn, vegetable patch, rose garden and perennial bed. Each client may submit up to six soil samples taken from different areas of the garden.


This event is offered in support of the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener™ Program and in partnership with North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and the Milwaukie Center.

Accommodations request related to a disability should be made by September 25th to Jean Bremer, 503-655-8631, jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu


Garden Discovery Day FREE!!
coming again Spring 2015!
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive

Milwaukie, Oregon

Classes, clinic, free soil pH testing



Secrets of the Tomato Masters FREE!!
coming again Spring 2015!
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive

Milwaukie, Oregon

All about growning tomatoes, hear Master Gardeners talk about ...

  • Choosing the right plant
  • Comparing grafted plants to own-rootstalk plants
  • Transplanting
  • Planting
  • Cultural Techniques

Read the Pamplin Newspaper Clackamas Review story here.


These events are offered in support of the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener™ Program. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend any event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or email to jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu



Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.


Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.
Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.
Reachable: Call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.


Click here for more information on becoming a Master Gardener: What does it take to be a Master Gardener Volunteer?



Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


last updated on September 16, 2014