This has been a difficult week for so many here in Lane County and across Oregon, and I hope you and all your loved ones are safe. To the Master Gardener volunteers who have been evacuated from your homes, we are thinking of you and are here for you if you need anything. We are so grateful for all those working hard to save lives and property, and our hearts go out to all of the families and individuals who have been affected by the fires. For those looking to donate or seeking ways to help or volunteer to support the relief effort, please see the Lane County website and Lane COAD.
OSU Extension has received a lot of questions about the impact of smoke on gardens and soils. Factsheets from UC Cooperative Extension on ‘Produce Safety After a Fire’ and ‘Wildfire, Smoke and Livestock’ are attached to this email, and you can find additional resources at the links below:
Produce Safety After Urban Wildfire
In other news….
Fall Festival POSTPONED – Due to the widespread fires in Oregon we have decided to postpone the Fall Festival. We hope to reschedule for a date to be determined in October and will notify all of you once a decision has been made.
LCMGA Seminar September 22, 2020 at 7 pm
Rain Gardens: Landscaping that treats stormwater runoff for healthy streams.
Presented by Derek Godwin, Professor, OSU Extension Watershed Management
Register in advance to attend – https://oregonstate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MJnKZQjwSnWbCfdb4sew1g
Continuing Education Webinar Recordings
LCMGA Seminar Got Plant Problems by PDMGs Vickie Harrison and Jan Gano https://youtu.be/z5Iz7fsiAs8
Dueling with Diggers: Gophers, Moles, Voles, and Ground Squirrels
– Dr. Dana Sanchez
Winter Squash Research at OSU – Dr. Alex Stone and Lane Selman
Take care and be safe,
Erica and Jet, Master Gardener Program, OSU Extension Service – Lane County