About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

Food preservation hotline opens for the season

Get all your food preservation questions answered from safety to great recipes.

Don’t neglect to water garden in summer

Watering correctly will keep your garden thriving in hot weather.

Know what your plants need before fertilizing

Doing research up front helps you know which plants need fertilizer, how much and when to apply.

Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

Bats can eat their weight in insects in one day, providing important pest control.

OSU Master Gardener state conference open to all

Speakers will cover everything from climate change to making a birdhouse.

Get a leg up by learning which vegetable varieties do best

OSU Extension Service releases a new publication on the best vegetables to grow in western Oregon gardens.

25 plants for attracting native bees to the garden

About 500 -- perhaps more -- native bees make Oregon their home. Gardens are important habitat for these important pollinators.

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