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.

More than 30,000 students participate in inaugural year of statewide Outdoor School

Three-quarters of Oregon’s eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the inaugural year of the statewide Outdoor School program.

The winter garden doesn’t have to be bare of flowers

Many plants bloom in winter, including witch hazel, sasanqua camellia, wintersweet, sweetbox, jasmine, hardy cyclamen and hellebores.

Just say ‘no’ to bad gardening practices

Let OSU Extension experts pave the way to truth when it comes to practices in the garden.

Time spent in the garden now saves work in spring

Cooler weather is calling us inside, but it's a good time for getting things done in the garden.

Insects and spiders out to find shelter for winter

The insects trying to get into homes aren't going to hurt humans or houses.

Hydrangeas play a pretty role in the garden

Hydrangeas play many roles in the garden, whether it's shining in a special place or creating a hedge.

Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.

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