Fall Gardening Festival - Lane county Extension Service

Learn how easy it is to grow your own food at the 2009 Fall Gardening Festival, sponsored by Oregon State University Extension Service and the Lane County Master Gardener Association. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the OSU Extension Service office, 950 West 13th Ave. in Eugene.

This year’s activities focus on people who are new to gardening and food preservation:

· Workshops on sustainable landscapes, composting and winter gardening, adaptive gardening, and pruning techniques.
· Master Food Preserver demonstrations on canning, freezing, and food drying.
· A gardening area where youth and their parents can learn from the Growing with Kids School Garden Project and the Laurel Valley Educational Farm Activity.
· Building wildlife housing for your backyard, including kits and instruction for birds, bats, butterflies, and insects that are important to garden pollination.
· A silent auction, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., with gardening supplies, locally created garden art, gardening tools, and more.
· Wine making techniques, with examples of how to successfully use a variety of fruits in this ancient process for food preservation.