BCMGA Membership Meetings
Membership meetings are open to members of BCMGA, Master Gardeners, and trainees, as well as the public. These meetings are great opportunities to get acquainted with the Benton County Master Gardener community and learn something new at the same time. Meetings occur in January, February, March, April, May, and October. Each meeting includes a presentation that counts toward continuing education recertification hours.
Meetings may be attended via Zoom, but we encourage you to attend in person and enjoy social time before and after the meeting. Coffee and tea are provided, and you are welcome to bring a treat to share. We have a raffle for those who attend in person. You receive 1 raffle ticket for attending, 2 tickets for wearing your badge, and 3 tickets if you wear your badge and bring a treat.
Meetings are in the Sunset Room in the Sunset Building at 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333. Doors open at 6:30pm and the program starts at 7:00pm. Use the entrance on the east side of the building because all other doors to the building are locked at night.
2024 Meeting Dates
Monday, January 29, 2024
Monday, February 19, 2024
Monday, March 25, 2024
Monday, April 15, 2024
Monday, May 20, 2024
Monday, October 21, 2024
February 19, 2024 Meeting
Speaker: Gail Langellotto, Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University. Gail holds a B.S. in biology, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in entomology, all from the University of Maryland. She completed her post-doctoral studies at UC Davis, and was an Assistant Professor of Biology at Fordham University, prior to joining OSU in 2007.
Topic: We Study Gardens: an update from OSU’s Garden Ecology Lab
The OSU Garden Ecology Lab studies plant-insect interactions in garden spaces, healthy soils and soil microbes, and gardeners’ attitudes and actions related to native plants in garden spaces. In this presentation, Dr. Langellotto will share recent findings related to pollinator foraging on native plants versus native cultivars, and what this means for pollinator conservation in your garden.
March 25, 2024 Meeting
Speaker: Ebba Peterson, OSU - Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center
Topic: Introduction to OSU's Solve Pest Problems Project
Solve Pest Problems, a tool managed by the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center at OSU, is a user-friendly, online resource addressing pest issues around the home and garden. SPP has close to 200 peer-reviewed pages covering the management of problem weeds, household insects, mice, rats & other wildlife, as well as a number of plant pests and diseases. You can also find guides on how to use pesticides safely around your home and family. Learn more about SPP and how to manage pests around your home with reduced risk to people, pets, and the environment.
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Details for each meeting can also be found on the BCMGA website Calendar.