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Lots of people in the Eugene are planting gardens for the first time. Here's a list of useful resources for local gardeners.

Free Gardening Resources

Plant a garden!

a picture of a container garden Spring is planting time, and people all across the country are planting growing things in beds, boxes, and containers. Here’s more information from LCC Learning Garden Specialist Kelly Hardin:

Growing food at home is a great way to get out into the fresh air, boost your mental health, and increase self-sufficiency. There’s a long history in the US of growing gardens during times of turmoil.
  • OSU Master Gardeners has made their online Vegetable Gardening Course FREE to all at this time! Take the course on your own time and at your own pace. The whole course takes about 4-6 hours.
  • Not sure when to plant when? Check out Oregon’s Tilth’s Planting & Harvest Calendar, which is specific to our PNW growing conditions.
  • Don’t have a yard? Don’t let that stop you- Try container gardening! (There are lots of “how to” guides on the Seed Savers Exchange website, as well.)
  • Looking for seeds? Seed companies are still shipping, although shipping times are a bit longer than usual as they respond to increased demand. I highly recommend supporting small, independent companies that are committed to producing organic seed. Some great PNW companies include: Adaptive SeedsSiskiyou SeedsWild Garden SeedUprising Seeds, & Territorial Seed Company. Under normal circumstances, the Eugene Library has a new Seed Library program with free seeds, so keep an eye out for when the library opens again.
  • Ready to learn more about our US food system? Edible Education 101 is an awesome online lecture series from MLK, Jr. Middle School in Berkeleywith many leading experts in the field.
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