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Grow healthy food and essential plants, design and create sustainable landscapes, and discover how plants improve people’s lives and livelihoods in the Department of Horticulture.
Our food and farming programs solve problems and create opportunities for farmers and horticultural industries in Oregon and the nation.
Our programs in environmental management of natural and built environments combine horticultural, restoration, and social sciences to enhance lives and livelihoods.
“When we compare the Willamette Valley of Oregon to other areas of the country, probably the biggest difference is the dominate grass in home lawn is perennial ryegrass,” says Alec Kowalewski...
You’ve decided to go organic in the garden, but the products staring back from the nursery shelves seem as daunting as the bugs and diseases they’re meant to control.
First, take some advice from Weston Miller, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service. Stop, take a breath and evaluate your garden.
“Gardening can easily be considered a moderate activity,” says Bradley J. Cardinal, Ph.D., professor of exercise and sport science, Oregon State University...
“One of the keys to getting kids interested in gardening is to get them engaged,” said Joy Jones, Oregon State University Extension Service master gardener coordinator in Tillamook County.