Early Earth Day and Arbor Day

ASHLAND, Ore. — Thousands celebrated Earth Day early at ScienceWorks in Ashland Saturday. There were 65 exhibits showing visitors different technologies, tips for energy conservation, waste management, habitat restoration and even a cardboard city. One of the event coordinators, Paige Prewett, says the focus of the event was education. “All of the exhibitors are here … Continue reading »

Oregon Trout Season Officially Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting next week, trout season will begin for many Oregon anglers with the opening of several popular fisheries. On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of miles of rivers and streams and many lakes will open around the state for trout fishing. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says while many lakes and … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Succulents

Medford, Ore. — Succulents are a great option for those without a green thumb.  They do well in different environments and don’t need too much attention. If you would like more information, watch our ‘In the Garden’ segment or contact the OSU Master Gardener near you. Jackson County - (541) 776-7371 Josephine County - (541) 476-6613 Klamath … Continue reading »

Goodwill Going Green for Earth Day

MEDFORD, Ore. – Earth Day is less than a week away, which is prompting people to try out a new trendy way to recycle. It’s called “up-cycling.” The process takes old, used objects that have lost their function and turns them into something else, with a new purpose. Whether you have clothing, shoes, electronics, or even … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Germinating Seeds

Medford, Ore. – If the summer temperatures have you thinking about your summer garden, you can start preparing now.  You can do that by germinating summer plant seeds. OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker said, “We can actually start them indoors so we can get a nice plant going and then put it outside when the … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Too Early for Tomatoes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Even though tomato plants are for sale in stores right now, experts say it’s too early for planting. There will likely be freezing temperatures overnight through the end of May and those nights can ruin certain warm-weather plants. The Oregon State University Extension’s Master Gardener Jane Moyer explains in this week’s, “In … Continue reading »

Energy Efficiency at Home

Medford, Ore. — Later this month we’ll celebrate Earth Day.  It’s a day to think about the environment and energy efficiency.  There are ways you can go green in your home each day. Clean Energy Works’ Ben Scott said there are many ways to do that.  That includes using LED lights, faucet air raiders and … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Caring for Roses

Medford, Ore. – OSU Master Gardeners say the basic rule of rose care is fertilizing every six weeks. When it comes to fertilizing, they say you can use systemic fertilizer or an organic fertilizer.  If you chose the organic fertilizer you’ll have to take an extra step to control bugs. Along with pests, you’ll be dealing with … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Potatoes and Onions

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s the first week of April, which is the perfect time to start planting your cold crops. Potatoes and onions can be planted in a small garden bed, OSU Master Gardeners say just to be sure it’s deep enough for a hole about eight inches deep. “This is the only time you can … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Summer Bulbs

MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s spring and that means it’s time to get out in the garden and think about your summer garden. You may think of planting bulbs in the fall, but OSU Master Gardeners say you can plant different bulbs in the summer.  ”There are a lot of bulbs you can put in right … Continue reading »

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