Sustainable Table: Pumpkin Power

MEDFORD, Ore. — One Southern Oregon farm is harvesting hundreds of pumpkins and not a single one will turn into a jack-o-lantern or seasonal pie. Think pumpkin bread or pumpkin latte or pumpkin pie is the only pumpkin-y option this time of year? What about pumpkin seed oil or pumpkin seed butter? While the perfect … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Gourds

You’ve seen them everywhere from the garden, to the grocery store, to the craft store. In this segment, we talk about gourds. OSU Master Gardener Laurin Parker joins us in the garden to show the different uses of gourds, including using gourds as a bird’s nest and using them for decoration. The OSU Master Gardeners … Continue reading »

JoGro Will Remain Open

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A facility in Josephine County that disposes of yard trimmings and waste water bio-solids will remain partially open. In September, the Grants Pass City Council decided to close down JoGro and save money by taking waste to the Dry Creek Landfill in White City. On Thursday night, however, the council discussed … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Geraniums Indoors

In the last segment, we looked at bringing scented geraniums inside for the winter. In this segment, OSU Master Gardner Dotti Becker tells us what other kinds of geraniums do well indoors. In the video above, Becker describes dwarf and miniature geraniums, fancy-leaved geraniums, and propagating geraniums. The OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: Food Integrity

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The concern over what’s in our food has inspired a new movement in Josephine County and it’s delivering GMO-free options right to your table at some of the area’s most popular restaurants. Rossos Trattoria in Grants Pass is celebrating 13 years with a new adventure: it’s one of ten restaurants participating … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Geraniums

OSU Master Gardener Jim and Dotti Becker join us in the garden to talk about geraniums. In the video above, Jim and Dotti explain scented geraniums. They talk about the beauty of their leaves shape, color, texture and, of course, scent. They also discuss how to cook with scented geraniums. The OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Changing Beds

When the season changes, you should also change your garden beds. In the video above, OSU Master Gardener Teresa Reavis talks about changing beds for the changing season. The OSU Master Gardeners Hotlines: Jackson County: 541-776-7371 Josephine County: 541-476-6613 Klamath County: 541-883-7131 Curry County: 541-247-6672

In the Garden: Storing Tools

MEDFORD, Ore. — The fall has really moved in and that means to be one step ahead, it’s time to start thinking about winter and putting our gardening tools away. In the video above, OSU Master Gardener Janet Rodkey shares tips on care, cleaning & sharpening of tools before storing them for winter. The OSU … Continue reading »

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bill on GMOs

ASHLAND, Ore. — A bill to regulate crops and seeds statewide is now on its way to Governor Kitzhaber’s desk. If the bill is signed into law, it would prohibit counties and cities counties from regulating genetically modified crops on their own. Jackson County is currently exempt from the bill because it has already qualified … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Trees

MEDFORD, Ore. — This time of year is an ideal time to plant trees in our area. OSU Master Gardener Rhianna Simes tells you when and how to plant a tree. Simes says fall is the ideal time to plant trees in the Northwest, especially once they are dormant or have lost their leaves. Planting at … Continue reading »

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