Learn How to Compost

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizers of a monthly compost workshop say this weekend is especially important because of all the falling leaves. The OSU Extension Service is holding the workshop Saturday, Nov. 1 at BRING Recycling from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Trained compost specialists will deliver hands-on learning covering the basics, like how composting works and which … Continue reading »

Drought Could Help Save OSU Extension

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Supporters of the Jackson County OSU Extension say they hope the drought year will influence voters as they head to the ballot booths next month. A tax district for the extension will appear on the May ballot, giving voters the chance to weigh in on a levy of about a nickel per … Continue reading »

4-H Enrollment to Open

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State University Extension Service says it will open enrollment for its 4-H Youth Development Program. OSU Extension says it will open enrollment to Lane County residents on October 1. “It has taken a lot of work to get 4-H reestablished in Lane county” said John Punches, Regional Administrator for Extension … Continue reading »

Neighbors Discuss Kaufman House Options

EUGENE, Ore. — The Trude Kaufman House is currently vacant, and neighbors say that it’s attracting unwanted visitors. They’re hopeful a new tenant could solve the problem. Neighbors say they’ve noticed problems with people loitering and starting fires at the vacant building. So on Tuesday night they’ll discuss a future for the building that was … Continue reading »

The Sustainable Table: How to Can

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — “It’s not really brain surgery,” said Laura Hinrichs, a master food preserver with the OSU Extension Service, when describing canning. “If you read carefully and have the equipment, you can do it.” In her east Springfield home, nestled along an offshoot of the McKenzie River, Hinrichs provides a step-by-step tutorial of the … Continue reading »

Fall Gardening Festival

EUGENE, Ore. — As the Fall leaves start to show their color already, so has the Fall gardening season. The 2012 Fall Gardening Festival kicked off Saturday. The event combines activities and workshops, like how to grow great garlic and ways to create a low-cost greenhouse, dozens of vendors, featuring handmade local garden art, and … Continue reading »

Neighbors Weighing in on OSU Extension Building Options

February 3, 2011 By Gia Vang EUGENE, Ore. — A neighborhood association is weighing in on two proposals on what to do with the empty OSU Extension Service building at the Lane County Fairgrounds. The Jefferson Westside Neighbors say they’ve talked with the Lane Events Center and St. Vincent de Paul, both groups who put in proposals … Continue reading »