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Oct 22

‘First Look’: OSU Research on Native Plants in the PNW Garden

2:00 pm EDT

Pre-register by clicking the 'Location' link above (use a desktop, laptop or the Zoom app on mobile devices). 

This webinar is part of the 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

Join us for a special offering in the OSU Extension Master Gardener Advanced Training webinar series.  “First Look” invites Oregon State University graduate students to share their research projects and results with Master Gardeners.

In this ‘first look’, Aaron Anderson (Ph.D. student in the OSU Department of Horticulture) will be introducing his research on gardening with native plants. Under the direction of Dr. Gail Langellotto, Aaron is researching native plants that support ecosystem services; that gardeners find attractive, and that they would want.  

Currently Aaron is running a large field trial at OSU's North Willamette Research Center studying 23 native Willamette Valley wildflower species. Aaron monitors the floral bloom, performs timed pollinator observations, and samples the insect community on each plot. Additionally, he is currently asking gardeners to rank the aesthetics of these flowers via an online survey. From this research, Aaron plans on developing pollinator-friendly planting lists of PNW native wildflowers that are also attractive to home gardeners.

Photos: Aaron Anderson, Oregon State University

Oct 23

Employment Resources for Military Spouses

11:00 am EDT

This is a free webinar hosted by the Personal Finance and the Family Transitions concentration areas of the Military Families Learning Network.

How to Join the Webinar:

You may connect via APAN Connect (recommended) or YouTube Live. For tech support for either system, email us at milfamln@gmail.com.

  • APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

    • To get the URL for the webinar, register in the grey box at the top-right of this page

    • Go mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)

    • If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Live

  • YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)

Visit our How to Join page for full information on viewing options and troubleshooting tips.


Ray Milano, 
Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)

Eddy Mentzer, Associate Director for Family Readiness & Well-Being
Oct 23

California 4-H Embracing Diversity & Fostering Inclusion - Not an easy task!

1:00 pm EDT

California 4-H leads the largest 4-H Latino Youth initiative in the nation. The initiative started in 2015 when the California 4-H team set high total enrollment expectations and achieve parity for Latino, Black and Asian youth. In 2016, we started a pilot program in seven counties, focused in the Latino community and hired bilingual and bicultural program representatives in an effort to introduce 4-H to the Latino community, our initial goal was getting to know the community and offered new and innovative 4-H delivery modes, like afterschool programs and day camps. After two years, California 4-H has increase total enrollment by 38.7%, the participation of the Latino youth in California 4-H by 89.3% and the number of counties which achieved parity by 70%. During our presentation we will share our challenges and opportunities during our journey in an effort to motivate the audience to embrace diversity and foster inclusion in their 4-H programs.
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