We offer a variety of workshops and events at the Starker Arts Garden for Education. Click on any of the links below to get the details on specific programs!

EVENTS

SAGE Summer Concerts 

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Supper at SAGE

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Fall Harvest Party

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Cooped Up in Corvallis  

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WORKSHOPS

Learn new skills and dig deeper into garden topics with some of the great gardeners from our community.  All workshops take place at the SAGE garden unless noted otherwise, and are approximately 2 hours long. Registration is required as space is limited. 

We had a great summer full of fun-filled and informative workshops at SAGE. Check back in the springtime to see our workshop list for 2017, or see the list of workshops we offered in 2016 below: 

 

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The Buzz on Garden Bugs

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Discover the secret lives of yard and garden pests with Melissa Scherr, the Executive Director of the Northwest Entomological Research Center. Come learn how to collect bugs at home, identify common species, and promote “beneficial” insects in your garden at this fun family workshop! Register at the bottom of this page.


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Willow Basket Weaving

(Art in the Garden Series, Part 1)

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In part 1 of this 3 part Art in the Garden series, learn how to grow, harvest, and forage basket-making materials sustainably. Practice proper harvesting techniques and make your own small willow basket to take home. Register at the bottom of this page.


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Sunflower Stalk Ladybug Houses

(Art in the Garden, Part 2)

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In part 2 of this 3 part Art in the Garden series, spend the morning learning how to harvest and craft sunflower stalks into homes for these beneficial garden insects. Everyone will get to make their own sunflower stalk ladybug house to take home. Register at the bottom of this page.


Botanical Illustrations with Laurel Thompson

 

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Take a closer look at all of the beautiful shapes and colors that the garden has to offer. Practice illustrating leaves, flowers, and fruit, and learn a few different techniques for applying color, texture, and shading using watercolor pencils and other mediums.

Register at the bottom of this page.


Painting with Natural Pigments

(Art in the Garden, Part 3)

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In part 3 of the 3-part Art in the Garden series, learn to make pigments from plants.  This class will cover what plants to grow in order to make pigments of many colors, plant parts to use, and show the pigment-making process via demonstration and practice.  Participants will make pigments for watercolors to create cards to take home. Register at the bottom of this page.


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Do-it-yourself Raised Garden Box Building

(Bountiful Backyard Series, Part 1)

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In part 1 of the 2-part Bountiful Backyard series, learn how to build a raised garden bed in this hands-on demonstration workshop that covers lumber and hardware selection, required tools, and construction tips. All participants will take home a detailed instruction packet and the raised bed constructed during the class will be raffled off at the end of the workshop. Register at the bottom of this page.


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Do-it-yourself Rain Water Harvesting

(Bountiful Backyard Series, Part 2)

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In part 2 of the 2-part Bountiful Backyard series, learn how to build an inexpensive rainwater harvesting system at home in this second workshop in the Bountiful Backyard series. This hands-on demonstration workshop will cover rain barrel selection, required tools, construction tips, and available resources. All participants will receive an instruction packet and the rain barrel constructed during class will be raffled off at the end of the workshop. Register at the bottom of this page.


 

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Seed Saving

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Learn to save seeds and money while increasing crop biodiversity and your own food security! You’ll learn the why and how of saving seed from plant breeder Lyle Wallace. He’ll cover the basics as well as go in-depth on how to save common crop families. Many hands-on examples will be used to highlight different techniques and crops. After the discussion, participants will have a chance to take home seeds to grow and save. Register at the bottom of this page.


CHECK BACK LATER FOR MORE FUN WORKSHOPS AT SAGE!