Thank you teasel harvesters!
Recently several Linn Master Gardeners helped harvest and process a large amount of teasel stems. These stems will be used by Rich Little to do more research on how blue orchard mason bees use them. Read more HERE.
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  • Program updates: Most activities can resume, with a bit of planning. Get the latest information. 
  • Shout outs – eNews is running an extra issue this week and will take a pause July 12-20 for staff vacation. Please send items that need sharing during this time to Kelly Muller.
  • Last chance for Master Gardener Mini College (July 16 & 17)! Enroll HERE.
  • Volunteers needed.
    • Interview partner organizations for the Oregon MGV Program Needs Assessment. We still need folks to interview the local school district, non-profit or government entity of your choice! Please sign up now so Linn County organizations are fully represented!
    • Demo garden
    • Visit the Linn County Volunteer opportunities page to sign up for these opportunities, and more.
  • Continuing education (free to MGVs unless noted with “$”)
  • LCMGA updates
    • Board meeting info: see this week’s eNews email.
    • BeeNotes: did you know LCMGA members publish this just-in-time advice for mason bee enthusiasts? Check it out HERE and subscribe.
  • Extension updates
    • From OSU MGV Program: New and updated resources to support OSU Extension Master Gardeners education with the public. Make sharing with clients easier using these just-in-time resources on popular topics.
    • Q: “I am a current Master Gardener volunteer but have not been able to recertify during COVID. What do I need to do?” A: Master Gardeners who were certified for the 2020 calendar year (including folks whose certification rolled over from 2019) will maintain their certification in the 2021/2022 service year. Please report any volunteer service hours and/or continuing education you did.
  • Community news (Please note that anything in this section is not eligible for MGV volunteer service nor endorsed by Extension, but is mentioned as a courtesy to our community.)
    • County Line Flowers DIY bouquet day on the farm. Stop by anytime between 10 and 2 for some coffee, conversation, and of course flowers! Bouquets will be priced per stem. 
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