Gardening

Whether you are a novice in the garden or a cultivation expert, find resources to make your outdoors space thrive this season.

Home on the Range

Test your knowledge with this Smithsonian app where users are quizzed about plant and animal habitats and habitat ranges.

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How to BEE helpful

Learn more about the various ways to help promote a healthy bee population in your community.

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Udemy beekeeping masterclasses

Through Udemy, explore self-paced masterclasses on the fundamentals of beekeeping, beekeeping safety, honey gathering, and more. Login with a Google or Microsoft account and type “beekeeping” into the search bar to view available courses.

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Creativebug virtual tutorial: Canning Jam

Watch this virtual tutorial on how to easily make and can blueberry jam — free with your library card.
Login to Creativebug and type “canning” into the search bar.

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Local resources

Josephine County Master Gardener Association
The trained Master Gardener volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to Josephine County through educational outreach programs.
Grants Pass Growers Market
Learn more about the Growers Market that has become a Saturday morning tradition in downtown Grants Pass.
Raptor Creek Farm
Learn about Josephine County Food Bank's Raptor Creek Farm and their programs including the senior garden and youth garden.

OSU Extension Service

OSU Extension Service
Search by gardening topics including pollinators, gardening techniques, and more. Ask questions via the Ask an Expert feature.
OSU Stay at Home Gardening
Stay at Home Gardening teaches all the gardening essentials from prepping soil, planting seeds, and even worm care! Their lessons and activities are designed for all ages so anyone can join in on the fun!
Master Gardeners program
Find out how to become a Master Gardener, view the calendar of upcoming virtual events, and more.

Resources for gardening with kids

Kids Gardening
Opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening, engaging their natural curiosity and wonder. Garden based activities, garden lesson plans, and growing inspiration blog. visit Kids Gardening
Ultimate gardening activities for kids
Find how-to guides, DIY craft ideas, science experiments, and plenty of ideas to get your garden up and running with the help of your little ones. visit gardening activities for kids
Rock gardening with kids
Liven up your backyard with these fun rock garden ideas for kids. Simple step-by-step directions and ideas to get your rock garden started. Visit Rock gardening with kids
Bees for Kids
Check out a bee-themed nutrition and garden environmental education activity packet developed at Oregon State University by the Oregon Bee Project and Food Hero. Explore bees for kids