Workshops

Join us at the SAGE garden for our garden workshops. Learn about bee keeping, soil health, seed saving, and more this growing season! All classes are held at the SAGE garden unless otherwise noted.

Check our website http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/edible-corvallis-initiative/events/ for current workshop offerings.


We've offered these great topics in the past...



Vermiculture for Beginners
Join us as we learn about those wriggly little soil-smiths! Vermiculture is a method of worm composting that can be done from small to large scale, and allows you to create amazing soil and amendments from household scraps.

Planning Your Winter Garden
Get inspiration and practical information on how to extend your gardening season.  Learn what to plant when in order to have fresh garden produce throughout the fall and winter.

Beekeeping Basics
Buzzing to learn more about beekeeping? In this workshop, Karessa will be covering the beekeeping basics: equipment, biology, environment, and an introduction to pests and diseases  – which is vital to understand the current issues about bee health. There will be hands on work with the SAGE hives, and all workshop attendees will gain support and information to get started with beekeeping, including information on local resources, groups, and programs.
Registration limited to 8 participants.

Gardening on a Budget
Want to grow your own veggies, but worried about the impact it will have on your wallet? Join us as we learn about low-cost ways to start seeds, cheap garden resources, and build container gardens out of reused materials. Gain info on free or low-cost gardening resources in Corvallis!

Backyard Poultry: Best Practices
Get the whole picture for backyard flocks, from chick to egg.  Pam will be covering breed selection, housing, feed, medication, and using natural resources for chicken care!

Composting 101
Linda is a certified professional soil scientist who has taught composting and domestic organic waste management throughout the Willamette Valley since 1991. Come learn the art and science of backyard composting! This workshop will be focused on food waste, yard debris, and garden waste for the home and community  gardener. Bring your favorite garden pruning shears!

Backyard Seed Saving
A wealth of seed-knowledge as instructors cover the basics of saving your own seed. Some of the topics that will be touched on are cross & self pollination, incorporating seed crops in your garden, basic flower botany, selecting for characteristics, and harvesting & cleaning your seed.