Tickets on sale for 2022 Yard & Garden Virtual Lecture Series

Tickets went on sale on Dec. 7 for the Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2022 Yard & Garden Virtual Lecture Series. The series will be conducted in a live webinar format, and will run on six consecutive Saturdays from Jan. 8-Feb. 12.

Each lecture will run from 10 a.m.–noon and will last about 90 minutes,. Each event will allow time for the audience to ask questions.

The price for the entire six-lecture series is $60; single-event tickets are available for $12.

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The series will feature:

• Linda Gilkeson, entomologist, private consultant, instructor and best-selling author of “Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest,” offers a Jan. 8 presentation titled, “Planning Your 12-Month Garden.”

• Bess Bronstein, educator, ISA-certified arborist and horticultural consultant with 35 years of experience in arboriculture, landscape management and garden design, presents “How to Successfully Prune Any Shrub” on Jan. 15.

• Eric Lee-Mäder, co-director of the Pollinator Program at the Xerces Society for invertebrate conservation, and author of several books about bees — including “Attracting Native Pollinators and Farming with Beneficial Insects” — will lecture on “Bring Back the Pollinators: Sowing Biodiversity for Bees and Beneficial Insects” on Jan. 22.

• Christina Pfeiffer, author of “Pacific Northwest Month-By-Month Gardening: What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year,” and horticulturist with an emphasis on sustainable and efficient techniques, will lecture on “What on Earth? Taking Care of Garden Soils” Jan. 29.

• David Seabrook, a Jefferson County fire district commissioner, volunteer for the Department of Emergency Management and the Food Systems Unit, Master Gardener, and climate change activist, offers “Growing Community Food System Resilience for Uncertain Times” on Feb. 5.

• James Cassidy, a Oregon State University soil science instructor for more than 15 years — and faculty advisor for the popular OSU Organic Growers Club — presents “Mulches and Crop Rotations” on Feb. 12.

The event is cosponsored by Washington State University’s Jefferson County Extension Service.

Ticket sales help support Jefferson County Master Gardener Program programs. For more information, visit