Mid-Atlantic

July, 2012
Regional Report

Clever Gardening Technique

Old Wooden Ladder for Climbing Veggies
When Lucy bought a decorative rose trellis to replace a wooden ladder, I loaded the ladder into my van for my vegetable garden. Last summer, butternut squash vines climbed through, up and over, making for easy squash picking. This season, I planted lima beans to twine around the solid frame. Now I am looking for another ladder for the cucumbers...

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Free Webinar Series: Understanding and Communicating Climate Science
Curious about Climate Change? Several west coast universities and education centers are offering this three-session live webinar series. Click into one or all the sessions. Presented by Oregon State University Extension, University of Idaho Extension, Washington State University Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, the PNW Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), and the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) Climate Science Initiative. The July 10 topic is Tips for Engaging People about Climate Change. On July 25, the subject is Climate Science 101 with Dr. Craig Cogger, Soil Scientist and Extension Specialist, Washington State University. On August 2, the final session will be a primer for explaining climate models with Dr. Phil Mote, Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute (OCCRI). All one-hour sessions begin at 10:00 AM US/Pacific. To participate, go to http://oregonstate.adobeconnect.com/creighton and connect as "Guest." **Please join the session 10 minutes before 10AM. Contact Janean Creighton at Janean.Creighton@oregonstate.edu for more information.

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