Multnomah County Master Gardeners Summer Series "Beating the Odds: Triumph in the Veggie Garden"
Speaker: Jean R. Natter, OSU Extension Service Master Gardener, garden educator, horticulturist
Growing a healthy, productive garden requires a bit of planning, combined with a bit of vigilance. Learn how you can implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) by relying on the free assistance of a
few friends – the beneficial insects and mites that reside at your place. Wear your walking shoes so you can join us as we tour the Multnomah Chapter's Community Demonstration Garden. We'll see what
critters and diseases are found there and, what, if anything, we should do to bolster the good and deal with the bad.
Originally from Wisconsin, Jean raised her sons in California where she acquired a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture with a minor in Plant Pathology from Cal Poly Pomona. While in
California, Jean taught horticulture at a community college, wrote a weekly garden column for a large metropolitan newspaper, and taught gardening at a botanic garden.
Jean became an OSU Master Gardener Volunteer in 1999 and, during 2001, began teaching for the annual Master Gardener Training in the tri-county area and beyond. She currently teaches Entomology,
Plant Pathology (Disease), Diagnostics, and Household Pests, and sometimes also Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Soil.