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Urban Horticulture Open House – OSU150 Land Grant Festival

The Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture is a hidden gem on OSU’s campus. Managed by the Department of Horticulture, OCCUH serves as a learning laboratory for sustainable horticultural practices in both rural and urban landscapes. The 6-acre site provides hands-on opportunities for many horticulture class laboratories, a student urban farming club, and for many educational beekeeping events.

The beautiful, shady apiary is a serene respite from busy campus life. Research projects at OCCUH include dryland farming, riparian zone restoration, turfgrass research, and honey bee research. James Cassidy will be on hand to talk about soil.  Amy Garrett will share information on Dry Land Farming.  OCCUH buzzes with activity, and you can get to know the bees with Andony Melathopoulos and learn about backyard bee keeping with Carolyn Breece.  Come taste the honey!  Cody Buckman and Alan Shay will speak about vegetable production and riparian zone exploration.  You can even play croquet on the low input fine fescue plot!

Tour the gardens and research sites and stay for a slice of pizza provided by Papa Murphy’s and baked in our outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven. ($5/donation for pizza)

Directions to the Oak Creek Center For Urban Horticulture: 35th Street and Oak Creek (just north of Western Blvd.)

OSU is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a year-long series of events, including four festivals. These festivals recognize that Oregon State is one of only two universities in the U.S. that have been honored with land, sea, space and sun grant designations. This event is part of the OSU150 Land Grant Festival running October 1 through 17. Learning, discovery and service to all people will always drive us to make our world better.  Learn more at

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00am to 3:00pm

Oak Creek Building
3015 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97331



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