Josephine

Virtual Walk With Ease class increases accessibility to disabled adults

Walk With Ease is an evidence-based exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation that can help adults build confidence in being physically active while reducing pain and improving their overall health. The Oregon State ...

Extension educates Oregonians to prepare for Cascadia Earthquake

Scientists predict there is about a 37 percent chance that an earthquake of at least 8.0 magnitude will strike off the Pacific Northwest coast in the next 50 years. When it occurs, the historic temblor will cause widespread ...

OSU Train the Trainers workshops keep agricultural workers on track with food safety

Food safety education is the key to preventing the risk of food contamination in the supply chain, especially when crops are harvested directly by workers. In those cases, farms must remain especially vigilant to ensure their ...

Forestry Extension assists state with monitoring the invasive gypsy moth

The gypsy moth, which is defoliating trees in the northeastern United States, hasn’t been found in Oregon – but it’s important to keep the moth out of the state. This invasive insect feeds on more than 300 tree ...

Born from necessity, Extension wildflower videos viewed hundreds of times

Each year, Rachel Werling, an instructor in the Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources Extension program, leads groups on hikes in in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley to teach them about natural history, fire ...

Extension adult exercise programs keep Oregonians active during COVID-19

Physical activity is important to both physical and emotional health, and it can help strengthen the immune system. Walk With Ease and StrongWomen & StrongPeople are two popular Oregon State University Family and Community ...

4-H youth sew Stockings for Soldiers

When soldiers are deployed during the Christmas holidays, they leave behind family, tradition and all the trappings of the season. They are likely homesick and missing their families. A 4-H club in Josephine County, part of the...

OSU bee specialist works to keep Oregon pollinator friendly

In response to the country’s worst urban bumblebee die-off in the country caused by improper pesticide use in 2015, the Oregon State Legislature passed a bill requiring more education for licensed pesticide applicators and ...

OSU Extension provides leadership for statewide Outdoor School

Outdoor School has a long tradition in Oregon, with some programs dating back 50 years. But not everyone has had access to the program. That changed in November 2016, when Oregon voters passed Measure 99, mandating that all ...

OSU institute responds to growing smoke exposure in wine grapes

An increase in the frequency of wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington in recent years has exposed wine grapes in some areas to high levels of smoke. Smoke from wildfires contains a number of different volatile ...