Professional and Noncredit Education

Linda McMahan


Selecting the right plants is essential in designing a landscape that promotes water conservation. Learn how to select plants for a water-wise garden or landscape with WaterWise Gardening: Choosing The Right Plants online course, which includes practical exercises, multimedia and interactive games.

This self-paced course takes 10 to 12 hours to complete, and you'll have six months from date of first login to complete course.

WaterWise Gardening Series

The WaterWise Gardening series of online courses will teach participants how to design and plant a water-efficient garden that is both economical and environmentally friendly. See our accompanying course, WaterWise Gardening: Planning & Design.

WaterWise Gardening courses are taught by Oregon State University faculty and include access to a wealth of practical, research-based information and resources.


Linda R. McMahan is a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service. She received a doctorate in botany from The University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from American University. Although she was born and raised in Oregon, Linda has lived and worked in many of the nation's regions, becoming familiar with a variety of climate and soils.Amy Jo Detweiler tion to teaching and promoting native plants and water-efficient landscaping for more than 20 years.

Amy Jo Detweiler has been a member of OSU Extension Service horticulture faculty in central Oregon since 1999, with a three-county appointment serving Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties. She provides education in home horticulture, commercial horticulture and provides annual training and supervision for the local OSU Master Gardener Program. Her primary focus has been waterwise gardening and fire-resistant plants for home landscapes. She has a master's degree in landscape horticulture from Colorado State University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Westminster College.


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Garden T-Shirt Designs

25 years ago before the internet, I started a little company that put gardening logos and funny sayings on T-shirts and caps and visors.
I actually sold thousands of these through retail outlets and two gardening shows. One show was at a large pier facility in San Francisco and the other was a gardening show at the fairgrounds in Monterey, CA.
Problem was my costs to have these printed up were more than I could get for them and I ended up going bust.
Too bad though. I had some terrific designs and some hilarious ones.
My stuff sold so much at these shows that the show promoter at the second one offered to buy out the rest of my stock ( at a cheap price

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  • Avatar graham h What is the latest watertank rebate for qld?
    Apr 12, 2007 by graham h | Posted in General - Australia
    • Maximum rebate is $1000 per household.

      It takes a while to get your rebate but the Government does pay it. It's all done through the Department of Natural Resources and Water.

      Our state is …ment's incentive packages designed to help Queenslanders make their homes and gardens more water efficient.