Online resources

In addition to our workshops and events at the Garden, we are dedicated to providing learning opportunities for gardeners, botanists, and anyone else with a green curiosity.

Whether here in the Garden or at home, these online resources are available to you wherever you are.

These resources were created by local organizations around the Pacific Northwest and beyond such as Wilderness Awareness School, Accessible Gardens, and Oregon State University, to name a few. Please use and share these resources according to the copyright guidelines listed on their websites.

Online Courses:

Online Master Gardener Short Course Series by Oregon State University. This series of online course can help you get your garden up and running this spring. Each course is 4-6 hours and is available on demand, to use at your convenience. Check out their free online Vegetable Gardening course.

The Wilderness Awareness School offers free ecourses in a variety of subjects such as birding, wilderness survival, and edible plants.

Community Science Projects:

Bumble Bee Watch – help track native bumble bees, one of our most important pollinators, across North America with this fun and easy to use website created by Wildlife Preservation Canada and the Xerces Society of Oregon.

BudBurst A project of the Chicago Botanic Garden, BudBurst aims to engage citizen scientists in monitoring and tracking the phenology of plants across North America. With multiple ongoing projects, find out how you can get involved today. Many of the projects are suitable for scientists of all ages and skill levels.

Global Big Day – May 9th, 2020 is The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Annual Big Day event. Count birds from your window, backyard, or local green space in this global birding event. Use ebird app to log your sightings and track what other’s are seeing.


Fantastic Fungi (2019) – This amazing film takes a deep look into the wide world of fungi. Buy or rent the movie online and pre-register for a free online Q&A session hosted with  director, Louis Schwartzberg and local legend, Paul Stamets March 26th.