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History and Credentials
Mike Lybarger studied drafting in high school & engineering, landscape design & art in college. Mike worked summers for the State of Washington Highway Dept. Doing drafting, surveying & inspecting contractor's work.

Mike has spent the past 40 plus years growing & designing in southern Oregon. Mike gardened in Medford & Ashland: owned an organic farm in Bandon in the mid-seventies; subsequently owned green leaves plant & book store in Bandon; owned Green Leaves Landscaping & Nursery in Bandon & Coos Bay in the seventies & eighties; moved to Roseburg in 1987 & owned Lawns R Us; then Rent-A-Plant Services; & for the past 10 years Mike Lybarger Landscape Consulting & Design.

In the 1990's Mike also was the head gardener for the Roseburg Country Club & the Myrtle Creek Golf Course. Mike wrote a weekly gardening column in the seventies; wrote magazine articles for Mother Earth News & Oregon Coast Magazine; & a monthly gardening column for the Roseburg Country Club Magazine.

Mike has been apart time instructor at Umpqua Community College since 1993, teaching classes in Pruning, Bonzai & Landscape design. Mike currently teaches home landscape design courses in the spring & fall terms.

Contact Umpqua Community College for further details @ 541-440-4601
  • Part-time instructor for Landscape Design at Umpqua Community College since 1993
  • Growing plants & designing landscapes in southern Oregon for over 40 years
  • Mike created & drew the original landscape design for the Master Gardener's Discovery Garden
  • Mike Lybarger is insured & bonded & a licensed landscape contractor with the State of Oregon Lic. # 8020 & #14734
  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Lic. # ag-loi344409cpa & # ag-lloi1937cpo
  • Nursery Lic. # ag-loi48971nd