Clackamas County Master Gardeners


Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.

Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.

Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.

Free Lectures

We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie). Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.

June 12:

Conserving our Bumble Bees - Rich Little - Xerces Society

Bumble bees are iconic, native pollinators -- and many species are experiencing dramatic population declines throughout North America. Come learn what is being done to help conserve these essential pollinators, and what you can do to help!

Rich Little spent his career with the California Department of Food & Agriculture and is a volunteer instructor for the Master Gardener Program. He has a B.S. in entomology and has co-authored and co-edited publications on mason bees and oak forest invertebrates. In 2014 Rich served on the Oregon Joint Interim Task Force on Pollinator Health (HB 4139), the report submitted to House in Dec 2014. Rich has been a longtime supporter of The Xerces Society whose mission as an international nonprofit organization, protects our planets’ wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. *MG education credit*


2017 International Master Gardener Conference Portland, Oregon, July 10 - 14

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Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.

Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or