Clackamas County Master Gardeners

Welcome

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.


February 13, 2017

Tree Hazards and Prevention - Paul Ries, Instructor and Extension Specialist at OSU

Every year our landscape changes as trees fall or break, causing property damage, injuries and power outages.  While some tree failures are unpredictable and unavoidable, many can be prevented.  Paul Ries, OSU Urban Forestry Instructor, shares tips on how to recognize the warning signs that trees may be in trouble so we can deal with potential problems and correct them before something bad happens.  Paul also will highlight planting the right tree in the right place, how to prune it correctly and caring for it properly throughout its life.

Paul Ries is the Director of the Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry, Instructor and Extension Specialist at OSU.  He has over 25 years of urban forestry experience at the municipal, state, national, international, non-profit and academic levels.  At OSU, he teaches online urban forestry courses and is the lead curriculum developer for new undergraduate and graduate degree programs in urban forestry.  

*MG education credit*


Garden Discovery Day

 

March 4, 2017 from 9 am to noon
Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie)

 

10-Minute University™ Classes (25 minutes each)

Classes are held every half hour throughout the morning. Click here for the complete class schedule


New this year! An extended plant clinic!

Ask a Master Gardener Clinic (8:30 am –12:30 pm)

Bring your questions, samples and pictures to have our MG experts answer your plant ID, disease, pest and insect issues while you attend classes.


Displays (9 am – noon)

Growing Blueberries • Mason Bees • Raised Beds • Sheet Mulching • Season-extension for Veggies • Seed Starting • Pruning


Soil Testing (9 – 11:30 am)

We will test your soil pH and give advice on amendments. Up to 4 samples per client. For step-by-step instructions please click here: Testing Soil pH

 


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

Early Bird Registration has been extended through February 28th!

Cost is as follows: Early Bird, Master Gardener ($330): includes access to the all keynote talks, concurrent session classes, conference trade show, Search for Excellence presentations and general session, regional Master Gardener mixers, lunches and snacks.

Registration link:
breaks.http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2017imgc/registration/

Blog page with all the info for the event:
http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2017imgc/

And sign up for the newsletter to stay in the know:
http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2017imgc/newsletters/

 


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 jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu