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.

Fall into Gardening

October 10 • 9 am to noon

Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie)

9:00 - 10:00                Keynote Address

"Weather and Gardening in Our Region"
Paul Bonine, plantsman, weather geek, co-owner of XERA

10-Minute University™ Classes (25 minutes each)

10:00 -10:30     Fall Gardening in the Vegetable Patch
10:30 -11:00     Edible Landscaping
11:00 -11:30     Containers for the Fall and Winter
11:30 - noon    Pruning Ornamental Plants

Soil Testing (9 – 11:30 am)

We will test your soil pH and give advice on amendments. Up to 6 samples per client. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to prepair your sample: “Testing Soil pH” handout.

Ask a Master Gardener Clinic (9 – 11:30 am)

Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions during this event. 

We hope to see you there!


Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by September 30 to Jean Bremer, 503-655-863.

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.

October 12, 2015

Creating Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard: Gaylen Beatty, Columbia Land Trust *MG education credit.

There are many reasons to garden for wildlife and recent research shows urban/suburban gardens can play an important role in the preservation of wildlife. In fact, 2,100 residents of the Portland metropolitan area are doing their parts through the Backyard Habitat Certification Program.

Gaylen Beatty will make creating a wildlife habitat in your home garden easy. She will share proven techniques such as meadowscaping and native hedgerows. These practical ideas will add food and shelter for area wildlife.

Galen is the Manager of the Backyard Habitat Certification Program with Columbia Land Trust. In 2006, she founded the program and now co-manages it in partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland.

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