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.

September 14, 2015

The Mystery of Terroir in Oregon – the Relationship of Geology, Soils, and Climate to Wine Dr. Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology & Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University *MG education credit.

Dr. Scott Burns will speak on the relationship of geology, soils and climate to wine, using examples from the Willamette Valley.  This should enlighten all gardeners about soils and site choice, even if you are not interested in wine.  For those wine conisseurs,  he will explain "The seven factors that affect differences in wine, and the five of these factors that make up what the French call terroir, “the taste of the place”.

Dr. Burns has been teaching for 44 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Scott specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, terroir and Quaternary geology.

10 Minute University™

Announcing our annual event: Fall into Gardening on October 10, 2015, 9 a.m. to noon at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie)

10 Minute University sessions, displays, soil pH test and more! Free and open to the public. See the 10 Minute University link on the right for more details.


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