Clackamas County Master Gardeners

News and Announcements

Volunteers are needed for our Trade Show booth
at the International Master Gardeners Conference July 10 - 14.

Volunteers will have access to the conference trade show from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm Tuesday - Thursday. This is a great opportunity to pitch in and help the chapter!

The shifts will be as follows:

Monday July 10 - 2:00 - 9:00 (move in)

Tuesday July 11 - Thursday July 13

  • 9:45 am - 12 noon
  • 12:00 noon - 2:00
  • 2:00 - 4:00
  • 4:00 - 5:45

Friday July 14 - 9:00 am - noon (move out)

Please click the link for the Google Forms application.
2017 IMGC Volunteer Form

Thank you for volunteering!


Of interest to our members:


Open House & Open Garden, May 27 & May 28

Terra Nova Nurseries Open House - What a great way to start your Memorial Day weekend!

Saturday:   May 27, 2017  9 am – 2 pm
Location:   10051 S. Macksburg Rd. Canby OR 97013
Phone:       (503) 263-3150
Extra Perks: They will be giving away free plants to visitors.

Dan Heims Open Garden

Sunday:  May 28, 2017 10 am -2 pm
Location: 4309 SW Cullen Blvd Portland OR (Parking is above the lot)

This doesn’t happen very often.  Dan Heims of Terra Nova is opening his private garden. He has a very unusual woodland garden with a “stumpery” and more than 1,000 plants. Why a thousand plants? Hey -it’s what he does for a living! Come thank Dan for Terra Nova’s support and view his special garden.


Inviting Vines garden tour, May 27

The Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection celebrate their 10th annual “Inviting Vines” garden tour showcasing four gardens from their prior years’ tours and the Rogerson Clematis Garden on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  An exclusive and additional event at 8:30 a.m. featuring Mike Darcy will include an entertaining and informative history of the collection and continental breakfast in the barn at Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego.Tickets for the tour are $25 and are available online at and at local nurseries after April 15, 2017.  Tickets for the garden tour, including “Breakfast with Mike Darcy” are $50. Seating for this event is limited and tickets are available only online prior to May 23, at  Garden tour tickets may also be purchased at any of the five gardens on the day of the event.Plants and the curator’s new book from Timber press  “A Plant Lover’s Guide to Clematis” will be for sale at Luscher Farm at 125 S. Rosemont Rd, West Linn, 97068 and at the Snyder Garden at Beaverton OR 97045. Docents will be available to answer questions at the Rogerson Garden and greenhouse. Dogs are welcome in the gardens on leashes, but NO dogs are allowed in the greenhouse, ever. Visitors are welcome to take pictures.


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

There are lots of choices for the conference: 44 concurrent session classes and 16 tours to choose from; extra events such as the opening reception and 3 movies in a film festival.

Registration link:

Blog page with all the info for the event:

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Watch this space for more info as it becomes available, including chapter volunteer opportunities.

10-Minute University™ will receive the first place Search for Excellence Award in the workshop/class category from the International Master Gardener Association at the 2017 conference.

Awards are given out every two years at the international conference. We will receive ours next July when Oregon plays host to 1,200 attendees of the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference.

This honor culminates ten years of hard work. In 2006, a founding committee consisted of Bill Bradley (chair), Kathi Cardinalli, Jane Collier, Herb Davis, Denise Dwan, Laura Eyer, Louise Hargens, Jean Natter, and Sherry Sheng (co-chair) laid a solid foundation.

In recent years, the core team of instructors and curriculum developers included Darlene Reimer, Jane Collier, Laura Eyer, Sherry Holley, and Sherry Sheng. They were ably assisted by Ann Upton, Sharon Wiley, Frank Wille, and Marianne Kahl who steadfastly provided logistical support at our educational events featuring 10-Minute University.

The program grew and thrived since 2006 due largely to two core values: allegiance to research-based information and continuous improvement. Current and past members of the OSU faculty review our handouts to ensure quality. Written evaluations of clients help to assess the past and chart new directions.

Strong, sustained financial and moral support from the Clackamas Chapter allowed 10-Minute University to become an award-winning program.

Congratulations to the 10-Minute University team!

Honoring our members


Clackamas County Master Gardener of the Year

This award is presented to one OSU Master Gardener from each County by the Oregon Master Gardener Association working cooperatively with Oregon State University. This annual award recognizes outstanding dedication and service of an OSU Master Gardener at the county level.

Our 2016 Clackamas County Master Gardener is Dee Linde, class of 2010.

In the past year Dee has served as our Email Tree coordinator, and on the following committees: Chapter Handbook and Directory, Nominations and Awards, Pins, Website Committee, and the Program committee. Thank you for all that you do for our chapter!

Clackamas County Behind The Scenes Award

This award recognizes a Clackamas County Master Gardener who has contributed to our chapter by working quietly behind the scenes.

Our 2016 Behind the Scenes honoree is Paul Baker, class of 2008.

Paul has served on the Executive board as our Treasurer for the past two years. His work includes handing the money matters during the Spring Garden Fair, work on the Budget committee and keeping up on the financial side of our chapter. He takes care of setting up for each chapter meeting, and assisting for each event that we hold at the Milwaukie Center. Paul also volunteers on the Spring Garden Fair Set-up Committee. Your had work for our members is truly appreciated!


Spring Garden Fair Behind the Scenes

Recognizing one of our hardworking Spring Garden Fair committee members for a job well done during our annual fund raiser.

The 2016 honoree is Will Hughes, class of 2008.

Will has worked as Fairgrounds liaison for the Spring Garden Fair for many years. He is there every day the week before the Fair to assist with set-up, and both Saturday and Sunday during the Fair until the last vendor has gone home on Sunday afternoon. Thank you for your dedication to the Spring Garden Fair.


State Master Gardener of the Year

This is the highest award presented to an Oregon Master Gardener. The Oregon Master Gardener Association and Oregon State University present the award cooperatively. This annual award recognizes outstanding and unusual service benefiting the Oregon Master Gardener Association and the OSU Master Gardener Program.

Our 2016 Nominee is Jane Collier, class of 1996. Thank you, Jane for your service to our chapter.


Statewide Behind the Scenes Award

This annual award recognizes an OSU Master Gardener who works quietly and unselfishly behind the scenes to further the OSU Master Gardener Program on a county or state level. This is not a person who is out in front working on projects so everyone knows their contributions. Rather it is a person whom few may actually know the level of their contributions.

Our 2016 Nominee is Sharon Andrews, class of 2009. Thank you, Sharon, for everything you do for our members.


Congratulations on your well deserved recognition!