Resources for Active Benton County Master Gardeners

MG trainings attending a plant ID course
MG trainings attending a plant ID course

Important Links & Documents

Online Volunteer Reporting System (VRS): We are encouraging all Master Gardeners to track their volunteer hours online. Thank you!

MASTER GARDENER DESK CALENDAR: Please use this online calendar to sign up for timeslots at the desk. See Instructions for signing up for login information.


2015 Master Gardener Class Material


*All Master Gardeners are encouraged to attend any session to refresh their knowledge of certain topics!

Week 1: Botany Basics

Week 2: OSU Plant ID website and Plant Diagnostics

Week 3: Soils Part 1 and Part 2 and Composting

Week 4: Basic Entomology and Integrated Pest Management

Week 5: Pruning Ornamentals: Part 1 & Part 2 and Weeds: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3

Week 6: Vegetable Gardening and Plant Propagation

Week 7: Household Pests (handout) and Berry crops: Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Grapes

Week 8: Plant Pathology and Lawns: Fertilizing, Mowing, Irrigating

Week 9:  Pesticide Safety (Online module) and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement and Discouraging Problematic Wildlife

Week 10: Fruit Trees and Pruning Basics

Week 11: Handling Tree Questions and FINAL EXAM

MG Training Locations

County Schedules: Lincoln   Polk   Marion   Lane   Yamhill

**Master Gardener certification is valid for one year. After one year, Master Gardeners must take qualified recertification courses in order to continue as an active, certified Master Gardener. The current recertification requirements are SIX continuing education hours, and TEN public outreach hours. Please contact the Benton Co. Extension Office at 541-766-6750 for more information.

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