Central Gorge Master Gardener Program

The Hood River County Extension office provides training and opportunities for the general public in home horticulture and backyard gardening. The Master Gardener program gives people a chance not only to learn but to share what they have learned with their community.

What Does It Take to Be a Master Gardener?

An Introduction to Being a Master Gardener Volunteer

Central Gorge Master Gardener 2017 Handbook

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Hood River? The 2017 Master Gardener Program applications are now closed but you can be added to the 2018 program.  Please contact Rachel Suits our Master Gardener program coordinator for more information. You can call, write, email Rachel or fill out our Interest Form.

OSU Extension Service/Hood River County
Master Gardener Program
2990 Experiment Station Drive
Hood River, OR 97031

541-386-3343 x38257

Connect with us on the Central Gorge Master Gardener Facebook page!

Central Gorge Master Gardener Project List

Plant Clinics: Open April to October

Master Gardener volunteers holds weekly plant clinics. If you have a question, bring in your plant sample and question for the following times and locations:

Mondays at Hood River Extension office: 1:00-4:00pm

Thursdays at Hood River Extension office: 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm

Saturdays at the Hood River Farmers' Market downtown Hood River 9:00am-1:00pm

Weed of the Month: English Ivy

Weed of the Month is a collaborative effort with the Soil and Water Conservation District to outreach about invasive weeds in the Columbia Gorge.


Brassica and Beer: Summer Gardening Seminar Series

Join us every second Wednesday of the month at Volcanic Bottle Shop in Hood River from 6-7pm for an hour gardening lecture. Click on the link above for the schedule and see you there!

Are you a current Central Gorge Master Gardener? Click here for  information and resources

Gardening Links

Gardening Resoures

Home Fruit Tree Pest Management Guide

Backyard Tree Fruit Spray Guide - for the Hood River Area - May 29, 2017

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Hood River/Odell are listed as 7b (5 to 10)
Mount Hood Parkdale is listed as 7a (0 to 5)

OSU Extension Gardening Website


2016 Master Gardener Project Locations

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