Hood River Master Gardener Program

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Plant Clinics
Plant Clinics are now available at the Hood River Extension Office Monday's 1-4pm and Thursday's 9am-Noon - 1-4pm

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

2016 Hood River County Master Gardener Handbook

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Hood River? The 2016 Master Gardener Program is closed but we are happy to take your contact information for 2017.  Please contact Rachel Suits our Master Gardener Program Assistant 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!


Weed of the Month - Knapweed

Find out more about Knapweed by clicking the link above. Do your part and help Hood River County manage weeds.

Weed of the Month is a collaborative effort between Central Gorge Master Gardeners, Hood River County Soil and Water Conservation District, Hood River County Fruit Recreation Industry and the Columbia Gorge Cooperative Weed Management Area.



Landscaping with Less Water - Open Garden

Join OSU Extension Service, Central Gorge Master Gardeners and Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District for a series of presentations on water conserving landscapes in the Learning Garden at the Extension grounds.  The presentations will take place in the gardens and will begin at 6 pm with highlighted features to include bioswales, a native plants garden, hellstrip garden, herb garden, and water efficient lawns.

Free and open to the public

Wednesday, August 10th from 6-8pm

Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Learning Garden

2990 Experiment Station Dr. in Hood River


Plant Clinics

Central Gorge Master Gardener Plant Clinic Schedule:

Monday 1:00-4:00 pm and Thursday 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm at Hood River Extension Office

Hood River Saturday Farmers' Market 9:00 am-1:00pm

Special Events and Festivals: St. Joseph's Plant Sale, Spring Festival, Huckleberry Festival



Brassicas and Beer

Join us for our Summer Gardening Seminar Series every second Wednesday at 6-7 pm from April to September at Volcanic Bottle Shop

Featuring -

April 13th: Microgreens for Year-Round Fresh Salads with Luke Callahan

May 11th: Attracting Beneficial Insects with Rachel Suits

June 8th: Aquaponics with Keith Ebbert and Raymond Ranch Aquaponics with Jeff Raymond

July 13th: Crop Rotation and Cover Crops for the Backyard Garden with Dennis Carlson

August 17th: (date change) Some Thoughts on Hedgerows with Dan Richardson

September 14th: Fermenting Vegetables with Kathy Mitchell


Gardening Links

Gardening Resoures

Backyard Tree Fruit Spray Guide - for the Hood River Area

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


For current Master Gardeners: Shiftboard Instructions

2016 Master Gardener Project Locations

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