In the Portland Metro area, the Oregon Master Gardener Association (OMGA) is represented by 3 county chapters:
The Oregon Master Gardener™ Association is a statewide, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance and support the OSU Master Gardener™ program. The county Master Gardener chapters together make up the state association. The OMGA is comprised of representatives of each of the county chapters, as well as state officers. Quarterly OMGA meetings are held at various locations around the state.
The Oregon Master Gardener™ Association (OMGA) serves four main functions as part of the Oregon Master Gardener Program:
- Enhance and supplement the Oregon State University Home Horticulture Program.
- Assume responsibility for performing special tasks and engaging in continuous activities related to the program.
- Promote a wide dissemination of information available as a result of University study and experimentation. Such information shall be in accordance with Oregon State University standards.
- Work with other gardening organizations to enhance gardening in Oregon when appropriate.
OMGA sponsors a quarterly newsletter for members, an annual conference (Gardener Mini-College), and annual awards celebrating individual and chapter accomplishments.