Master Gardener Program Quick Stats

OSU Extension Master Gardeners™ Make a Difference!

Master Gardeners working the phones at a local Hotline.   Master Gardener at Gardeners Mini College BBQ dinner.  Master Gardener prunning fruit trees in the rain at GrassRoots Garden.

       
All statistics are for the 2016 reporting year (November 2015 - October 2016).

  • In Oregon, there were 2,955 Active Master Gardener Volunteers
  • These volunteers donated a total of 214,984 hours, in support of OSU Extension Master Gardener Program.  
  • Master Gardeners had 1054,811 public contacts, via Plant Clinics, public gardening classes, demonstration days and other activities.  
  • The monetary value of this service is $4.9 million dollars, and translates into an additional 103 FTE to OSU and OSU Extension.  FTE stands for full time equivalent, and is used as a measure of full time employees.
  • Master Gardeners donated an estimated 74,718 pounds of fresh produce, harvested from Master Gardener-managed community and demonstration gardens, to local food banks and food pantries. 

Learn more about what we have done in past years, by reading our Annual Report.