Polk County Master Gardener™ Projects

Check out the OSU Extension Master Gardener Map and see what projects your local Master Gardeners are working on!

Help Desk 

Polk County Master Gardeners are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM to Noon answer gardening questions.

Polk County Master Gardener Help Desk


Bring your gardening questions to our roving Master Gardeners at the following locations:

  • Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale in May
  • Pollk County Bounty Market in Dallas, July 19th & August 23rd
  • Polk County Fair, August 8th - 11th
  • The Oregon State Fair
  • The Hardy Plant Society Sale at the Polk County Fairgrounds on September 15th
  • The Holiday Fair at the Polk County Fairgrounds on November 2nd & 3rd


Inspiration Garden

The Inspiration Garden is a demonstration garden created by the OSU Polk County Master Gardener Assoc in order to promote sustainable gardening practices and to provide educational outreach programs to the Polk County community.  The Inspiration Garden is located at 790 F St in Independence, as part of Mt Fir Park.

Polk County Master Gardener Plant Sale

Held on Friday and Saturday of Mothers' Day weekend at the Polk County Fairgrounds. The Plant Sale is the fundraising activity that allows the Polk MGs to continue to serve and educate the public.

Polk County Fairgrounds

Polk County Master Gardeners maintain a variety of garden beds throughout the year at the fairgrounds.

Brunk House

Brunk House

See our demo vegetable garden at this historic house on Highway 22.

How to Build a Comfortable Lasagna Bed Garden - Comic

Gentle House

Polk County Master Gardeners help maintain the gardens at this historic house near the campus of Western Oregon University.

Delbert Hunter ArboretumDelbert Hunter Aboretum Sign

Polk County Master Gardeners help maintain this collection of native plants at the Dallas City Park.

Fall Fling, A Gardening Festival - September

This popular educational event offers something for every garden interest with enjoyable presentations and hands-on projects to take home. 

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