Tillamook County Master Gardener Association

What is the Master Gardener Program?

OSU Master Gardeners is an Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service program that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. This program also facilitates the training of a highly educated corps of volunteers. These volunteers extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through education and outreach programs.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community  

Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.
•    Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.   
•    Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.
•    Reachable: Call us on the phone or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.

What We Do and Where We Work:  In 30 counties across Oregon, Master Gardener volunteers answer gardening questions at OSU Extension offices, at community Farmers' markets, and at Master Gardener events.  Volunteers create and manage demonstration gardens, school gardens and community gardens.  They host garden tours, workshops and classes in their communities.

Training:  The training involves an 11 week course of instruction, one day a week, starting in January. Classes on a variety of horticulture subjects are taught by OSU staff and other professionals, and involve readings from the Sustainable Gardening text, lectures and hands on education. Upon completion of the training, participants complete 60 hours of service work within their communities, including 30 hours advising the public at our plant clinics. The cost is $120 and includes the text. Students can opt out of the service work by paying an additional fee. Members can recertify annually at no cost. For more details, click here.

TCMGA: Tillamook County Master Gardener Association (TCMGA) is a non-profit, educational organization that helps to promote the OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Program and provides opportunities for additional educational training throughout the year.

TCMGA membership is open to anyone completing the Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener classes and residing in or about Tillamook County. The membership year begins January 1st and runs through December 31st. Dues are $15/year.

We are life-long learners. We believe our gardening work together should be a lot of fun.


Tillamook County Fairgrounds Strategic Plan

Below is the text of an email from Camy Vonseggern, Manager, Tillamook County Fairgrounds. As she has requested we are posting the Tillamook County Fairgrounds Master Plan information. Specifically, the Learning Garden location is under consideration in the proposals.  TCMGA would encourage all of our friends to review the ongoing development plans for the Fairgrounds and submit any comments via the survey link. Please note the survey is open until September 5, 2017.

Please see the attached two images of the Tillamook County Fairgrounds ongoing Master Plan information pieces. If you could please distribute to any and all email/facebook followers and members, it would be appreciated. The survey link is listed at the bottom of the first board outlining our guiding principles. The survey will be open until September 5th.

We are trying to attain as much feedback as possible from the community and stakeholders as yourselves. These were on display during the Fair and we want to open it up for additional input in case it was overlooked or the possible distraction from Fair food & entertainment.

Please feel free to send this on to anyone that you may feel would benefit or have comments regarding the future of the Fairgrounds.

Thank you for your continued support of the Fair and the Fairgrounds,

Camy VonSeggern, Manager
 Tillamook County Fairgrounds

TCMGA Activities & Resources 

What Master Gardeners are Doing This Month

Learning Garden

TCMGA Special Events

TCMGA Market Place

TCMGA Officers & Committees


TCMGA Members' Page (password required)

OSU's 10 minute University

OMGA - Oregon Master Gardener Association



Updated 8.27.2017


Tillamook High School FFA

Hanging spring baskets

Hidden Acres

Fertilizer, potting soils, planters, trellises

Tillamook County


Jewelry from Potatoes!

The Lighthouse

Decorative wooden lighthouses and tire planters



Master Gardener

Association (TCMGA)


Hypertufa containers with sedums and succulents

Wild Rain Gallery

Assorted  Garden art pieces

Plant Sale

Saturday May 4th, 2013

Tillamook 4-H

Beverages, snacks, hot dogs


Ethyl’s Fabrics

Crocheted rag rugs, aprons, pot holders

9 am – 2 pm


The Pavilion

Tillamook County Fairgrounds

Herbs, Vegetable Starts, Perennials, Natives, Garden Art, Bird Houses,

“garden- related” Garage Sale, Master Gardener Help Desk,

and Invasive plant information.


TCMGA is a non-profit organization.   Proceeds fund scholarships for Tillamook residents.



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