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Tillamook County Master Gardener Association
What is 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 is a countywide organization based in Tillamook County. 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.
TCMGA Scholarship Applications Now Available
Tillamook County Master Gardener Association will again be offering an academic scholarship for students who have graduated from, or are currently seniors at, Tillamook County high schools, or have a current residency in Tillamook County for a minimum of two years and are attending or plan to attend a college or university during the current academic year. The award will be up to $1000 and the criteria for selection are included with the application form. Preference will be given to students who plan to pursue education in horticulture, agriculture and/or the life sciences at any school of their choice.
The application form can be downloaded here. Applicants must mail their completed packet to the address on the application.
The deadline to submit your application is April 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Committee's decision by June 1, 2015. Thus the award will be for students enrolled for the Summer or Fall Terms in 2015 or Winter or Spring Terms in 2016.
Questions concerning the Scholarship or application process should be directed to Crissanne C. Roberts, TCMGA Scholarship Chair, 503-842-5782 or by email to email@example.com, or the OSU Tillamook County Extension Office, 503-842-3433
Tillamook County Master Gardener Pruning Day
The Tillamook Count Master Gardeners are sponsoring a one-day Community Pruning Day on March 7, 2015. The goal is to provide pruning assistance to those in Tillamook County who are unable to do so themselves due to physical limitations. There will be no charge for the help which will allow Master Gardeners to use skills they have learned through the Oregon State University Master Gardener’s program to benefit the Tillamook community. The pruning will be done by qualified Master Gardeners, assisted by some of this year’s apprentice Master Gardeners.
Pruning projects throughout Tillamook County will be considered, but limited to bushes, shrubs and small trees. Larger trees that would require the use of a ladder to prune will not be eligible for the program.
Applications for the pruning assistance program are available at the OSU Extension Office, 2204 Fourth Street, Tillamook or by clicking on this link. The applications must be turned in to the extension office by Feb. 20th. The applications will be reviewed by a Master Gardener evaluation team which will include a drive-by to decide if the project qualifies and to schedule pruning teams. Those submitting applications will be notified if their applications are accepted and the approximate time of day to expect the pruning team.
For more information about the Master Gardener’s Community Pruning Day, please call 503-842-3433.
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