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.
The OSU Extension Service in Tillamook is now recruiting for the 2017 OSU Master Gardener training. You do not have to be an expert to become an OSU Master Gardener. The training is open to anyone with a sincere interest in gardening.
Would you like to learn more about gardening on the Oregon Coast? Would you like to get to know people with similar interests? Do you like sharing what you learn with others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to enroll.
The OSU Master Gardener program was designed to provide in-depth training for local gardeners who will volunteer in the community to help the OSU Extension Service answer home and community horticulture questions for the public.
The program includes 66 hours of instruction about gardening on the Oregon Coast. Classes are taught by Oregon State University faculty/staff and by local volunteers.
The fee for the training is $120, which includes the Sustainable Gardening text book and all class materials. OSU Master Gardeners provide 60 hours of volunteer service during the year after they complete their training. They work with other Master Gardeners to help educate others in the community about gardening.
For those that do not have the time or desire to volunteer, they too may take the training and receive a certificate of horticulture. The fee for this option is $240.
Classes are held each Thursday, starting on Jan. 5th through March 30th. They are from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please contact the OSU Extension Service, 2204 Fourth Street, Tillamook, 503-842-3433 to register or for additional information. Or go the webpage:http://extension.oregonstate.edu/tillamook/osu-master-gardener-classes