Wasco County Master Gardener Program

The Wasco County Extension office provides training and opportunities for the general public in home horticulture and backyard gardening. The Master Gardener Program gives people the chance not only to learn, but to share what they learn with their community!

wasco county master gardeners

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener in Wasco County? Contact Michelle Sager for more information!

Michelle Sager, Education Program Assistant

What does it take to become a
Master Gardener?

Learn more about who the Master Gardeners are, what the training is like, and if becoming a Master Gardener may be right for you!

Currently a Wasco County Master Gardener? Click here for resources

Have a gardening question?

Weird bug eating your veggies? Tree turning a strange color? Want to plant a new lawn? Get your questions answered by the Master Gardeners! Trained by OSU faculty, Master Gardeners are here to help. Call our hotline or stop by to our plant clinics and get help from the experts!

Plant Clinics at the Extension Office:

 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4pm (April-October)
400 E. Scenic Dr. Suite 2.278 (at the Columbia Gorge Community College)
The Dalles, OR 97058

Saturday Plant Clinics around The Dalles:

Saturdays, 9am-1pm
Home Depot Garden Center (May 14-June)
The Dalles Farmers' Market (July-October)|

Want to know what volunteer projects are happening in Wasco County?

Wasco County Master Gardeners are involved in amazing projects! Check out what we're up to by clicking on the title of each project for details.

  • NORCOR Greenhouse Project
    Greenhouse mentorship project with incarcerated youth. Plant starts sold at our annual Spring Fair!
  • Spring Fair
    Get your plant starts at our Plant Sale! Held in May at The City Park in The Dalles. Vegetable starts and flowers available. Proceeds benefit the Master Gardener Association and the NORCOR Juvenile Detention program.
  • The Dalles Imagination Garden (The DIG)
    An educational garden where Master Gardeners and 4-H provide workshops, day camps, and a community gathering place.
  • The Dirt Sheet
    Monthly newsletter published by Wasco County Master Gardeners
  • Jr. Master Gardeners
    An after-school garden club for elementary school students, taught in partnership with 4-H
  • Seeds & Soils 
    Science exploration with 4th grade students around Wasco County


Gardening Resources

Monthly Garden Calendars

OSU Plant Clinic Monthly Highlights

OSU Extension Publication Catalog

Management Guide for Home Orchards for Wasco County

Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Wasco County Plant Clinics 


The Dirt Sheet: published by Wasco County Master Gardeners

Gardener's Pen: published by the Statewide Oregon Master Gardeners Association

Garden Highlights: published by a Lifetime Master Gardener in the Gorge

Other Related Sites

OSU Master Gardener Program

Oregon Master Gardener Association


2016 Wasco County Master Gardener Association Officers:

President - John Luthy
President-Elect - Ronnie Smith
Past President - Bob Bailey
Secretary - Bicki Shaver
Treasurer - Jens Fredericksen
Historian - Vacant
State OMGA Representative - Barbara Bailey
State OMGA Representative Alternate - Jens Fredericksen