Home Garden and Landscape

Got gardening questions? We've got answers!

The Linn County office of the OSU Extension Service receives more than 3,000 requests for home gardening information annually. To provide this information, Extension enlists the assistance of Master Gardener volunteers.

Your gardening questions can be answered by visiting our office, by calling us at 541-967-3871, at one of our educational events, or by reading one of our great gardening publications.

Monthly Garden Calendars

Are you wondering what to do in your garden this month? The OSU Extension garden calendar contains timely monthly garden tips including information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening.

See the Calendar

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Classes & Events

May 4 - Oct 19

Albany Farmers Market Plant Clinic

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Albany, OR
May 4 - Oct 19

Albany Farmers Market Plant Clinic

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Albany, OR
Aug 12 - Sep 19

Plant Clinic - Brownsville Farmers Market

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Brownsville, OR
Aug 20 - Sep 17

Plant Clinic: Sweet Home Farmers Market

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sweet Home, OR

Our Projects


GROWING is a joint publication by Linn and Benton County OSU Extension services, and is published by the Albany Democrat Herald. GROWING is published every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November).


Seed to Supper

Seed to Supper is a comprehensive six-week beginning gardening course that gives novice, adult gardeners the tools and confidence they need to successfully grow a portion of their own food on a limited budget.

Master Gardener™ Programs of Linn and Benton Counties

Master Gardener™ Programs of Linn and Benton Counties

Do you love gardening, want to advance your skills, and volunteer your time to help others learn? We provide Master Gardeners with tools to become better gardeners:

  • Research-based gardening techniques: Learn the art and science of growing and caring for plants using sustainable gardening practices. Our techniques are based on research by Oregon State University and other land-grant universities.
  • Grow your community: Meet beginner and expert gardeners in your community.
  • Learn by teaching: Provide gardening education in your community.
  • Gain confidence in your skills: We see Master Gardeners become more confident, outgoing, and aware of the need for their gardening knowledge.

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Meet our experts

Community Horticulture, Master Gardeners
Office Specialist, Ag./Home Horticulture/Tech Support
Education Program Assistant, Master Gardener volunteer coordinator

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