Master Gardener

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Plants benefit society in many ways

The Oregon State University Master Gardener™ Program 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 corp 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 ReliableRelevant 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, email us a question, 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.

Upcoming Events

Master Gardener Online: Home Horticulture Summer Intensive

Master Gardener Event

Mon, Aug 13, 2018 12:00 am - Fri, Sep 28, 2018 11:55 pm
If you’re looking for a comprehensive, science-based, basic horticulture and gardening course, our Home Horticulture Certificate could be for you! This expert-led course provides the same training as our popular Master Gardener Online program, in an accelerated summer format.

Tomatoes: Variety Tasting & Preserving the Harvest

Linn County Extension Event

Thu, Aug 16, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Curious about different tomato varieties and how to preserve your harvest? Join us for a free class at the Albany Senior Center!

Fall Gardening: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Sep 8, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts!

This class is part of the FREE Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class Series offered by Oregon State University Extension Service Linn County Master Gardeners.

Tomatoes!

Linn County Extension Event

Mon, Sep 10, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Linn County Master Gardeners and the Lebanon Garden Club for the Lebanon Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series.

Lisa Almarode of Fairweather Farms, an expert on tomato varieties, will tell us about them.

Growing Herbs and Making Herb-Flavored Vinegars

Linn County Extension Event

Thu, Sep 13, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Curious about growing and using culinary herbs? Join us for a free class at the Albany Senior Center!

Drop-in Class: Seed Saving for Gardeners

Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Tue, Sep 18, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us at the LBCC Veterans Garden to learn more about collecting and storing seeds from your own garden.

Planting Shrubs for Year-Round Interest

Linn County Extension Event

Mon, Oct 8, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Linn County Master Gardeners and the Lebanon Garden Club for the Lebanon Second Monday Lunchtime Gardening Series.

In this workshop, Trudie Bason of Timeless Gardens digs into which shrubs will give you a continuous display.

Mason Bees: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 13, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts! Find out how you can host mason bees, which are beneficial pollinator for gardens and farms.

Drop-in Class: Season Extension with Low Tunnels & Row Covers

Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Tue, Oct 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us at the LBCC Veterans Garden to learn how to extend your gardening season with this hands-on class on how to bend hoops and install row covers on raised beds.

The garden in winter: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Nov 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts! This class will show you what to do with your garden during colder months.

Good Bug / Bad Bug: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Linn County Extension Event

Sat, Jan 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts! Find out how to:
-- send insect pests packing 
--attract beneficial insects that will pollinate plants and eat insects that damage your garden
--and more!