Master Gardener

News & Announcements

Registration is open for Master Gardener statewide conference.
2019 International Master Gardener Search for Excellence

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

Growing Gardeners Conference

Master Gardener Event

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 12:00 pm - Sat, Jul 14, 2018 5:00 pm
The Growing Gardeners (G2) educational conference is Oregon's Statewide Master Gardener Conference.
Bearded iris

Iris Party!!!

Marion County Master Gardeners Event

Sat, Jul 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join OSU Master Gardeners for this hands-on workshop digging, cutting up bearded iris clumps, and labeling the fans.
Berry medley: blackberry, blueberry, strawberry

Berry Tasting, Variety Selection, & Basic Berry Care

Marion County Master Gardeners Event

Sat, Jul 21, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Learn (by taste) what berries you want to grow with the help of OSU Master Gardeners
Grafted apple tree. Image depicts red and yellow apples on same tree.

Bud Grafting Workshop

Marion County Master Gardeners Event

Sat, Jul 28, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Learn the basic techniques of bud grafting including different bud grafting methods and when they should be used.