Master Gardener

News & Announcements

The Master Gardener and Horticulture Proficiency program provides Oregonians with education about gardening and horticulture.
We have scheduled 14 Master Gardener classes for the 2019 program and one pruning workshop. The classes will be held on Tuesday evenings
beginning January 15th and running through April 23th, with a final class on Tuesday, April 23th. Tuesday classes will begin promptly at 5:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Classes
are held in the conference room at the Union County 4-H & Extension Education Center, 10507 N. McAlister Road, Island City.

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

Webinar: OSU Research on Native Plants in the PNW Garden

Mon, Oct 22, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linn County Master Gardeners Event

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

Tue, Oct 30, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Linn County Master Gardeners Event

The garden in winter: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Sat, Nov 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linn County Extension Event

Webinar: Weird & Wonderful World of Plant Galls

Mon, Nov 19, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linn County Master Gardeners Event

Good Bug / Bad Bug: Sweet Home Saturday Garden Class

Sat, Jan 12, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linn County Extension Event