Hood River County Master Gardeners

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July's Weed of the month is Knapweed! If you see it, pull it.

Master Gardeners Help People

Your commitment after training is to be a volunteer staff person for the OSU Extension Service. The program coordinator will help you to schedule your volunteer time. Some Master Gardeners answer telephone requests for gardening information; others staff plant clinics at garden shows or local events. Master Gardeners might also work on projects with local schools, give talks to area garden clubs or complete an approved project of their own design. 

Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener™? Master Gardeners are people like you, interested in learning more about the art and science of growing and caring for plants in the garden, the landscape, and the home. In exchange for classroom instruction, Master Gardeners agree to help local Extension faculty and staff extend horticultural information to people in their communities.

The Training of Master Gardeners

Master Gardener™ training classes are taught by OSU extension agents and horticultural experts. The program offers basic, practical courses in plant science and home horticulture. Classes include basic botany, methods for growing vegetables, lawns, fruit trees and landscape plants, pest identification and control methods, soil management and plant nutrition, and diagnosis of plant problems. The actual courses offered vary depending on local needs and interests. Classes are held during the winter months from February through April. 

Upcoming Events

Plant Clinics-Hood River Extension Office

Hood River County Extension Event

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 1:00 pm - Mon, Oct 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Master Gardeners are available at the Extension Office for your plant questions on Monday's from 1-4pm and on Thursday's from 9am-Noon and again from 1-4pm.

Saturday Plant Clinics-Hood River Supply

Hood River County Extension Event

Sat, Jun 30, 2018 9:00 am - Sat, Oct 6, 2018 1:00 pm
Hood River Supply or Ace Hardware in Hood River hosts a Saturday Plant Clinic from 9am-1pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday each month from April to October.
man looking at glass of beer (photo by Lynn Ketchum)

Brassicas and Beer

Hood River County Extension Event

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed, Sep 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Free summer gardening seminar series with all seminars held at Volcanic Bottle Shoppe 1410 12th Ave, Hood River from 6-7pm.