Local Resources

Central Gorge Master Gardener Volunteer Opportunities

Hood River County Master Gardeners Program Resource

Information on participation in the Central Gorge Master Gardener Volunteer program.
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Shiftboard Instructions

Hood River County Master Gardeners Program Resource

Shiftboard is an online tool for employee scheduling and workforce management.

Volunteer Service Record Sheet

Hood River County Master Gardeners Program Resource

These sheets will help you record your service hours to meet the Master Gardener annual guidelines.
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Hood River County Master Gardeners Program Resource

Shiftboard is a employee scheduling and workforce management tool.

Tracking Volunteer Service

Hood River County Master Gardeners Program Resource

Master Gardener volunteers report total volunteer service hours by activity at the end of the year. This form is an aid for you to track your volunteer hours over the year by recording the date and hours worked each time you work on a project. Report totals at the end of the year.

Plant Clinic and Regional Resources

Cherry harvest.

Hood River Area Home Fruit Tree Pest Management

Fact Sheet

Information on fruit tree pest management for the Hood River area. This guide includes pesticides currently registered for home use that have a reasonable chance of controlling the apple pests listed if applied at appropriate times with adequate frequency, and sufficient coverage.
dried beans

WSU Hortsense

Online Resource

A compilation of fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems.
University of California, Integrated Pest Management.


Online Resource

University of California' official guidelines for managing pests with environmentally sound methods.
Black vine weevil.

OSU - Urban Entomology

Online Resource

Urban entomology is the study of insects and mites that affect people and their property. This site is a collection of .pdf bulletins, fact sheets and images of urban pests, their biology and, where appropriate, control.
Lichens on juniper trees.

Woody Plant Identification System

Online Resource

The plant identification system allows you to identify an unknown woody plant using a list of features. Click the appropriate link below for the kind of plant you are attempting to identify. The identification is limited to the more than 900 woody plants in the Oregon State Univ. Landscape Plants website.
A towering stand of fir trees in McDonald Forest.

Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest

Online Resource

The purpose of this site is to help you identify common conifers and broadleaves in the Pacific Northwest. Inludes trees by common name, trees by scientific name, a dichotomous key, and mystery tree.

Statewide Resources

Online Volunteer Reporting System (VRS)

Master Gardener Program Resource

Report your hours online.

Marketing Templates

Master Gardener Program Resource

Use these templates for ALL posters and other materials.

Master Gardener Code of Conduct

Master Gardener Program Resource

The Master Gardener Code of Conduct describes the expectations of Extension Master Gardener trainees and volunteers. It must be signed and filed, before an individual can begin volunteering with the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program.

Pest Control Recommendation Agreement

Master Gardener Program Resource

This form emphasizes to volunteers that the MG Program strives to provide science-based, objective advice to clients. MGs cannot introduce their personal bias into recommendations.

Policies Concerning the Use of Title of “OSU Master Gardener”

Master Gardener Program Resource

This form outlines how the title of Master Gardener can and cannot be used. For example, it cannot be used to sell or promote a product.

PNW Handbooks

Master Gardener Program Resource

PNW Handbooks: Insect, Disease, Weed