Master Gardener Code of Conduct: 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.
Background History Checks for Volunteers: Beginning in 2009, OSU adopted the statute instituted mandatory criminal records checks on all persons who are in a critical or security-sensitive position. These positions includes those jobs listed in (a) -(g).
Master Gardener Certification and Recertification: Definitions: A common understanding of key definitions related to the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Master Gardener Program will better enable Program faculty, staff and volunteers to understand, communicate, implement and adhere to associated policies. We offer these definitions for consideration and discussion.
Plant Clinic Procedures: In most counties, Master Gardeners staff Plant Clinic phone lines and desks at county Extension offices. Many counties also offer Plant Clinics in their communities, at farmers’ markets, fairs and commercial businesses. Plant Clinics are a valuable service to the community, where Oregonians can ask questions about their home or community garden.
Use of the OSU Extension Master Gardener™ Title and Logos: Using the OSU and OSU Master Gardener Program logo is an important concept to introduce early in the program. An understanding that these terms are licensed by Oregon State University provides valuable orientation that the program is truly a part of OSU Extension, and volunteer participation and earning the title of “OSU Extension Master Gardener” is truly part of the overall University strategy for public outreach.
Volunteer Liability and Risk Management: The safety of the Master Gardener volunteers and Extension clientele is an important issue. The Master Gardener Position Description and the Pest Control Recommendation Agreement provide guidelines regarding pest management recommendations.
Gardening resources for Master Gardener volunteers
Resources commonly used by Master Gardener volunteers throughout the state to find information about plant selection, planting and maintenance techniques, plant disease diagnosis, insect pest management, and other gardening topics.