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The Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener™ program in Klamath County educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants.
OSU Extension Master Gardeners are volunteer educators, neighbors, and on-the-ground researchers who serve their community with solid training in science-based, sustainable gardening and a love of lifelong learning.
What does a Master Gardener volunteer do?
Master Gardener volunteers are community educators. Some of the ways they serve in their communities, both online and in person, include:
- staff community events and answer gardening questions to the public
- research answers to gardening questions at county extension offices
- develop online training workshops for local gardeners
- demonstrate sustainable gardening techniques at county fairs, home, and garden shows
- manage and work in demonstration gardens with fellow Master Gardener volunteers and community members
- support school gardening with educational components and hands-on activities
In their first year, all Master Gardener trainees complete a university-taught course about gardening. Typical topics include:
- botany essentials
- soil management
- plant nutrition
- pest identification and control
- diagnosis of plant problems
- growing vegetables
- sustainable landscape design
- fruit trees
In years following their first, Master Gardeners take continuing education courses to keep current on new and regionally relevant gardening information. These courses may include webinars, hands-on workshops, and online or in-person classes and lectures.
If you want to learn about horticulture but can't commit to the full Master Gardener Volunteer program, you may want to enroll in OSU's 12-week Online Certificate of Home Horticulture course. Information can be found here: available soon