Bob Rost

Started in 1982, the Lincoln County Master Gardener™ program educates and trains volunteers who provide research-based, sustainable gardening information to backyard gardeners and professionals in Lincoln County through education and outreach programs. Master Gardener Volunteers can help with diagnosing plant and insect related problems, soil preparation, plant maintenance and propagation, correct pruning methods, identifying plants, and selecting appropriate plant materials for coastal gardening.

The training Master Gardeners receive provides them with tools to become better gardeners, an awareness of sustainable gardening practices, an opportunity to give service to others, and access to a network of fellow, like minded gardeners.

Become a Master Gardener

Do you love gardening? Want to advance your gardening knowledge and skills? Enjoy helping others learn? Become a Master Gardener!

  • Learn research-based gardening techniques: Learn the art and science of growing and caring for plants using sustainable gardening practices.
  • Grow your community: Meet beginner and expert gardeners in your community and help expand their knowledge and confidence.
  • Learn by teaching: Provide gardening education to help your community thrive.
  • Gain confidence in your skills: As they see how their gardening knowledge is valued, Master Gardeners blossom and become more confident and outgoing.
Photo by Stephen Ward

Upcoming Events

Aug 10

Yachats River Valley Farm Tour

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Yachats, OR
Aug 13

Children's Garden Fair

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Lincoln City, OR
Aug 18

Eating from the Garden

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Yachats, OR
Sep 22
Photo by Stephen Ward

Learn about gardening. Ask us questions.

There are many ways to learn about gardening through OSU Extension:

  • Gardening resources: Access to our gardening resources is affordable—often offered at no-cost—through one-on-one conversations with experts, workshops, publications, hotlines, online classes and more.
  • Ask a gardening question: Do you have a gardening question? Local experts are available to answer your gardening and insect questions. Please contact us (online, by phone or in person), we’d love to hear from you.
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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Renee Johnson
Education Program Assistant 1
Program Coordinator-MG/AG/Forestry