Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers are neighbors, friends and family who you can go to for garden advice that is grounded in science and locally relevant.
What is involved in volunteering?
As a Master Gardener volunteer educator, you will complete a university-taught course about the nuts and bolts of gardening. You’ll join a cohort of new and experienced volunteers and connect with a community of fellow plant enthusiasts. Then, you’ll share research-based sustainable gardening practices to promote healthy landscapes, healthy foods and healthy lives.
You can help grow knowledge, gardens and communities. Join us.
It is helpful if potential Master Gardeners have had some gardening experience, but it is not required.
We learn through a combination of hands-on garden labs, interactive online experiences and classroom activities. Typical training topics include:
- botany essentials
- soil management
- plant nutrition
- pest identification and control
- diagnosis of plant problems
- growing vegetables
- sustainable landscape design
- fruit trees
- and more