Master Gardener Volunteers Pashalle Johnson, Deanna Moline and Tina Soares study plant problems at the Benton County Demonstration Garden.

Who are Master Gardener volunteers?

Master Gardener volunteers are people just like you who are excited about making things grow.  We are from all walks of life, and we are all part of a team that works together to:

  • Learn how to grow plants for food and beauty.
  • Discover tested and trusted gardening resources.
  • Solve plant problems.
  • Share what we discover.

As a Master Gardener volunteer educator, you will complete a university-taught course about the nuts and bolts of growing. 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.

Master Gardener volunteer trainees at a hand-on garden lab.

Brooke Edmunds

Becoming a Master Gardener

 It is helpful if potential Master Gardeners have had some gardening experience, but it is not required.

Some 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


2020 training costs to be announced.

Thanks to support from our nonprofit partners, a limited number of partial scholarships are available, please contact Elizabeth Records for more information.

Volunteer service

2020 volunteer service information to be announced.

For more details check out How to Join.

Upcoming Events

May 4 - Oct 19

Albany Farmers Market Plant Clinic

9:00 am - 1:00 pm Albany, OR
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Corvallis Farmers Market Plant Clinic

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Plant Clinic - Brownsville Farmers Market

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Brownsville, OR
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Plant Clinic: Sweet Home Farmers Market

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sweet Home, OR