Wasco County Master Gardeners

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener™? Master Gardeners are people like you, interested in learning more about the art and science of growing and caring for plants in the garden, the landscape, and the home. In exchange for classroom instruction, Master Gardeners agree to help local Extension faculty and staff extend horticultural information to people in their communities. 

Master Gardeners Help People

Your commitment after training is to be a volunteer staff person for the OSU Extension Service. The program coordinator will help you to schedule your volunteer time. Some Master Gardeners answer telephone requests for gardening information; others staff plant clinics at garden shows or local events. Master Gardeners might also work on projects with local schools, give talks to area garden clubs or complete an approved project of their own design. 

The Training of Master Gardeners

Master Gardener™ training classes are taught by OSU extension agents and horticultural experts. The program offers basic, practical courses in plant science and home horticulture. Classes include basic botany, methods for growing vegetables, lawns, fruit trees and landscape plants, pest identification and control methods, soil management and plant nutrition, and diagnosis of plant problems. The actual courses offered vary depending on local needs and interests. Classes are held during the winter months from February through April. 

Upcoming Events

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Plant Clinics - Wasco County Extension Office

Wasco County Master Gardeners Event

Tue, Apr 3, 2018 1:00 pm - Thu, Oct 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Have questions about your garden? Need advice about your house plants? Wasco County Master Gardeners are here to answer your questions Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00-4:00pm.
Visit us at the Wasco County Extension office or call us at 541-296-5494
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Coffee at The DIG (Summer Gardening Series)

Wasco County Master Gardeners Event

Sat, Jun 2, 2018 9:00 am - Sat, Aug 25, 2018 9:00 am
Saturdays at 9am in The Dalles
June, July, and August
Free coffee!

A Saturday workshop series led by Master Gardeners and other local partners on topics such as pollinator health, deer protection and growing and using herbs. This is an informal gathering for folks interested in learning more and meeting others who are interested in gardening.