Training is available at the Yamhill County Extension office in McMinnville or can be taken online through OSU. Trainees who take the online course can volunteer in Yamhill County after completing the course.
Training at the Yamhill County office is an 11 week course beginning in January and ending in March. Classes are on Thursdays from 9am - 4pm. Only one training is offered each year.
Interested or just wanting more information? Call the Yamhill County Extension office at 503-434-7517. Applications for the program are available every October.
2019 Yamhill County Master Gardener Program registration is CLOSED.
If you would like to be notified about the 2020 Master Gardener Program, please contact the Yamhill County Extension office at (503) 434-7517 or email Jade Wilson.
Preparing a new gardening area at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds.
Three Yamhill County Master Gardeners at the Annual Yamhill County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale. Left to right: Gail P., Stephanie J., Sue N.
The Master Gardener & Home Horticulture Basic Training course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about the effective and sustainable management of their home horticultural landscape. There are no course prerequisites, although a basic understanding of plants is helpful.
Option 1: An alternate route to becoming a Certified Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, if the timing of the live training doesn't work for you.
Option 2: The same training Master Gardeners receive in Option 1, for those who want the training but do not want to become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Participants receive a Certificate of Home Horticulture upon successful completion of the online course.
In this course you will learn about the art and the science of caring for plants. We examine plant types (e.g. woody, herbaceous), garden types (e.g. container, vegetable), and elements that influence the growth and vigor of plants in the home garden (e.g. pathogens, soils, insects, management decisions). We will also focus on the prevention and diagnosis of plant problems, as well as a least toxic approach to tolerating and/or managing plant problems in the home horticultural landscape.
Click the heading "Online Master Gardener Course" above to go to the website for more information.