Oregon State University Extension Service

Master Gardener Program Quick Stats

All statistics are for the 2018 reporting year (November 2017 - October 2018).

  • In Oregon, there were 2,959 Active Master Gardener Volunteers
  • These volunteers donated a total of 210,997 hours, in support of OSU Extension Master Gardener Program.  
  • Master Gardeners had 128,518 public contacts, via Plant Clinics, public gardening classes, demonstration days and other activities.  
  • The monetary value of this service is $5.2 million dollars, and translates into an additional 103 FTE to OSU and OSU Extension.  FTE stands for full time equivalent, and is used as a measure of full time employees.
  • Master Gardeners donated an estimated 79,738 pounds of fresh produce, harvested from Master Gardener-managed community and demonstration gardens, to local food banks and food pantries. 

Learn more about what we have done in past years, by reading our Annual Reports.

Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/master-gardener-program-quick-stats