Brooke Edmunds is the OSU Extension Community Horticulturist in Marion and Polk Counties and associate professor (practice) in the OSU Department of Horticulture. She has a Ph.D in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University and has previously worked for the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Colorado State University Extension. Her focus is on meeting the community horticulture needs in Marion and Polk counties.
In her Extension role, she oversees the Master Gardener programs in each county. She also coordinates research-based educational programs in community food systems and IPM. Outside of work, Brooke enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, gardening, and exploring beautiful Oregon.