Washington County Extension

1815 NW 169th Place, Suite 1000
Beaverton, OR 97006
United States

Office hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Currently open!

Office fax

Washington County Extension

ASK A MASTER GARDENER

Phone: 503-821-1150, Option 2

Email:  mastergardener.wc@oregonstate.edu

 

 

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The Extension Service is here to serve the Citizens of Washington County, providing knowledge from universities nationwide. With objective researched-based information our commitment is to the families, youths, schools, agricultural producers, foresters and governments residing in Washington County.

 

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Swallowtail butterfly on Rhododendron near office
Swallowtail butterfly sighted near office

Upcoming Events

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FREE Summer Lunch Program

Washington County Extension Event

Mon, Jun 18, 2018 12:00 pm - Fri, Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm
FREE Summer Lunch Program for kids ages 1- 18!

Arborvitae ID (and their look-alikes)* by Elizabeth Price

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Sat, Jun 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn to identify Arborvitae and trees that are often mistaken for Arborvitae.  Eight tree species in the Cypress family with the same type of foliage will be closely examined.   Learn key ID characteristics, plant habit and uses in the landscape.  This will be a walking tour of the PCC Rock Creek campus.


*Asterisk indicates 1-hour MG education credit

Washington County 4-H Horse Fair

Washington County 4-H Event

Mon, Jun 25, 2018 - Sat, Jun 30, 2018 (All Day)
Support Washington County 4-H members at the 2018 Horse Fair! Free to the public.

2018 4-H Wagon Train

Washington County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 7, 2018 - Fri, Jul 13, 2018 (All Day)
Wagons Ho! on the Ochoco Trail Trek

Drought Tolerant Gardening in the Northwest - Carolyn Adams/Jacque Myers

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Thu, Jul 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
A wide variety of landscape plants thrive in the Willamette Valley’s climate with little or no water once established. Learn about reducing water needs of conventional plants and creating a low-water garden. 
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Judging Palooza

Deschutes County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2018 - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 (All Day)
This two day judging event starts off on Saturday, July 14 at 9 am with a livestock judging clinic and rounds out Sunday, July 15 at 7 am with a livestock judging contest.

Blueberry Selection and Care* by Sue Ryburn

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Fri, Jul 20, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Blueberries are fun and relatively easy to grow in our area. Learn about varieties, how to care for blueberries, harvesting, monitoring for problems and how to address them.

*Asterisk indicates 1-hour MG education credit

Washington County Fair - Day 1

Washington County 4-H Event

Thu, Jul 26, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!

Washington County Fair - Day 2

Washington County 4-H Event

Fri, Jul 27, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!

Washington County Fair - Day 3

Washington County 4-H Event

Sat, Jul 28, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!

Washington County Fair - Day 4

Washington County 4-H Event

Sun, Jul 29, 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Support 4-Hers at the Washington County Fair!

Learning Garden Open House*

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Sat, Sep 15, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tour the Master Gardener Learning Garden and FREE workshops held onsite.

* Asterisk indicates 1-hour MG education credit

Seeds: Sowing/Harvesting/Saving* by Sarah Gramm Wolf

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Sat, Sep 15, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
What the seed packets don’t tell you when planting seeds; heirloom varieties and seed harvesting (when to harvest, how to clean the seeds); seed saving (storage conditions); and do-it-yourself viability testing before planting your saved seeds. Pioneers brought their saved seeds with them when they crossed the Oregon Trail ... the tiny, mighty seed!

*Asterisk indicates 1-hour MG education credit

Winterize: Putting your Garden to Bed* by Sue Ryburn

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Sat, Sep 15, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fall signals the coming of our winter months and the time to prepare the garden for cooler, wetter days. Learn about steps to protect your plants, take advantage of the indoors for some garden tasks, prepare for spring and also support the ecosystem in your garden.

 * Asterisk indicates 1-hour MG education credit

Creating a Hellstrip Garden - From Sod 2 Super!* by Susan Albright

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Sat, Sep 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Want to reclaim an under-used portion of your yard? Curious about the term "Hellstrip" and if you have one?  This session answers these questions and more. Come learn about site preparation, plant selection and design, planting techniques, water concerns, and maintenance for hellstrips.  If possible, we will have some hands-on activities in the garden.

* Asterisk indicates 1-hour MG education credit

Fascinating Plants Across the Globe by Seth Menser

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Tue, Nov 6, 6:50 pm - 7:45 pm
Seth was Horticulture Supervisor at the San Diego Zoo, and will give a presentation on the various projects he worked on, highlighting in photography some of the incredible plants he has seen along the way. The countries covered in this presentation include Australia, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, France, New Caledonia, and New Zealand.

Mason Bee Cocoon Cleaning by Ron Spendal

Metro area Master Gardener (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington counties) Event

Sat, Dec 1, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This presentation is a hands-on workshop showing how to extract, clean, and store mason bee cocoons.
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