Clackamas County Master Gardeners


Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.

Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.

Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.

Secrets of the Tomato Masters

April 11, 9 am – 11:30 am. Free and open to the public.
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie

  • Choosing the right type – the difference between ‘dertminate’ and ‘indeterminate’ tomatoes
  • Starting tomatoes from seeds
  • Transplanting and planting – when and how
  • General cultural techniques – pruning, fertilizing, and watering
  • Disease and pest management – symptoms and remedies for common diseases and pests
  • Support structures – how to make sturdy, long-lasting supports
  • How to get an earlier harvest

Click here for event flier : 2015 Secrets of the Tomato Masters.

Free Lectures

We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie). Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.

April 13, 2015

The Challenge of Weeds:Chip Bubl *MG education credit.

about Chip Bubl, OSU Extension Agent

This weed presentation will cover identification and management of some of the more challenging garden and home landscape weeds; a look at the effectiveness of organic herbicides; and a brief discussion of ornamental plants that wander too easily.

Chip has been an agricultural Extension agent with Oregon State University for over 30 years. His areas of interest include horticultural crops/landscape and invasive weed management, vegetable production, and vertebrate pest management. He has taught in the MG program since the mid 1980’s.


Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.

Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or