Clackamas County Master Gardeners

February 2017

Chapter Meeting

Monday, February 13 at 7 p.m. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie

Tree Hazards and Prevention - Paul Ries, Instructor and Extension Specialist at OSU.
Every year our landscape changes as trees fall or break, causing property damage, injuries and power outages. While some tree failures are unpredictable and unavoidable, many can be prevented. Join us as Paul Ries, OSU Urban Forestry Instructor, shares tips on how to recognize the warning signs that trees may be in trouble so we can deal with potential problems and correct them before something bad happens. Paul also will highlight planting the right tree in the right place, how to prune it correctly and caring for it properly throughout its life. Click here for more info on this presentation and the presenter   *MG Education Credit

Handbooks will be available beginning in February: Please be sure to pick yours up at chapter meetings and events. If you have paid to have yours mailed, look for it in your mailbox by the end of February. If it happens that you cannot pick up your copy and need it mailed, contact Frank Wille to make other arrangements.

Coming Next Month - March 13: News & Opportunities for CCMGs - Gail Langellotto, Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator

Please join us as we learn about what's happening in the world of Master Gardening for our state and region. Gail will give a short talk about opportunities for the coming year following our Annual Potluck to welcome the 2017 Trainees.


Early Bird Registration Extended for the International Master Gardener Conference !

Great News for those who missed the Early Bird deadline! Early Bird registration has just been extended to February 28th! Yes, if you register now through the end of February, you can still save $50 off the 2017 IMGC registration fee! Please join us on July 10 - 14 at the Portland Convention Center. Webpage link for more details and to register:


And don't forget that our Clackamas Chapter is offering partial scholarships to qualified CCMG members.
See the Members page for details or click here for the application.

Garden Discovery Day: Saturday, March 4 from 9 am to Noon
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr.
10-Minute University™ Classes (25 minutes each) • Displays (9:00 am – noon)
New this year! An extended plant clinic: Ask a Master Gardener Clinic (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) • Soil Testing (9:00 – 11:30 am)

Classroom A
Classroom B
Displays on:
Starting Vegetables from Seed
Basic Pruning
• Growing Blueberries
Growing Blueberries
Soil 101
• Mason Bees
Raised Bed Gardening
Advanced Pruning
• Raised Beds
Common Garden Pests and Diseases
Managing Slugs and Snails
• Sheet Mulching
Growing Tomatoes
Growing Vegetables in Containters
• Season-Extension for Veggies
Mason Bees
Spring Gardening Tips
• Seed Starting
• Pruning

* all sessions count as MG Education Credit towards your annual recertification. Please share this info with your friends and neighbors! Click here for more info and a link to the printable flyer.

Looking ahead: 2017 Programs and Events Preview - list is subject to change

March 11: Members Tomato Workshop - Watch your email for details!
April 10: Fantastic Containers - Bob Hyland
May 6 & 7: Spring Garden Fair
May 8: Aging and Gardening: A Panel Discussion
June 12: Conserving Bumble Bees
July 10 - 14: International Master Gardener Conference

August 14: Chapter Picnic
September 11: Of Moss & Men - Sarah Jovan
October 7: Fall into Gardening
October 9: The Sauvie Island Partnership - Jane Hartline
November 13: Growing Conifers- Things Gardeners Can Learn from Christmas Trees - Chal Landgren
December 11: Garden Art and Symbols - Steve Pettingill


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