Clackamas County Master Gardeners

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2017 International Master Gardener Conference Portland, Oregon, July 10 - 14

There are lots of choices for the conference: 44 concurrent session classes and 16 tours to choose from; extra events such as the opening reception and 3 movies in a film festival.

Blog page with all the info for the event:


Timber Press Discounts for Master Gardeners

Timber Press, a Portland publisher devoted to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing high quality and award-winning books in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history, has established a discount program for all Master Gardeners. A 35% discount is offered for all online orders through their website at Upon checkout, enter the discount code: master to receive your discount. This code has no expiration, so you can shop online anytime! Click here for more information.

Timber Press will also have a booth during the trade show at the IMGC Conference where physical copies of the books will be for sale and will include the 35% discount. Visit them at booths # 200 & 202


10-Minute University™ will receive the first place Search for Excellence Award in the workshop/class category from the International Master Gardener Association at the 2017 conference.

Awards are given out every two years at the international conference. We will receive ours next July when Oregon plays host to 1,200 attendees of the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference.

This honor culminates ten years of hard work. In 2006, a founding committee consisted of Bill Bradley (chair), Kathi Cardinalli, Jane Collier, Herb Davis, Denise Dwan, Laura Eyer, Louise Hargens, Jean Natter, and Sherry Sheng (co-chair) laid a solid foundation.

In recent years, the core team of instructors and curriculum developers included Darlene Reimer, Jane Collier, Laura Eyer, Sherry Holley, and Sherry Sheng. They were ably assisted by Ann Upton, Sharon Wiley, Frank Wille, and Marianne Kahl who steadfastly provided logistical support at our educational events featuring 10-Minute University.

The program grew and thrived since 2006 due largely to two core values: allegiance to research-based information and continuous improvement. Current and past members of the OSU faculty review our handouts to ensure quality. Written evaluations of clients help to assess the past and chart new directions.

Strong, sustained financial and moral support from the Clackamas Chapter allowed 10-Minute University to become an award-winning program.

Congratulations to the 10-Minute University team!

Honoring our members


Clackamas County Master Gardener of the Year

This award is presented to one OSU Master Gardener from each County by the Oregon Master Gardener Association working cooperatively with Oregon State University. This annual award recognizes outstanding dedication and service of an OSU Master Gardener at the county level.

Our 2016 Clackamas County Master Gardener is Dee Linde, class of 2010.

In the past year Dee has served as our Email Tree coordinator, and on the following committees: Chapter Handbook and Directory, Nominations and Awards, Pins, Website Committee, and the Program committee. Thank you for all that you do for our chapter!

Clackamas County Behind The Scenes Award

This award recognizes a Clackamas County Master Gardener who has contributed to our chapter by working quietly behind the scenes.

Our 2016 Behind the Scenes honoree is Paul Baker, class of 2008.

Paul has served on the Executive board as our Treasurer for the past two years. His work includes handing the money matters during the Spring Garden Fair, work on the Budget committee and keeping up on the financial side of our chapter. He takes care of setting up for each chapter meeting, and assisting for each event that we hold at the Milwaukie Center. Paul also volunteers on the Spring Garden Fair Set-up Committee. Your had work for our members is truly appreciated!


Spring Garden Fair Behind the Scenes

Recognizing one of our hardworking Spring Garden Fair committee members for a job well done during our annual fund raiser.

The 2016 honoree is Will Hughes, class of 2008.

Will has worked as Fairgrounds liaison for the Spring Garden Fair for many years. He is there every day the week before the Fair to assist with set-up, and both Saturday and Sunday during the Fair until the last vendor has gone home on Sunday afternoon. Thank you for your dedication to the Spring Garden Fair.


State Master Gardener of the Year

This is the highest award presented to an Oregon Master Gardener. The Oregon Master Gardener Association and Oregon State University present the award cooperatively. This annual award recognizes outstanding and unusual service benefiting the Oregon Master Gardener Association and the OSU Master Gardener Program.

Our 2016 Nominee is Jane Collier, class of 1996. Thank you, Jane for your service to our chapter.


Statewide Behind the Scenes Award

This annual award recognizes an OSU Master Gardener who works quietly and unselfishly behind the scenes to further the OSU Master Gardener Program on a county or state level. This is not a person who is out in front working on projects so everyone knows their contributions. Rather it is a person whom few may actually know the level of their contributions.

Our 2016 Nominee is Sharon Andrews, class of 2009. Thank you, Sharon, for everything you do for our members.


Congratulations on your well deserved recognition!