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.


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.


June 11, 2018
Meadow and Grass Ecology – Tom Kaye, PhD. OSU Institute for Applied Ecology https://appliedeco.org/  


06JuneHerbert-Farm-PP1b-35mm-2016.05.31The Institute for Applied Ecology conserves native species and habitats through restoration, research and education. The scientists conduct rigorous research and work closely with public and private partners to implement science based restoration, creating and managing habitat for plants and wildlife. Their goal is to restore Pacific Northwest habitats by conducting on-the-ground restoration, developing ecologically appropriate seed sources, cultivating partnerships that promote regional conservation, and advancing innovative and research-based restoration techniques.

Tom Kaye, PhD, is Executive Director and Senior Ecologist at the Institute for Applied Ecology, specializing in habitat restoration, invasive species control, and endangered species reintroduction. Tom also serves as The Habitat Restoration Program creates and manages habitat for plants and wildlife. Our goal is to restore Pacific Northwest habitats by conducting on-the-ground restoration, developing ecologically appropriate seed sources, cultivating partnerships that promote regional conservation, and advancing innovative and research-based restoration techniques. We also develop and implement site specific management and restoration plans.

MG Education Credit


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.