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.

January 14, 2019
Getting to Know the World of Bamboo – Noah Bell, Bamboo Garden

01bamboogardenFor many gardeners, the idea of bamboo in the garden conjures one of three images: a) hopelessly exotic plants, probably tropical and probably Asian; b) a dreadful menace that is impossible to control; or c) both of the above. Our speaker, Noah Bell, will make the case that bamboo is a dragon:  ancient, exotic, wild, and an inestimable ally when befriended and properly cared for.

Noah Bell has managed Bamboo Garden for 14 years, a 20 acre nursery dedicated to growing bamboo, introducing appropriate new species and cultivars, and providing both plants and design services for major gardens across the US and Canada. Noah will talk both about the magic and mystique of bamboo – and about how to control it.

Save the date for our next Free event – Garden Discovery Day coming in March

2019 Garden Discovery

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.