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.

April 9, 2018 –  Beyond Pinterest: Unlocking the Secrets behind the Pretty Picture – Darcy Daniels, Landscape Designer

Who doesn’t love flipping through gorgeous garden images? Whether on Pinterest or 04AprilBloomtownInstagram, they’re inspiring, fun and pretty to look at—but ultimately not very helpful. Darcy will help you break the code, giving you the tools to translate the pretty pictures into tangible garden plans using an innovative method that relies on asking the right questions in the right order as you define your site  conditions, tease out your garden needs and desires, and evaluate possible plant partners through a descriptive design-oriented lens. The result: an artful, site-specific composition of plants that you’ll love growing. This easy-to-understand, fresh approach to breaking down the sometimes-mysterious act of combining plants will give you the tools to achieve magical, pin-worthy results in your own garden.

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.