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.

Coming October 5

Free Lectures

October 14, 2019
Perennials from Seed – Amy Campion 

10 eighteen seedlings

Who doesn’t like free plants? Learn to grow perennials and other ornamentals for free or very cheaply by starting them from seed. In this class, you’ll learn how to germinate seeds (including those that need special treatment) and how to grow seedlings to become strong, sturdy plants for the garden. We’ll discuss media, light, temperature, and water, as well as methods for starting plants indoors and out.

Originally from Minnesota, Amy Campion went to grad school with plans to become a professor of sociology, but while there, she realized her true calling was horticulture. She and her husband then moved to Ohio, where she worked at a large wholesale/retail nursery for 16 years before moving to Portland in 2013. Overjoyed with the gardening possibilities in the Pacific Northwest, she continues to learn all she can about making the most of what this region has to offer and is active in the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. In her own garden, she’s especially interested in drought-adapted plants and plant propagation. A freelance writer, editor, and photographer, Amy is the co-author of Gardening in the Pacific Northwest: The Complete Homeowner’s Guide, from Timber Press.

*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 140 plant and garden-art vendors.