News, Announcements & Chapter Links
The Governor and OSU are allowing us to fully resume normal activities of the chapter. This means we can hold face to face meetings, plan, and operate the Spring Garden Fair, and all the other activities we have participated in prior to the pandemic.
During this shutdown we have had some facets of the chapter operating in unique and creative ways. They include: 10-Minute University, Program Committee, Grow an Extra Row, the newsletter and announcements. For those who were involved in these activities, we on the board thank you very much. Now we need to get the rest of the important functions of the chapter up and running.
The restart will take a lot of effort, support, and patience from the membership of the chapter. The Executive board is open to suggestions and offers to serve – we appreciate all you do to assist the chapter.
Our Fall into Gardening event will remain virtual for the time being, and feature a series of five online sessions to begin on Saturday, September 25 and continue weekly through mid-October. See the 10-Minute University Page for more information.
Please see our current Newsletters, and watch your email for periodic announcements for updates.
Paul Miken Remembrance
On Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Paul John Miken passed away at the age of 94.
Paul became a member of the Clackamas county chapter of the Master Gardener program in 1983. His influence can be seen in many of our chapter’s activities. Paul served in many positions for the chapter over the years, including providing coffee for many of the chapter meetings and events. This is how he became known as Mr. Hospitality. He could also be found every January hosting the new crop of interns at Master Gardener Training in Oregon City.
Over 30 years ago he obtained permission from the extension office to sell fuchsias for Mother’s Day. This was the start of our now famous Spring Garden Fair. He was very active working with the fair as it expanded and grew. Many interns worked under his leadership on the Set-up committee, and Hospitality for the Fair and remember seeing him riding his bicycle around the fairgrounds wearing his pink hospitality vest.
Paul was instrumental in setting up an endowment for a scholarship program with Clackamas Community College, funded with revenue from the Spring Garden Fair. In 2017 the Clackamas Community College Foundation changed the name of the “Clackamas Master Gardeners Endowment” to the “Paul Miken Clackamas County Master Gardeners Endowment” in honor of his leadership, dedication and service.
Paul was a friend and willing helper to the community and the Chapter. He will be sorely missed.
• Click for the link to Paul’s Obituary
Read more about Paul Miken’s contribution to our Chapter:
• Mister Hospitality: Paul Miken, Clackamas County Master Gardener 1984 – 2012
• Distinguished Friend of the College ceremony 2012
We welcome your donations
Clackamas County Master Gardeners is a non-profit organization. We welcome your donations to help fund educational outreach programs and events held throughout the year. Consider making a small contribution, as we will not be able to hold our annual Spring Garden Fair until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Click here to donate via PayPal
New ~ Virtual Open Gardens !!
Advanced webinars for Master Gardeners
An important part of being a Master Gardener is staying current on the latest horticultural science. With that in mind, OSU Extension has developed a webinar series to supplement other classes you may take this year. 2020 OSU Extension Master Gardener Webinar Series.
Oregon Master Gardener Association Announcements www.omga.org/
Click here for the OMGA Gardener’s Pen Newsletter – filled with articles and information about the goings- on around the state.
Links for Chapter Projects
Links for Chapter Documents
Links for OSU Documents
Some links of interest to our chapter: