We are a trusted resource of Oregon State University (OSU) research-based information for sustainable gardening, serving residents of Clackamas County and the Portland Metro region.
We continuously refresh our knowledge to stay informed of current gardening issues and new research findings. We actively reach out to our community in sharing our knowledge.
We support individuals and groups, sharing our interest in gardening through scholarships, grants, and the annual Spring Garden Fair.
We support the OSU Master Gardener™ Program and Extension Service.
Thanks to all for making 2013 a great year for the Spring Garden Fair!
Free Monthly 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. Each lecture features an expert presentation about an interesting gardening topic. Take a look at the Monthly Lectures Calendar
June 10, 2013
Pioneer Roses of Old Clackamas County, Laura King and Kathleen McMullen
Northwest Rose Historians
Preserving the Heritage of Northwest Roses
The Oregon pioneers brought many useful items with them. including beautiful roses. Northwest rose historians Laura King and Kathleen McMullen will tell tales of Mary Drain Albro’s and Erica Calkins’ efforts to collect old pioneer roses. Northwest Rose Historians located those roses and will relay the stories of the families who brought them to Oregon as well as their work with the Master Gardener project at the End of the Oregon Trail Pioneer Rose Garden.
Two years ago, Laura King and Kathleen McMullen founded Northwest Rose Historians which reintroduces heritage roses into community centers’ public spaces in which these roses were first planted. This “living history” reinforces community identity and provides a sense of place while entrusting old garden roses and their stories to future generations.
Please contact Northwest Rose Historians and share stories about your family rose; they are always on the lookout for pioneer roses.
Seasoned Master Gardeners offer free 10-Minute University™ classes throughout the year. Click here for a listing of classes scheduled.
The Clackamas County Master Gardeners Chapter was recognized as a Distinguished Friend of the College in recognition of our continued support of the college scholarship program.
To read more, please click here.
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Oregon State University in the science of gardening. We provide free advice that is research-based, reliable, and localized for our area. We promote sustainability by encouraging gardening practices that conserve water, improve soil health, and protect the environment. We enjoy sharing gardening successes.
Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 10,000 gardeners and 200 plant and garden-art vendors.
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May 17, 2013