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Master Gardenersare 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.


Do you want to become a OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer?

Registration for the 2015 Master Gardener program is open! Information and registration is available on the OSU Extension Service Metro area Master Gardener page. You may also call 503-650-3118 for information.

Please complete the online interest form if you want to be contacted about the Master Gardener program.

Click here for more information on becoming a Master Gardener: What does it take to be a Master Gardener Volunteer?

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.  Each lecture features an expert presentation about an interesting gardening topic. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend any event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631 or send an e-mail to

January 12, 2015

Birdening - Attracting Birds to the Garden, Linda Beutler

Wild birds are your best ally when establishing an organic garden, whether for edibles or ornamentals. Birds need food, water, shelter, and cover. This talk will provide suggestions for meeting the necessities of a wide variety of birds.

Linda Beutler is a fearless gardener who grows a great number of plants on a simple, flat 50' x 100' city lot in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. She was a professional florist for over 20 years, and her first love in her own garden was growing flowers and foliage for cutting. Linda has been an instructor of horticulture at Clackamas Community College for 16 years. Her classes include Herbaceous Perennials (summer term) and The Flower Arranger's Garden I & II (autumn and spring terms). Linda is the author of two books, Gardening with Clematis (Timber Press 2004) and Garden to Vase (Timber Press 2007), both now sadly out-of-print.


Linda's other concurrent career is as curator of the Rogerson Clematis Collection, a position she has held since 2007. Starting in June 2013, Linda is the first American, and first woman, to hold the position of President of the International Clematis Society, of which she has long been an active member. Linda continues to speak nationally on numerous gardening topics including clematis selection and cultivation, growing cutting gardens, selection and cultivation of "old garden roses," and "birdening," selecting plants that attract birds to the garden.


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Free Events

We actively reach out to our community, sharing our knowledge through free events throughout the year.


10-Minute University™

Master Gardeners offer free 10-Minute University™ classes throughout the year.

Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.


Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 10,000 gardeners with over 180 plant and garden-art vendors.


Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.




last updated on December 16, 2014


Spring Garden Fair

Saturday and Sunday May 2 & 3, 2015