Clackamas County Master Gardeners

July/August 2017

Annual Chapter Picnic

Monday, August 14 at 6 p.m. Milwaukie Center Picnic Shelter, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie

The annual Chapter picnic returns once again this August. This year's theme is a Hawaiian luau - so break out those Hawaiian shirts and dresses and come join us! We will celebrate our accomplishments and enjoy food, friends and conversation. And feel free to bring a guest - the more the merrier. The chapter will provide the eats from Wild Hog BBQ. Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share and your own plate/utensils. Watch your email for more details, and if you would like to pitch in and join the picnic committee please email Cindy Manselle. We hope to see you there!

International Master Gardener Conference - July 10 to 14

As you may know, the OSU Extension Service is welcoming International Master Gardener Conference to Portland. This includes a trade show that will be open to the public on the 11, 12, & 13 of July from 2-5:30 PM. If you have a chance, please stop by. There are over 50 vendors participating, including your own chapter with a booth in space #301, and the OMGA in booth #500. For more info on the trade show click the link above and find the link on the left for the Trade Show.


Open Gardens

It's garden season in the Pacific Northwest! Each year members graciously open their gardens to seasonal tours. Watch your email for announcements about coming events. If you are interested in inviting visitors to your garden, please contact Sharon Wiley, and she will make all the arrangements. And If you have photos and are willing to share from this or another season, please contact Sharon Andrews. Pictures of past open gardens can be found via the Open Gardens page:


Timber Press Discounts for Master Gardeners

Timber Press, a Portland publisher devoted to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing high quality and award-winning books in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history, has established a discount program for all Master Gardeners. A 35% discount is offered for all online orders through their website at Upon checkout, enter the discount code: master to receive your discount. This code has no expiration, so you can shop online anytime! Timber Press will also have a booth during the trade show at the IMGC Conference where physical copies of the books will be for sale and will include the 35% discount. Visit them at booths # 200 & 202.

Looking ahead: 2017 Programs and Events Preview - list is subject to change

September 11: Of Moss & Men - Sarah Jovan
October 7:
Fall into Gardening
October 9: The Sauvie Island Partnership - Jane Hartline

November 13: Growing Conifers- Things Gardeners Can Learn from Christmas Trees - Chal Landgren
December 11: Garden Art and Symbols - Steve Pettingill


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