Clackamas County Master Gardeners

March 2017

Chapter Meeting

Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr., Milwaukie

News & Opportunities for CCMGs - Gail Langellotto, Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator
Please join us as we learn about what's happening in the world of Master Gardening for our state and region. Gail will give a short talk about opportunities for gardeners in the coming year.

March Potluck & Resource Fair beginning at 6 p.m.
Potluck at 6:00. This meeting will be our annual potluck welcoming the 2017 Interns to the Chapter. Take some time to meet our new members, and visit with old friends. * Veterans, please bring your favorite dish to pass, and your plate and silverware. The potluck will begin at 6:00 followed by a short program.
Resource Fair. The Chapter Resource Fair will be held before and after the meeting as well as during the break. Don't miss this opportunity to learn about chapter activities for the coming year.

Coming Next Month - April 10: Contained Exuberance! Adding Style and Pizzazz to Container Gardening- Bob Hyland

As a designer of gardens and container planting, he creates designs that are plant-driven, exuberant,and sustainable. His container designs have been featured regionally in publications in New York's Hudson Valley and Berkshire Mountains when he lived and worked there—even the New York Times—and now in Portland. He has suggestions for sustainability that are based on best containers, plants, and care; and of course suggestions for artful, exuberant designs!  Click here for more info on this presentation and the presenter.

Green Glove Award: Barb Seekins, Class of 2015.

In 2016, Barb volunteered at the phone clinic and also for the Silent Auction at the Spring Garden Fair. She is a regular volunteer at the Pioneer Garden at the End of the Oregon Trail helping with planting, harvesting, and seed saving. She worked on a special project to create a map and brochure of the gardens. She also volunteered 56 hours at Grow an Extra Row Giving and Learning garden. Thank you, Barb, for all that you do for our chapter and especially for your dedication in providing education to the public through all of your hands-on work in special demonstration gardens.

Garden Discovery Day: Saturday, March 4 from 9 am to Noon
Milwaukie Center, 5440 SE Kellogg Creek Dr.
10-Minute University™ Classes (25 minutes each) • Displays (9 am – noon)
New this year! An extended plant clinic : Ask a Master Gardener Clinic (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) • Soil Testing (9 – 11:30 am)

* all sessions count as MG Education Credit towards your annual recertification.
Please share this info with your friends and neighbors! Click here for more info and a link to the printable flyer.



Master Gardener Tomato & Tomato Cage Workshop: Space is limited, so register early!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. until Noon Clackamas Community College, Clairmont Hall Rooms #117 & #118
PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCED PAYMENT IS REQUIRED - Class includes: making a tomato cage AND earn 3 recertification hours for attending. See the Members Page for more details.
• Workshop is $5.00 and includes a 5' tomato cage to take home. One additional cage may be purchased during registration for $5.00; additional cages may be available for purchase at the end of the workshop.
• We will also have 10'x 4' pieces of red tomato mulch for $3 each.
• To register contact Paul Baker (503) 8654-5893 or email with your name and phone number. Please speak clearly and include your name, phone number, and address in any phone message.


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


May 6 & 7: Spring Garden Fair
May 8: Aging and Gardening: A Panel Discussion
June 12: Conserving Bumble Bees
July 10 - 14: International Master Gardener Conference
August 14: Chapter Picnic

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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