COMMUNITY AND URBAN HORTICULTURE
The Community and Urban Horticulture program in Clackamas County serves thousands of community members each year with an unwavering commitment to provide OSU-approved sustainable horticulture and garden-education, rooted in science. Sustainable practices minimize risks to human health and support a healthy ecosystem in which all in our community can thrive and grow.
Since 1976, OSU Extension’s Master Gardener program has been serving the community, providing scientifically grounded gardening information to the public. In Clackamas County, you can easily access tried-and-true gardening guidance from OSU Master Gardeners by contacting our Garden Helpline via web form, voicemail or email.
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Master Gardener Highlights from 2022
Neighbors helping neighbors with gardening advice rooted in science.
• Over 725 active and certified metro area Master Gardeners, serving as volunteer garden educators, including over 200 Clackamas County residents.
• Acting as garden educators, metro area Master Gardeners volunteered over 22,000 hours of service to the community.
• Master Gardeners and the Home Horticulture team answered nearly 7,900 gardening questions through our Master Gardener Helpline and at various community events.
• Metro area Master Gardeners area Master Gardeners donated nearly 7,400 pounds of produce to area food banks, of which 4,815 pounds were grown and donated by the Clackamas County Master Gardener Association’s ‘Grow an Extra Row Garden’ volunteers.