Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County
The Master Gardener Foundation and Master Gardener program hold periodic educational meetings, the second Tuesday of select months. Meeting locations can vary so check the specific meeting announcement for location. A volunteer appreciation social is held in July. Meetings are free to the public and members, and are held in an ADA compatible meeting room. Upcoming programs are advertised in The Columbian, The Reflector, The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as on this site and on our Facebook page.
Educational meetings are being held online using zoom until further notice. Educational meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in selected months, and are co-sponsored with the Master Gardener Program of Clark County. Stay tuned as we post future meeting information.
for making this year's Mother's Day weekend plant sale another success!
Thanks to our volunteers and shoppers, we sold more than $61,000 in plants, soil, and vintage tools and books.
This plant sale is our once a year big fund raiser. The net proceeds go to pay about 1/3 of the Master Gardener Program Coordinator's salary. The rest supports grants to educational horticultural programs in Clark County. A small amount goes toward operational costs (website, office supplies, insurance.)
The foundation leases the greenhouses at 78th Street Heritage Farm in order to grow the plants for our fund raising efforts. We also grow and support plants directly to some of the organizations we provide grants to, which includes some other activities at Heritage farm such as the organic demonstration field, restorative justice garden, etc.
- 112 volunteers worked to grow the plants we sold
- 142 volunteers helped during the sale weekend
- Master Gardener volunteers recorded more than 2500 hours of service this year in support of the foundation's work, most of which is focused on our plant sale.
- Eight teams grew more than 23,000 plants of 575 varieties for this year's sale.