Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County
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The Master Gardener Foundation holds monthly educational meetings, the first Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August. The meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the CASEE Center, Bldg B, Room 202/205, 11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA. A volunteer appreciation picnic 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.

February 2nd Program:

MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
7:00 PM
CASEE Center, Bldg B, Rm 202/205, 
11104 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie WA

Delicious and Unique Fruits 
for Northwest Gardens
with Jim Gilbert, founder of Northwoods Nursery and One Green World

Have you wanted to grow a Fig, Kiwi, Persimmon or other unique fruit? Learn about the best varieties of these and other new and delicious fruits we can grow in our region. Jim will also cover planting techniques and talk about fruit varieties he has discovered in the former Soviet Union and other regions.

A fifth generation Oregonian, Jim Gilbert grew up in Portland where he attended Portland State University and graduated with a degree in Russian Language.

In 1979 he founded Northwoods Nursery in Hood River and moved his nursery to the Molalla area in 1982. Northwoods Nursery has expanded over the years, and now has seasonal employment of 30+ people, shipping nursery stock across the United States and to many foreign countries. In 1994, Jim founded One Green World, a retail/mail-order nursery that sells plants to gardeners in all of the United States. Jim recently sold One Green World, but continues to supply his unique fruiting plants to the new owners.

Jim has traveled extensively in Russia, Ukraine, and other countries of the former Soviet Union as well as in Asia and Eastern Europe. He has introduced many new plants to Northwest gardeners, including Sea Berry, Honeyberry, Magnolia Vine, and Cornelian Cherry.

Watch for more information on future meetings:

 February: Mushroom Composting with Steve Lorenz

March: Delicious and Unique Fruits for Northwest Gardens with Jim Gilbert

WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference

The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County planned and hosted the 2015 WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference right here in downtown Vancouver WA. For post event questions contact us at