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 7th Program:

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

Extending the Bloom Season in All Types of Irises
with Terry Aitken, Owner of Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden

Terry Aitken will present a program covering a full range of world-class iris types. Their hybridizing program focuses on extending the iris bloom in all types of irises. Examples of exciting specimens from their reselect field will be included in the presentation. 

Terry Aitken began breeding irises 45 years ago after visiting Schreiner’s gardens in Salem. With 4 acres in Hazel Dell, they have raised over 100,000 seedlings, registered 300 cultivars; have been 20 – so far –first place national award winners. Terry has served as President of the Greater Portland Iris Society; Northwest Regional VP; President of the American Iris Society (AIS); Editor for the AIS Quarterly national magazine. Terry is also a judge emeritus in the AIS system. 

Terry has received many awards, including: AIS Hybridizers Medal; Lankow Medal for Median Iris breeding; International plant awards in Italy; Germany and Great Britain; AIS Gold medal for service; and the Foster Memorial medal from the British Iris Society for international service. Terry has lectured in New Zealand, Italy, Great Britain, Canada and all over the United States.

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


No Foundation meeting in January.

February 7, 2017:  "Extending the Bloom Season in All Types of Irises" by Terry Aitken

March 7, 2017 for "Pedal Heads" by Dave Doolittle
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November, 2016 Seeds for Thought
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