Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County
The Master Gardener Foundation holds monthly educational meetings, the first Tuesday of each month, except January, July and August. Meeting locations can vary so check the specific meeting announcement for location. 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.
Educational meetings are being held online using zoom.
- March 2, 2021: Pollinators, with Matthew Shepherd
- April 6, 2021: Vegetable Gardening
- May 4, 2021: Clematis, with Linda Beutler
Mar 2nd Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
Online Zoom Meeting
Register in Advance at
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Bring Back the Pollinators!
with Matthew Shepherd,
Director of Communications & Outreach, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Bees are struggling due to habitat loss, pesticides, and disease, but the good news is that there are things we can do to make our landscape better for bees—and if we all do something, together we can have a big impact. Matthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society will introduce you to the diversity and natural history of America’s native bees, and present straightforward ways in which you can make your garden—or neighborhood or city—a pollinator haven. Find out how to select flowers, provide nest sites, and why you should avoid pesticides. There are also community science projects to join in and other ways to engage your community.
Matthew Shepherd has spent three decades working with people from all walks of life to create better places for wildlife. Matthew’s career began in England and took him to Kenya before his arrival in the United States twenty years ago. He has worked for the Xerces Society since 1999, initially at the vanguard of a broad national effort to protect pollinators, but his work has gradually shifted toward community engagement—including working with gardeners and others to transform towns and cities for pollinators. Matthew is author of numerous articles and other publications, including Attracting Native Pollinators and Gardening for Butterflies. He learned gardening at his mother’s side and has created and maintained wildlife gardens everywhere he has lived.
In order to access webinars offered by WSU you must download Zoom onto the device you'll be using. For tips on using Zoom, visit https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/.