Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County
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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.

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Thank you!

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.

​This year:
  • 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.

October 10th Program:

MG and MGFCC Educational Meeting
Online zoom meeting
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

What's New and Unique from Seed?
with Renee Shepherd, Seed Developer

A preview of hot items from seed breeders all over the world: herbs, flowers and vegetables new to us or new to you – includes many of the latest varieties bred to grow in containers and many vegetables you may not have thought of growing from seed; the best gourmet picks for the anyone who loves cooking from the garden.

Renee Shepherd is widely regarded as a pioneering innovator in introducing international specialty vegetables and herbs for home gardeners and gourmet restaurants. After receiving her PhD from UC Santa Cruz and teaching in the Environmental Studies department there, she founded Renee’s Garden, to offer her selected choices of seed varieties for exciting new and time-tested heirloom gourmet vegetables, culinary herbs and a wide range of fragrant and cutting flowers, sourced from seed growers both large and small around the world. Renee's Garden seed packets are available directly from and are offered through independent garden centers in the US and Canada. 
Renee directs and enjoys the company’s large trial gardens in California and Vermont. She selects new seed varieties and writes the variety descriptions and growing information for all the company's seed packets. Renee writes gardening content, directs the company’s video channel, and creates new recipes for Renee's Garden. A long-time garden to table advocate, Renee has written three kitchen garden cookbooks: Recipes from a Kitchen Garden and More Recipes from a Kitchen Garden; her newest book, the Renee’s Garden Cookbook, combines expert gardening advice with great recipes. 
Renee lectures at national and regional garden shows and has been a featured speaker at numerous gardening conferences. She has many community and environmental interests and currently serves on the Planning Commission for Santa Cruz County, California. She helped found and is on the board of the Home Garden Seed Association. 
“Renee’s Garden is my practical way to spread the joy of gardening as a meaningful, productive and satisfying activity that connects us to each other and the earth.” – Renee Shepherd