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. These are held at 7:00 pm at the CASEE Center, 11104 NE 149th Street, Brush Prairie WA in Building B, Rm 202/205. A volunteer appreciation picnic is held in July. Meetings are open to the public and are held in an ADA compatible meeting room. Upcoming programs are advertised in The Columbian, The Reflector, and The Oregonian, and other publications, as well as on this site and on our Facebook page.
March 4th Program:
MGF Monthly Educational Meeting
11104 NE 149th St, Bldg B, Rm 202/205, Brush Prairie WA
Meeting time: 7 PM
"Fruit Trees 101: 10 Things to Know When You Grow"
presented by Monica Maggio
FREE to the public and members. No registration required.
Thinking of growing fruit trees at home? Already have fruit trees you want to be sure are happy and healthy? Join Monica Maggio of Core Home Fruit and learn the top ten tips and techniques to best help you select and successfully grow fruit trees in the Pacific Northwest. Monica will discuss site requirements and preparation, pollination needs, general maintenance requirements of different fruits, and how to select a good fruit tree.
Monica Maggio’s mission is to continually harness and cultivate her inner plant nerd in ways that benefit the greater Portland metro/Clark County communities. As a Master Gardener and OSU Extension Services instructor, former Arboretum Manager for the Home Orchard Society, and current owner of Core Home Fruit, she has seen firsthand how people take better care of plants once they know they can eat them!
Watch for more information on future meetings:
April 1st - Rich Affeldt, Agronomist for Cascade Minerals, presenting "What, Why and How to Remineralize the Soil"
May 6th - Brian French, Arborist
June 3rd - Trygve Steen, Professor of Forest Ecology & Environmental Sustainability at PSU, presenting "Pacific Northwest Forest Ecology, Biodiversity, and Management"
July 8th - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic 6 PM
August - NO MEETING