Jackson County Master Gardener Association

“We Learn, Practice and Teach the Art and Science of Gardening in the Rogue Valley.”

Become a Master Gardener! Enroll in the Jackson County Oregon State Extension Master Gardener™ program.

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We have some exciting events planned for the future! Click the button below to learn more.

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Something eating your garden? The Plant Clinic can diagnose what’s ravaging your plants and how to fix it.

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What’s up? Our calendar keeps you up to date on all of the gardening classes, events and meetings around the Rogue Valley.

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Grow your mind. Check out these links to learn about gardening techniques, encouraging wildlife in the garden and working with nature.

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Dig the Garden Beet! Read our newsletter to get the latest news from the Jackson County Master Gardener community.

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See our gardens on display! Our Demonstration Gardens feature 21 gardens used to teach gardening techniques.

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The Rogue Valley’s gardening family! The Rogue Valley has a vibrant gardening community. Find out more about gardens and grants.

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Help us help our community. We are a non-profit that relies on sales and donations. Help us to continue to support the Rogue Valley.

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The latest news from the Jackson County Master Gardener community


“Catch the Rain” Reminder

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In September of 2021, the irrigation wells on the OSU Southern Oregon Research and Education Center campus, at 569 Hanley Road, in Central Point ran dry.  Watering of all campus…

Somewhere Growing Over the Rainbow

| Beet 2022 06 June | No Comments
  Somewhere over the rainbow Skies are blue And the dreams that you dare to dream Really do come true     This is especially true if you sow, Beta vulgaris…

Pyrethrum – A Very Incomplete History……or how the Dalmatian Daisy helped build the Panama Canal

| Beet 2022 06 June | No Comments
Dalmatian Daisy - Chrysanthemum cinerarifolium Gardeners are all familiar with one of the oldest insecticides still in frequent use, the extract of the dried flower heads of Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium or…

Winter Dreams Summer Gardens 2022

| Beet 2022 05 May | No Comments
~~~~~ Exciting News! ~~~~~ The Jackson County Master Gardener Association is back, virtually! Dates: Fridays, October 28 and November 4 and Saturdays, October 29 and November 5, 2022 In the…

Par-Tea in the Gardens

| Beet 2022 05 May | No Comments
  Spring is in the air, calling us into our gardens to enjoy the rebirth of the land! Just like at home, the Demonstration Gardens at the Extension are in…

Why Natives

| Beet 2022 05 May | No Comments
  Elle Anderson of the Ashland Library contacted JCMGA and asked if we would consider participating in the Jackson County Library System’s career development day. She was looking for a…

Don’t Be Gloomy! Get Yourself a Sweet Goumi!

| Beet 2022 05 May | No Comments
    Elaeagnus multiflora, Goumi berry, also known as Cherry Silverberry, Cherry Elaeagnus Cibie, Longpipe Bush, and Daio-Gumi has many names and many benefits. Not so well known in the USA,…

The Winter Dreams Summer Gardens Symposium Is Coming This Fall

| Beet 2022 05 May | No Comments
    The leadership team for the 2022 WDSG is in place and busy. Barbara Low, Colet Allen and Susan Koenig are this year’s team leaders and will endeavor to…

JCMGA Coordinator Column

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