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.


Go on a virtual tour of native plant gardens in the Rogue Valley.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


The latest news from the Jackson County Master Gardener community

September in the Garden

| Beet 2021 09 September | No Comments

I never realized how much water I used on my yard and garden until I had to haul it myself. Ordinarily, I use TID water, which is pumped to my…

A YEAR of UPs and DOWNs

| Beet 2021 09 September | No Comments

Greetings Jackson County Master Gardeners.   As we approach fall and cooler weather, I hope you are all staying well.  This has been a crazy summer as we joyfully reopened…

Update on Extension operations for COVID Delta variant

| Beet 2021 08 August | 27 Comments

Dear Master Gardeners, I want to provide a brief update regarding COVID operations and other items, to hopefully answer the questions you are having. There are no closures at the…

Why native Plants?  Plant choice Matters!

| Beet 2021 08 August | No Comments

By Lynn Kunstman  Master Gardener 2012  Part Two of a four-part series Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope, The Living Landscape, and The Nature of Oaks,…

Second Annual JCMGA Photo Contest

| Beet 2021 08 August | No Comments

August 2021 has arrived, and it’s time for the second annual JCMGA Photo Contest.  A hot, and perhaps smoky, August afternoon is the perfect time to stay inside and consider…

It’s a Brave New World

| Beet 2021 08 August | No Comments

I don’t know how to interpret this summer’s weather other than to say climate change is not coming, it’s here! Since mid-June, the temperature has climbed to over 95°F every…

Updates for Students and Continuing Master Gardeners 

| Beet 2021 08 August | No Comments

Dear Gardeners, Happy August!  I’d like to give some updates to both students and continuing Master Gardener volunteers this month. Hopefully this will answer many frequently asked questions.  If you…

Happiness abounds!

| Beet 2021 08 August | No Comments

Greetings Master Gardeners.  It is with great joy that we are able to return to the Extension campus and our Demonstration Gardens! All of our Garden Education Mentors (GEMS) should…

This rad is a dish!

| Beet 2021 08 August | No Comments

There is definitely nothing dreary about this most distinctive vegetable, Raphanus sativus, the Red Meat radish. Native to China (one of the first vegetables traded along the routes between Europe and Asia), Red Meat radishes, also…