Registration for 2022 OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Jackson County Open through December 31, 2021!
Our Mission: Cultivating resilient and healthy communities throughout Oregon through sustainable horticulture education and gardening projects that are rooted in science and that are supported by OSU Extension volunteers.
Our Vision: We provide accessible and equitable education programs that nurture life-long learners and volunteers who can expand the reach and impact of science-based sustainable gardening practices to benefit all Oregonians.
Attend the hands-on, in-person garden labs. Garden labs will run from approximately 23 Feb to 20 May with a total of eight to 12 sessions. They will be held Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 am and repeated 12:30 – 2:00 pm; choose one time per lab that works best for you. Topics may include (based on instructor availability): Fruit tree pruning, grapevine pruning, pesticide safety, plant propagation, tree & woody plant identification, insect identification, plant problem identification & diagnosis, soils & compost, vegetable gardening, pollinators & gardening for wildlife, and weed identification & management
3. Complete 45 hours of volunteer service by October 22, 2022. Of the required volunteer hours, at least 21 hours must be in the Master Gardener Plant Clinic, which operates out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) and at the Growers’ Market in Medford. Twelve hours will be completed in the demonstration gardens, also at SOREC. Four hours will be devoted to supporting the Master Gardener Association plant sale. You can then choose from several other options for the remaining 8 hours, which the coordinator will communicate to you as they arise throughout the year.