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High Desert Garden Tour

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener in 2024?

The Oregon State University (OSU) Master Gardener™ Program in Central Oregon is entering its 43rd consecutive year, serving Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties. Over the years, this program has trained hundreds of volunteers and they, in turn, have reached thousands of clients within our communities. The OSU Extension Master Gardener Program educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. This program targets individuals interested in learning and sharing research-based gardening information. There are no prerequisites to apply. Currently, the program has over 90 active volunteers who find the program educational, fun, and very rewarding. OSU Master Gardener™ trainees receive 48 hours of hybrid classroom training followed by 48 hours of experiential learning. The OSU Master Gardener™ Program consists of two parts: part one is hybrid (both in person and online) classroom training, part two is experiential learning in the plant clinic and community outreach activities. An individual must complete both parts  by October 31st, 2024 to successfully become an OSU Master Gardener™.  

Go directly to the online application here:

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Growing Gardeners - Level Up Classes (click the link for the full list)

March 9: Dirt Gone Bad

April 13: Dazzling Dahlias

May 11: Water-wise Gardening

June 8: Unique Winter Vegetables to Grow

July 13: Fire-wise Landscaping

August 10: Season Extension Techniques

September 14: Gardening with Native Plants for Pollinators

October 12: Adapting Your Garden & Landscape for Climate Change

November 9: Using Life Cycle Analysis to Understand Sustainability of your Garden

All Classes are online and free.  Register at:

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