About Clackamas County Master Gardeners™
We are a non-profit organization supporting Oregon State University Extension Service. You can find out more about our chapter here: www.cmastergardeners.org
How to get involved: Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities. Click here for more information on becoming a Master Gardener: What does it take to be a Master Gardener Volunteer?
About Spring Garden Fair
This event is planned, organized and hosted by Clackamas County Master Gardeners™. Volunteer leaders plan September through May, and and at the Fair over 300 volunteer shifts are filled by Master Gardeners. The Spring Garden Fair is a fundraiser for the Clackamas County Master Gardeners Association.
Proceeds from the event go to educational programs and projects sponsored by the Chapter: free Soil Testing at Chapter sponsored events, 10-Minute University classes, Grow an Extra Row Giving and Learning Garden, Gray Thompson Community Grants, Farmers Markets, Pioneer Garden at the End of the Oregon Trail, Hopkins Demonstration Forest, Master Gardener continuing education, reference and research materials at the Extension office call center in Oregon City and other educational programs in our community like our Gardening Speakers Guild.
We also fund horticultural scholarships at Clackamas Community College, support the Oregon City Farmer’s Market POP Club and the OSU Extension new Red Soils building fund.
The Spring Garden Fair supports the following local community organizations: Canby High School sports programs, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Cadet Program, Canby Young Life, The Canby Historical Society Depot Museum, Portland Iris Society, and Canby Garden Club. Plant Taxis support the Molalla High School Band, Brush Prairie Middle School and Canby HS Leadership Horticulture programs.
Our Fair supports local businesses and organizations by providing a venue for our loyal Vendors to connect with customers. The Exhibits Center in 4-H Hall gives local organizations a free platform for community outreach and education. We use local businesses for promotional materials used at the Fair. Our event also supports the Clackamas County Fairgrounds & Event Center, and our members assist with special projects on the Fairgrounds, such as the fountain by the restrooms, the benches and garden area in front of Horning Hall, and our covered booth area in the Horticulture Pavilion.