Yamhill County Master Gardener Association

Volunteers growing a better county

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  • Becoming a Master Gardener

    Oregon State University Extension Service Master Gardener Program

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    • OSU Master Gardener Training classes begin the first week of January.
    • Classes will cover 22 different subjects over the 11 weeks. A complete schedule of the classes is now available from the Yamhill Extension Office. You can get an application ->here. You can view the class shchedule here.


    • Classes are held on consecutive Thursdays for 11 weeks. Classes begin the first week of January.
    • Classes are from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Some of the classes are online and you may do these from the comfort of your own home.


    2050 NE Lafayette Avenue
    McMinnville, OR 97128
    Main office phone: 503-434-7517


    • Classes are taught by either OSU Extension Faculty or highly experienced and well qualified OSU Extension Master Gardeners.
    • Classes are open to all residents of Yamhill County over the age of 18. Computers are used for online classes so some computer experience is necessary.
    • OSU Master Gardener mentor volunteers are available to assist and advise class members.


    • Learn about the art and science of growing plants.
    • Learn about plants pests and control.
    • Meet people with similar interests and activities.
    • Make your garden more productive.
    • Become part of a highly qualified group of volunteers.


    • Instruction cost is $155.
    • Handbook cost is $35 which you keep.
    • Please inquire about scholarships to cover the cost of the program.
    • If you garden, you will probably recover all of the costs in your very first year of gardening through pest control or increased productivity.

    Additional Benefits?

    • Meeting new people
    • Making new friends
    • Social events of the YCMGA
    • Access to the MG Library


    • Call 503-434-7517, Yamhill County OSU Extension Office Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • or,
    • email Jade Wilson


    Upcoming Events

    Seed to Supper: Free vegetable gardening course!

    Now enrolling for spring classes in Sheridan, Newberg and McMinnville. Details can be found here.

    Our 6th Annual Spring into Gardening Educational Event!

    2018 Spring into Gardening

    Saturday March 17th
    - 8:45 - 4pm - at the MAC Community Center

    April 15-16 - Hortlandia!

    This is the annual sale put on by the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon, and features small nurseries from all over Oregon; also garden art. At the Portland Expo Center. Entry is free, but parking is $8. See the Hortlandia website for details.

    Our annual Plant Sale Event!

    Saturday May 12 - 9am - 4pm and
    Sunday May 13 - 11am - 2pm

    Yamhill County Fairgrounds.
    Check out the Flyer.

    Check out the OSU Gardening Radio program "To the Root of It" with Ray Van Blaricom and Kyle Hunter most Saturday's at 9am on McMinnville's KLYC 1260 Radio Station

    Also check out one of the many community project we support, the McMinnville Community Garden