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Become a Master Gardener    


Our garden is open to the public.    

Upcoming Workshops



    Find us on 1490 KBZY each week at 8:45-9:00 on Thursday mornings.    

Greetings! Thank you for visiting the Marion County Master Gardener Association website. The MCMGA is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping home gardeners in Marion County learn about the science, art, and joy of gardening by providing a variety of education and outreach programs. You can find Master Gardener volunteers at the Extension Office Plant Clinic, educational workshops, local Farmers’ markets, and other Master Gardener events.

The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is open Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm and volunteers are available to answer your questions. Our office is in the Marion County Extension Office at 1320 Capitol St NE, Suite 100, Salem OR 97301. You can also email questions along with your pictures to:

 This Month’s Tips

  • Take hardwood cuttings of deciduous ornamental shrubs and trees for propagation
  • Order a soil test to determine your garden’s nutrient needs. Contact your local Extension office for a list of laboratories
  • Begin planning this year’s vegetable garden. Check with local retail garden or nursery stores for seeds and seed catalogs
  • Reapply or redistribute mulch that has blown or washed away during winter
  • Water landscape plants underneath wide eaves and in other sites shielded from rain
  • Moss in lawns may mean too much shade or poor drainage. Modify site conditions if moss is bothersome
  • Gather branches of quince, forsythia, and flowering cherries and bring them indoors to force an early bloom

For more January gardening tips, please use the following link:

Program Highlights

Let's Garden

Marion County Master Gardeners™ are trained certified volunteers who promote the joy and science of home gardening in our community. We answer questions, teach workshops, provide speakers, maintain a demonstration garden, and connect home gardeners to the information they need. The Master Gardener program is sponsored by OSU Extension.