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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

  • o not walk on lawns until frost has melted
  • Protect new landscape plants from wind. Use stakes, guy wires or windbreaks as needed
  • Turn the compost pile and protect from heavy rains, if necessary
  • Make sure that landscape plants in protected sites receive water regularly during the winter
  • Check for rodent damage around bases of trees and large shrubs. Remove weeds to prevent rodents from using them as hiding places. Use traps and approved baits as necessary

Use the following the link for more December gardening tips:

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.

Upcoming Events

10:00 am December Social 2021
December Social 2021
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
December Social 2021 @ OSU Extension office
This month’s theme is DIY with several fun crafts planned. Also, bring any unusual seeds for a seed swap!
5:30 pm Community Plant Clinics – Salem ...
Community Plant Clinics – Salem ...
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
MG volunteers staff the Community Plant Clinic table at the market to answer questions from the public, identify weed/plant issues including identification, and educate and inform the public about our numerous free services and workshops. [...]