Who we are…

Clatsop County Master Gardener Association

The Clatsop County Master Gardener Association (CCMGA) is part of the Oregon Master Gardener Association, a state-wide non-profit organization. Anyone who has completed the Master Gardener training program and who wishes to join is encouraged to participate.

CCMGA Mission and Vision 

Mission Statement: In partnership with OSU Extension, Clatsop County Master Gardener Association provides research based home horticulture advice, education and outreach to our community.

Vision: With the vision of enhancing our environment for generations, CCMGA endeavors to be the best source for quality gardening knowledge on the north coast.

Clatsop Co. Master Gardener Association Board

President:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Haugsten

Past President:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Von Whithey

Vice President Public Relations: . .Ann Acton

Vice President Membership: . . . . .Janet Darcher

Secretary:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Lillidahl

Treasurer:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heather Penrod

State Representative: . . . . . . . . . . .Roberta Harper

Alternate State Representative: . . .Linda Holmes



What we do…

CCMGA Community Outreach Programs

Although Master Gardener trainees learn quite a bit about how to care for their own yards and gardens from their training, the Master Gardener Program, at its core, is a public service program. Toward this end, we work to

  • Ensure our information is accurate, up-to-date, and focused on sustainable approaches and methods.
  • Keep an up-to-date online presence so that more of our information is easily accessible to a broad audience.
  • Market our services to the general public to increase awareness of Extension Master Gardeners resources and opportunities, and to build public support for the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program.


Current CCMGA community projects include:

The OSU Extension Office/Information Line – Tuesdays May thru October from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Master Gardeners research answers to questions, give advice, help local gardeners solve problems, and refer problems to extension agents when necessary.

Plant Clinic booths at the Astoria Sunday Market, from May to October….and at the Cannon Beach Farmers Market on Tuesday during the market season.  Master Gardeners give gardening advice and answer gardener’s questions.

The annual Spring Garden Seminar and Plant Sale at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.

The CCMGA Demonstration Garden at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.

Alderbrook Learning Garden is in the begininning stages.  Located at Alderbrook Park on 45th St in Astoria.

The Seaside Kids Gardening Camp in collaboration with the Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation Youth Center summer camp program.

The Fresh Starts Program at Astoria High School.

The Pet-Friendly Garden at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter.

The Rain Garden at Astoria Middle School.

Seed to Supper classes, in collaberation with the Oregon Food Bank, teach basic gardening skills to Clatsop County residents who have difficulty with their food budget.  Classes are 2 hours long, once a week for five weeks.

The culminating Winterizing Your Garden event at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds.

Speaker Series for 2018!

Vermiculture!  The Art of Composting with Worms

When:  Wednesday, Jan 24th at 6:00pm

Where:  Clatsop Community College, Towler 310

CCMGA Member Resources:

CCMGA Member Page

Member Calendar

Recertifying Master Gardeners

Recertification Packet: Recertification packets are available at the Extension Office.

2018 Master Gardener Recertification Packet  (class location and schedule can be found on pages 2 – 4).

Reporting Volunteer Hours:


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