Welcome to the Central Gorge Master Gardener Association Website! The Central Gorge Master Gardener Association (CGMGA) is a local chapter of the statewide Oregon Master Gardener Association. Members include Master Gardeners from Hood River County and adjacent counties in both Oregon and Washington. CGMGA is a non-profit educational organization that helps to promote the OSU Master Gardener Program and provides opportunities for additional educational training throughout the year.


Summer Community Classes:


Join the Central Gorge Master Gardeners for a series of 6 classes covering common local gardening topics.

Each webinar, presented by OSU experts, will last 1 hour with time dedicated at the end to answer your topic questions.

Click each link below to register for that webinar.

NOTE: Links are still being uploaded.  If you are not redirected to a registration page, please email Megan Wickersham to register:


Gardening for Birds 

by Dr. Dana Sanchez, OSU Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist

Organic Gardening   

by Erica Chernoh, OSU Lane County Extension Horticulture Specialist

Drought Tolerant Plants 

by Neil Bell, OSU Professor and Community Horticulturist

Insect Apocalypse: Real or Hype? 

by Dr. Gail Langellotto, OSU Master Gardener Program State Coordinator


by Dr. Andony Melathopolous, OSU Professor, Pollinator Health

Pesticide Safety

by Brooke Edmunds, OSU Extension Linn and Benton County Horticulture Specialist

2020 Master Gardener Program

Please see the
Central Gorge Master Gardener 2020 Class Schedule!

If you’re interested in joining the Master Gardener Program, please read and complete the following forms:

Read and complete the following forms if you’re a returning Master Gardener:

2019 CGMGA Master Gardener Awards (Complete List of Recipients)

OMGA Master Gardener of the Year Recipient, Eric Bosler
This annual statewide award recognizes a Master Gardener for their outstanding leadership and dedication beyond the boundaries of their county.

CGMGA Master Gardener of the Year Recipient, Eric Bosler
This annual award recognizes the outstanding dedication and service of a CGMGA Master Gardener.

CGMGA Behind the Scenes Award Recipient, Margo Dameier
This annual award recognizes a Master Gardener™ who works quietly and unselfishly behind the scenes to further the CGMGA Master Gardener Program.

        CGMGA Golden Trowel Recipient, Joanne Willis

This annual award recognizes a new Master Gardener for outstanding volunteer contributions in his/her first year of training. Chosen by the Program Coordinator.

CGMGA Newsletters



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