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.

2018 Board Members

A committee consisting of the officers and project leaders of the CGMGA.  Extension staff are ex officio members.  This committee meets monthly to manage the association business.  CGMGA officers are:

President – Heidi Nastasi
President Elect – Renee Citlau
Secretary – Christie Bradley
Treasurer – Nancy Slagle, John Stevens
State OMGA Representative – Sandy Montag
State OMGA Representative Alternate – Linda Bitter

Project Leaders:

Hood River County Library Waterwise Garden – Sue Sanchez and Susan Stender
Learning Garden – Laurel DeTar and Sylvianne Whiting
Next Door Inc. Gardens – Dennis Carlson and Maria Eby
Central Gorge Community Garden Network – Kathy McGregor
Mt. Hood-Parkdale Bicentennial Garden – Nancy Slagle and Bill Sturman
Spring Plant Sale – LJ Johnson
Garden Tour – Heidi Nastasi and Renee Citlau
Hood River County Fair Display – Heidi Nastasi
Seed to Supper
– Barbara Bailey and Renee Citlau
Plant Clinics – Rachel Suits

Need to keep track of you hours?

Master Gardener Volunteer Tracking (excel spreadsheet)

Master Gardener Volunteer Tracking (pdf format)


July Calendar

EventTime and DateLocation
CGMGA Summer BBQ and quarterly meetingAugust 1st at 5pmBill Sturman's house
Brassica and Beer: Pollinators in the Garden with Jen HartyAugust 8th from 6-7pmVolcanic Bottle Shoppe, Hood River
Learning Garden Work PartyAugust 9th from 8am-11amExtension
CGMGA Executive Board MeetingAugust 14th from 10am-noonExtension
Learning Garden Work PartyAugust 23rd from 8am-11amExtension
Field Trip to the Portland Japanese GardenOctober 5thPortland Japanese Garden - contact Sylvianne for more information


Year at a Glance Calendar



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