After 22 years as the Metro-area, OSU Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator, Jordis Yost retired on July 31st and is starting a new chapter in her life.

We are both excited for Jordis and her family, yet very sad to see her go!

Jordis started her adventure (career) with OSU by taking the Master Gardener training in 1992 with her husband Michael.  Their goal was to get a handle on how to maintain their amazing property in rural Multnomah County.

Jordis instructing 2018 Master Gardener trainees

Jordis believed so strongly in the power of community-based outreach and engagement that she applied for a job with the MG program in 1996.  Since then, she has supported 1000s of volunteers in the Master Gardener training and volunteer experience.

Jordis has embodied the spirit of community and volunteerism during her tenure with OSU.  Patience, a sense of humor, and purpose-driven investment of time and energy are just some of the traits that Jordis has brought to her work.  Jordis also served in volunteer support roles for the Master Recycler, Master Watershed Stewards, and Metro Natural Gardening programs along the way.

Jordis has guided, and educated Master Gardeners with a delightful sense of humor, levelheaded perspective, kindness, and grace.  We are immensely grateful to Jordis for her dedicated service, hard work and steadfast commitment to the OSU Master Gardener program and the Master Gardener volunteers.

Our heartfelt thanks to you Jordis!
Wishing you a wonderful retirement!

On September 2nd, OSU Master Gardeners, OSU Extension staff, family and friends gathered to celebrate and honor Jordis.  Here is a snippet of photos from the festivities…

Jordis and Mike Bondi, OSU Extension Service – Clackamas County – Regional Director Photo courtesy of Sharon Andrews
Cheers to Jordis!
Photo courtesy of Sharon Andrews

Jordis with Master Gardeners John Jordan (left) and Xuan Sibell (right)

Jordis’ Family Celebrates With Her

Jordis and Weston at the photo booth.

Jordis and her husband Michael take a moment at the photo booth.

Clackamas MGs sending the love to Jordis
Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas County Chapter representatives express their gratitude and present a gift to Jordis.

The Millers arrive to celebrate Jordis
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