Mission, Vision and Strategies

Mission, Vision, Strategies of the OSU Extension Master Gardener™ Program


Mission Statement: We educate people about sustainable gardening in the Pacific Northwest, via annual Master Gardener trainings, educational opportunities for the general public and recommendations and advice delivered by trained volunteers.

Vision: We endeavor to establish Oregon State University Extension as an authoritative and first choice for people seeking research-based and objective information and education on sustainable gardening in the Pacific Northwest.

Action Items: Towards this end, we will work to:

 

  1. retain quality faculty and staff and to increase faculty FTE associated with the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program.
  2. ensure that our information is accurate, up to date and focused on sustainable approaches/methods
  3. update our online presence, so that more of our information is easily accessible to a broad audience
  4. market our services to the general public, to increase awareness of Extension Master Gardener resources and opportunities, as well as to build public support for the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program
  5. better connect with national EMG initiatives, to represent Oregon's needs and to help drive the national Extension Master Gardener program
  6. foster sustainable financial support for the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program - statewide and in counties