Sustainable living › Natural gardening
Grow a garden that's beautiful, abundant, and safe for children, pets, forests and streams. Metro and Oregon State University Extension Service provide free expert advice, workshops at learning gardens, videos, guides and more.
Metro’s Grow smart, grow safe guide is now a searchable interactive directory, too. Discover the least hazardous products and practices for a healthy, productive garden and a safer yard. More
Toxic garden products aren’t just dangerous in your home, but in the trash and down the drain, too. Dispose of pesticides and other lawn chemicals safely at your local hazardous waste station.More
Hint: For a coupon waiving the $5 pesticide disposal fee, call Metro or visit a Master Gardener clinic (see below).
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Get tips from Metro's natural gardening expert, download gardening guides and publications, watch videos and discover more great resources for learning to garden without harmful chemicals. More
Master Gardeners love helping gardeners almost as much as they love to garden. For guidance on how to better care for your yard, including diagnosing plant problems, landscaping advice, and tips and techniques to maintain your plants without toxic chemicals, contact them. Send an online inquiry
Clackamas County, 503-655-8631
Multnomah County, 503-445-4608
Washington County, 503-821-1150
Trained Master Gardener experts staff a variety of clinics at farmers markets, plant sales, fairs and other events. Come visit with your plants, bugs and questions and get free home gardening help. Find a clinic
Find inspiration, see natural techniques at work and get hands-on help at Metro's demonstration gardens. Invite Metro's mobile native plant garden to your community event. More
Schedule a free natural gardening presentation with a local garden expert for your club or community group. More