We’d love help hanging posters to promote the IE sale. This is a fantastic opportunity to have some fun partnering up with fellow Master Gardeners while hitting the streets!


A group of Master Gardeners will be distributing and hanging posters in downtown businesses on Monday April 8th & Tuesday April 9th from 9:00am to 11:30am.

If these dates and times don't fit into your schedule, you are welcome to still help distribute and hang posters in other neighborhoods as your schedule allows over the next two weeks. Portland is a big city! We are a small group! WE APPRECIATE ANY TIME AND HELP YOU CAN OFFER! 

Want to join in and give us a hand? Please contact Patti Wroblewski  at patti.grows@gmail.com or 503-510-3498.

If you already signed up to volunteer, now is the time to specify your job preference as well as your preferred schedule.  All are welcome to volunteer, being a Master Gardener is not required! Perennials that are planning on helping out, please email Rich and Kathy to let us know your availability as soon as possible!


There are so many fun opportunities for volunteering!

  • Customer Service Helping the public (Sat. 5/11, 10am - 3pm)

  • Entrance Greeter- Handing out boxes, counting customers, and monitoring the entrance gate (Sat. 5/11, 8am - 3pm)

  • Event Signage - Putting up lawn signs in your and your neighbor's lawns. (2 weeks before sale)

  • Kid's Tent- Share educational activities at the Kids Grow table. (Sat. 5/11, 9am - 3pm)

  • Plant Check- Storing pre-purchased plants for later pickup and helping customers move them onto the Tally area tables.  Co-leads are also needed for this team. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 2pm)

  • Plant Pickup- Storing purchased plants and helping customers load their cars. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 3pm)

  • Plant Restock- Restocking sale area, marking varieties signs with sold-out times, and consolidating. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 3pm) 

  • Tally- Provide the sales receipt needed for purchase processing by cashiers. (Sat. 5/11, 8:30am - 3pm)


For those who want a few more hours and like to keep active, join a setup team!

  • Friday Setup - Helping setup canopies, signage, tables, chairs, and security fencing. (Fri. 5/10, 12pm - 6pm)

  • Saturday Morning Setup - Help unload the plant trucks, and distribute the flats to the proper areas. (Sat. 5/11, 6am - 8am)

  • Saturday Takedown- Removing unused tables, taking down canopies, signage, fencing, and helping load rental trucks. (Sat. 5/11, 2pm – 5pm)

Interested in a team lead position? Contact Rich and Kathy, at MCMG.IEChair@gmail.com.  While many of last year’s team leads will be continuing, we’d still love to have an opportunity to train future leads, and most importantly to encourage sharing new ideas and energy!