Jordis retires with our best wishes and utmost gratitude!

We'd like to take a moment this month to share our gratitude and best wishes to Jordis Yost as she begins a new adventure in retirement.  Like many of us, Jordis started out her Master Gardening journey just wanting to learn a bit more about gardening. She and her husband Michael took the training in hopes that they would learn useful information to help them manage the acres of land they live on.  Not long after taking the MG training Jordis was supporting Master Gardener Volunteers as a staff member of the Metro-area MG Program.

Jordis has kindly and patiently, supported and guided thousands of Master Gardener volunteers the past 22 years.  We are truly grateful for Jordis’ dedicated support over the years.  We extend our utmost thanks and hearty wishes for a wonder-filled retirement!


Offer your own congratulations at a Retirement Party Open House to celebrate and honor Jordis. 

Please RSVP to your Evite by August 21st!  Address and details in your Evite

  • Sunday, September 2nd
  • Drop-in anytime between 1PM and 5PM (celebratory toast 3PM)

We will have a special photo guest book at the event.  Please bring a close-up photo of yourself in your garden, with a favorite plant, climbing a beanstalk or at a favorite MG activity.  We will have special paper for you to write a message to Jordis to place along with your photo.  Don’t have time to bring a photo to the event?  No worries we will have a camera on hand.

Can’t make the event – but would still like to take part in spirit?  Send a photo of yourself, along with a message written on a 3 x 5” card (preferably without lines) – we will scan your message on to a special paper and will include your photo and greeting in the guest book.

Mail photos and messages by Tuesday, August 21st to: Marcia McIntyre, Clackamas Co. Extension, 200 Warner-Milne Road, Oregon City, OR 97045  or email photos and messages to Marcia...



"Hello Fellow Master Gardeners,
I am putting together a scrapbook for Jordis’ retirement.  I am looking for photos of Jordis at MG activities or volunteers at MG activities.  If you have any photos I would appreciate you mailing them to me.  If they are on your phone or computer, send them as an attachment and I will have them printed.  Please write about the photo ( names, place, etc. )."

Thank you,
Jane Collier
11919 S. Carus Road
Oregon City, Oregon

Jane’s email: