Richard Bertram

Richard Bertram

Umatilla County Master Gardener.  After a career in elevator construction and industrial automation control systems, Richard retired to Pendleton where he pursued his lifelong passion for hydroponics.  He built a successful hydroponic system in his backyard which the  bugs most appreciated.  He then moved his system to grow vegetables indoors using an easy to build and cost-effective method which continues to produce an abundance of vegetables.

Heather Stoven

Heather Stoven is an Extension Horticulturist with Oregon State University.  She is located in Yamhill County and coordinates the county’s Master Gardener and Small Farms programs.

Heather teaches plant identification for Master Gardener training and has often taught about the Landscape Plant ID tool in these trainings, as well as during the winter 2021 Elevated Master Gardener Skills Training course.

Heather Stoven
Gail Langellotto

Dr. Gail Langellotto

Dr. Langellotto is Professor of Horticulture and the statewide coordinator of Oregon State University’s Extension’s Master Gardener Program. She has a Masters degree in Science  and a Ph.D. in Entomology, and is the principle investigator of OSU’s Garden Ecology Lab.

Signe Danler

A lifelong gardener and plant nerd, Signe has lived in the PNW for over 40 years, and has spent a fair amount of that time enjoying, studying and learning about native plants. She puts her expertise and training in home horticulture, ecological landscaping and urban forestry to good use teaching the online Extension MG course.  She also designs residential and commercial landscapes, specializing in regenerative gardening and landscaping practices.

Signe recently authored a new training module for the online MG course on Gardening with PNW Native Plants. She also co-authored an Extension publication, “Protecting and enhancing pollinators in Urban Landscapes”. For this she researched evidence-based documentation of pollinator plant preferences, and created sample landscape designs for pollinator gardens.

Signe Danler