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Washington State Master Gardeners

WSU Extension Master Gardeners

Growing greener, healthier communities

What if you could be part of the Northwest's signature gardening education program? One that shares fact-based knowledge for better gardening, healthy communities, a safe, verdant environment, and food security for all? You can by becoming a supporter of WSU Extension Master Gardeners.

Washington-born, internationally successful

An international effort to educate communities about the values, impacts, and science of gardening began right here in Washington with WSU Master Gardeners.

Cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973, Master Gardeners are community educators. University-trained, these volunteers are the go-to resource for neighbors seeking research-based solutions to the Northwest's ever-changing horticulture and stewardship needs.

Since inception, Master Gardener programs have spread to all 50 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces, and most recently to Asia, sharing best practices and innovative ideas in communities and around the world. 

Positive community impact

Master Gardeners increase public awareness of healthy living through gardening and equip communities with information to address challenges such as our changing climate, an increasing number of wildfires, invasive species, water conservation and quality, and pollinator health and habitat. They do this through plant clinics and classes, demonstration and community food gardens, and volunteerism in a variety of means—all while continuing their own education.

The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in horticulture and environmental stewardship and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact in their local community. 

Cougs help gardeners do more

Master Gardeners can do more with your help. Consider financially supporting the program, or becoming a Master Gardener yourself. 

Your gift or involvement enables youth and adult classes on gardening and nutrition, as well as new and better community and demo gardens that grow produce for food banks or share native, drought-resistant, or firewise plants. It brings the joys of gardening to people of all abilities and walks of life, and will make a difference for things that matter to you and your local community.

WSU Extension Master Gardeners empower healthy and resilient communities.

We use knowledge to inspire better lives, but what if we could do more? We can through your partnership today 

Support a greener, healthier Washington by giving a gift today during #CougsGive.

Master Gardener's 50th Anniversary $2,500 Match
Match met! Thank you to everyone who support the WSU Master Gardener Program Endowed Chair Fund.
$500 Ambassador Referral Reward
Congrats to Stephen Hines for inspiring 67 donors to make gifts during #CougsGive! He earns a $500 bonus to the fund designation of his choice! Thank you to the `09 Coug alum donor who sponsored this challenge!
Campus, College, and Program Gift Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will receive the most gifts during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Cougar Athletic Fund 224
2 College of Veterinary Medicine 201
3 WSU Vancouver 144
4 WSU Alumni Association 98
5 WSU Everett 89
Master Gardener 50th Anniversary Celebration Gift Challenge
Challenge unlocked! Thanks to everyone who supported the WSU Master Gardener Program Endowed Chair Fund.
25 / 25 Gifts
Ambassador Total Gifts Inspired Challenge
Congrats to the three most passionate, dedicated, and persuasive #CougsGive Ambassadors! Great work Stephen, Melody, and Michael!
Campus, College, and Program Leaderboard
Which campus, college, or program will raise the most during #CougsGive?
Rank Department Raised
1 Cougar Athletic Fund $146,513.25
2 College of Veterinary Medicine $132,021.50
3 Carson College of Business $76,255.00
4 WSU Alumni Association $24,195.00
5 WSU Vancouver $21,676.50
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