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
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