Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener program in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties is a Washington State University Extension program that helps gardeners learn more about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. It also enables these trained volunteers to extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through educational outreach programs.

Washington State University Master Gardeners:

  • Provide non-biased, science-based gardening information to the public.
  • Diagnose plant problems and provide sustainable solutions to home gardeners.
  • Design and present educational programs on a wide variety of home gardening topics such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), yard waste management and composting, water quality protection, and gardening with children, youth, and adults.
  • Provide a window to research and education at Washington State University.

WSU Master Gardeners in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties:

  • Belong to a non-profit organization staffed 100% by volunteers. In the Grays Harbor and Pacific County Program there are over 100 active WSU Master Gardeners.
  • Are trained by WSU Extension faculty and industry professionals.
  • Receive 60 hours of instruction over a 10-12 week period.
  • “Payback” the training time by volunteering at least an equivalent number of hours during the first year.
  • Are part of a state-wide Master Gardener program in all Washington counties.

How to Become a Master Gardener:

To learn how to become a Master Gardener, visit Become a Master Gardener, which contains complete details.

For more information on the Master Gardener program, or to be placed on the mailing list for a volunteer application, contact the WSU Extension Office at 360-482-2934.