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Gardening in Washington State is much more than a pastime.  Yes, our gardeners produce fresh and nutritious foods for themselves and their communities, and gardening provides physical activity for youth and adults alike.  But there is another dimension to this enterprise in the Evergreen State.

Washington State Master Gardener Volunteers are a key component of WSU Extension’s program delivery structure. 


They ensure that lawn and garden chemicals are used properly - reducing non-point pollution.  They also support local parks and community enhancement projects.  Furthermore, they serve a key role in the detection of emerging pest and plant disease problems.  Master Gardeners make their communities more environmentally and economically sustainable as they teach people to protect natural resources and support community food systems.

From the first small program in King County in 1973, the Master Gardener program has since expanded across the US and is quickly becoming a global enterprise.  



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