Master Gardener

Program Contact: Janice Reed, Office Manager
(509) 243-2009 • jreed@co.asotin.wa.us

Asotin County Master Gardeners

Asotin County Master Gardeners

Our goal is to provide sound gardening information to benefit both you and the community. We want gardening to be rewarding for you and protective of our natural resources. We are trained by WSU and use their scientific research-based information to assist us in diagnosing horticulture issues. 

Our programs provide education and information to the public and include the following:

Plant Clinics
We offer various plant clinics throughout the community. From May through September you can find us each Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM in the basement of the Asotin County Courthouse. We are also available at other events in the community. Bringing a sample and pictures helps in diagnosing the issue. For dates and times, please contact Janice at jreed@co.asotin.wa.us.

Community Horticulture Classes
During the Spring and Fall the Master Gardeners hold workshops educating the public about various horticultural issues. Watch the calendar of events and local media for dates. Check out the Gardening Calendar for events.

Community Presentations, Fact Sheets and Articles
The Asotin County Master Gardeners are available to give presentations on various topics. The Master Gardener office has a wide variety of publications, articles and fact sheets available.

Asotin County Fair
The Asotin County Fair is held the last full weekend in April. Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions while you tour the various exhibits and enjoy the fair. Our booth is located in Floch Hall on the Asotin County Fairgrounds.

Working with Youth
The Master Gardeners teach 4th grade youth at local schools how to grow their own garden IMG_9445and about worm composting.  During the annual Extension Youth Activity Camp, held for one week each summer, kids learn all about gardening, weather, birds, bugs and more!

Community Garden
We are available at the new community garden to answer questions and offer advice on gardening. We have also have a demonstration garden there.  Visit the community garden web site at www.clarkstongarden.com.

Master Gardener Horticulture Training
Want to become a certified Master Gardener or want extensive horticultural training? The Master Gardener /Horticultural classes for Asotin, Garfield, Whitman, and Nez Perce counties are held in even numbered years from January through April. If you’d like to be added to our mailing list to receive a brochure prior to the next training, please email Janice at jreed@co.asotin.wa.us or call the Asotin County Extension Office at 509-243-2009. To learn more about becoming a WSU Master Gardener please visit their web site at http://mastergardener.wsu.edu/ or view our Master Gardener Program Brochure.

To be on their mailing list to receive email notification about upcoming horticulture related local events, please email Janice at jreed@co.asotin.wa.us or call the Asotin County Extension Office at 509-243-2009.