Become a Master Gardener

Program Contact: Bridget Gregg, Master Gardener Program
(360) 379.5610 x 210 •

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?  

Registration for 2018 Master Gardener Training is now OPEN!

Click HERE to learn more about the 2018 Master Gardener Training Class

Mission: The purpose of the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is to train volunteers to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners provide information generated from research at WSU and other university systems.

Who are Master Gardeners?
Master Gardeners are volunteers who enjoy plants and gardening and have passed the WSU Master Gardener Training. They are here to share their gardening skills and training with the citizens of Jefferson county.  They work to enhance and supplement the efforts of the Washington State University Master Gardener Program by providing sound, research-based education and information on sustainable horticulture and gardening practices.  Master Gardeners also have access to the experts and research resources at Washington State University.

Master Gardeners are a diverse group of people with a wide variety of knowledge, skills and interests. Our membership is currently over 70 individuals.

Does this sound like a volunteer activity you’d be interested in? Would you like to join?

Master Gardener Training 2018

The Master Gardener Training includes WSU research-based online training, field trips, labs, classroom participation, and working with Master Gardener projects and committees.


Plant Clinics

Visit a Master Gardener Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. Bring your plant and insect specimens! Every Monday (April – Sept ; except holidays) from 1-4, at 621 Sheridan Street, up by the QFC off of Sims Way in the DCD Office. (see photo on the left)

Summer clinics also take place at the Chimacum Farmer’s Market on Sundays, 10-2.


  • Design and maintenance of Jefferson County Master Gardener Garden; Sims Way, Port Townsend
  • Providing assistance for Kul Kah Han Native Plant Garden, Chimacum
  • Design and maintenance of vegetable gardens at Quilcene Gardens, Port Townsend High School and the Port Townsend Food Bank
  • Assisting Habitat for Humanity with garden design and implementation

Educational Activities

  • Yard and Garden Lecture Series: Takes place six Saturday mornings in January and February, 10-12, at the Port Townsend Community Center.
  • Growing Groceries classes: Class participants will learn what vegetables grow on the Olympic Peninsula, garden planning and record keeping, soil management, best cultivation practices, and more.
  • After school youth gardening education: This program offers gardeners a chance to share an interactive program on botany to students in our community.
  • Foundation meetings and horticulture lectures: These educational lectures are open to the public and typically take place the second Thursday of each month, following the monthly Foundation meetings.
  • Educational speakers: Jefferson County MGs may be available to speak at local garden and other clubs
  • Educational booths: Master Gardeners can be found at educational booths at the Jefferson County Fair and other events around the county.

Rain Garden Mentors
Master Gardener Rain Garden Mentors work in partnership with WSU and the City of Port Townsend to reduce runoff in Jefferson County through gardening. Mentors are available to help homeowners assess their properties for rain garden installations. They can help with rain garden design and plant selection.

Attention Master Gardener Volunteers: Please remember to REPORT your HOURS


THE JEFFERSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER FOUNDATION (JCMGF) is a nonprofit organization in a collaborative agreement with WSU Extension and is composed of Master Gardeners who voluntarily choose to join.

The purpose of the organization is to further the mission of the Extension in educating the community with research-based horticultural information. The organization also enriches its membership through continuing education and fellowship. Visit the Foundation’s website.