WSU Jefferson County Extension provides a multitude of resources for home gardeners. Unlike much of the gardening information available to the public, this information is research-based and focused on environmentally-friendly gardening practices.
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 volunteer community educators that are specialists in cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973. These volunteers are avid gardeners who undergo our intensive training program to become experts about gardening in Jefferson County. They are able to help gardeners find current and safe solutions to local gardening problems, and make their communities more environmentally and economically viable as they teach people to protect natural resources and support community food systems. 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?
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MASTER GARDENER?
The Master Gardener Training includes WSU research-based online training, field trips, labs, classroom participation, and working with Master Gardener projects and committees.
GROWING GROCERIES CLASS
Growing Groceries classes: In this Spring Class participants will learn what vegetables grow on the Olympic Peninsula, garden planning and record keeping, soil management, best cultivation practices, and more.
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MASTER GARDENERS ARE EVERYWHERE
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, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information on Plant Clinics, Click HERE
- Yard and Garden Lecture Series: This series takes place six Saturday mornings in January and February, 10am-12pm, at the Port Townsend Community Center.
- Growing Groceries classes: In this Spring 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.
The Port Townsend Leader wrote wonderful article on the WSU Jefferson County Master Gardeners for the 2017 Home and Garden insert.
Master Gardener Coordinator Bridget Gregg
Bridget Gregg is native to western Washington. She has an undergraduate degree in Forest Management and a graduate degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Washington. Over the years she has been involved in variety of environmental research projects ranging from effects of glyphosate on oyster larvae to the potential for weevils to control milfoil. She is excited to be a part of WSU as the Master Gardener Program Coordinator.
Program Contact: Bridget Gregg, Master Gardener Program
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