Gardening

Program Contact: Colleen Miko, Horticulture Coordinator
(360) 307-4378 • cmiko@co.kitsap.wa.us

The horticulture and environmental education outreach for WSU Extension Kitsap County is performed in a variety of ways, utilizing both staff and volunteers.

Master Gardeners and Rain Garden Mentors contribute over 19,000 hours of volunteer time each year reaching over 75,000 Kitsap County residents.

Staff and volunteers educate the public about: organic gardening practices; youth gardening; water quality; landscaping septic systems; best landscape practices; plant selection and maintenance (right plant/right place): identification of plants, insects and weeds; IPM (Integrated Pest Management): environmental stewardship; native plants; and sustainability practices.

For more information about the Horticulture programs at Washington State University Kitsap county Extension, contact the Horticulture Coordinator – Colleen Miko at 360-307-4378 or via email.