Public education is the primary objective of the Master Gardener Program. We host Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinics at our office and in the community. We also teach sound gardening techniques and work with community members and in the classroom.
MG Training Information: Interested in Becoming a Mason County Master Gardener?
WSU Master Gardener volunteers provide educational programs, free advice and answers to questions on home gardening and landscape maintenance, pest management, and composting to Mason County residents. Volunteers help at plant clinics, classes, our Catalyst Food Bank and Community Demonstration Garden, garden tours, and our annual plant sale. To become a certified Master Gardener, participants complete the online and face-to-face training programs and fulfill 60 hours of approved volunteer hours within a year of completing the coursework. After certfication, ongoing volunteer hours are required to maintain status as a Master Gardener. Being a Master Gardener is an opportunity to improve your own knowledge and support the community!
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Have a gardening question?
To help you with your gardening questions, the Master Gardeners staff a plant clinic in the office on Mondays from noon to 3 pm. If Monday is a holiday, Master Gardeners will be in the clinic on Tuesday that week. You can email your plant questions to:: firstname.lastname@example.org, use the Contact Us section below or call and leave a message at 360-427-9670 Ext. 687. We would love to help you!
We also staff a plant clinic table at the Shelton Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from May through September. Stop on by!
Through the Garden Gate
Through the Garden Gate is a series of educational seminars held on six Saturdays, January through March. We had a tremendous series this year and getting close to announcing the schedule and topics for next year!
2017 Garden Tour
Thanks to all who attended our wonderful Garden Tour this year! It was a fantastic day touring some beautiful and unique gardens. If you are interested in having your garden as part of the 2018 tour please use the Contact Us section below to let us know!
Catalyst Food Bank Demonstration Garden Has donated 1860 pounds of fresh produce to Saints’ Pantry Food Bank this growing season!
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