Master Gardener

Program Contact: Jeannine Polaski, Master Gardener Coordinator
(360) 427-9670 Ext. 688 •

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 youth in 4-H and in the classroom.

Through The Garden Gate Gardening Workshops

These popular classes will be held two Saturdays per month in January, February, and March from 9 AM to noon at Mason County Public Works just past the airport in Shelton.   Pre-registration and is encouraged but not mandatory. Call 360-427-9670 Ext. 680 to register. Walk-in participants are welcome, $5 fee is payable at the door.

2017 Through the Garden Gate Workshop Flyer

MG Training Information: Interested in Becoming a Mason County Master Gardener?

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 universities.

TTGG class jan 16

Trainees learn through online learning modules and classroom sessions.  Classes are hands on learning experiences that give the participant an opportunity to use what is learned in the on line course training and interact with other Master Gardeners and trainees. To become certified as a Master Gardener, 60 approved volunteer hours must also be completed within one year of training completion.  Ongoing volunteer hours are required to maintain certification. Classes will be held in Shelton and various field sites.  Cost is $105 payable to MCMG with your application submission plus $70 paid directly to WSU when you register for the on line course.

New training dates and course application will be out shortly. If you are interested in attending the training contact Jeannine Polaski, Master Gardener Coordinator at or  (360)427-9670 Ext. 688.

Plant Clinic Hours:

Master Gardeners staff 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 them at: or call and leave them a message at 360-427-9670 Ext. 687.

Vendors Wanted for May Plant Sale & Garden Show

Vendors in Kneeland Park for 2015 Plant Sale
Vendors in Kneeland Park for 2015 Plant Sale

Vendors sought for upcoming WSU Master Gardener plant sale Saturday, May 13 at Kneeland Park in downtown Shelton. Arts and crafts with a gardening theme are welcome. A 10’X10’ space is $40 for one day. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2017. Contact Christy Rowe at 360-427-9670 Ext. 688 for more information.

Annual MG Garden Tour:

The 2017 Garden Tour offers a full day of inspiration, featuring five private gardens and two community gardens in north Mason County. Tours are self-guided with garden owners and WSU Master Gardeners on hand to help answer questions and tell visitors more about the gardens. This year’s gardens are clustered in the Belfair and Allyn areas, offering lots to see in this part of the county.  All will inspire wonderful ideas for garden creativity!  Details such as ticket sales locations coming soon.  For more information, contact Jeanne Kinney,, 427-5690.


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