Gardening

Program Contact: Dixie Chichester, Program Coordinator
(509) 447-6453 • d.chichester@wsu.edu

 


PEND OREILLE COUNTY MASTER GARDENER BASIC TRAINING

Garden Bench

Pend Oreille County Master Gardener Basic Training is available throughout the year. Basic Training consists of three parts: 1) completion of the statewide on-line WSU Master Gardener training modules (with thumb drives provided, so fast internet connection is not a requirement), 2) a series of trainings and classes that highlight gardening information specific to Pend Oreille County, and 3) 40 hours of volunteer internship working with Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners.

A completed WSU volunteer application form is required from interested applicants. It can be picked up at the WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Office 227 Garden Avenue in Newport, or downloaded at

Master Gardener Application

You may either drop the completed form off at the address above or mail it to our office at P.O. Box 5045, Newport, WA 99156 Once your application is reviewed, you will be called to schedule a brief orientation that will explain the Master Gardener program to you in detail.

For more information about the program contact Dixie Chichester at d.chichester@wsu.edu  at  509-447-6453.

WSU Extension programs are offered without regard to race; sex; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental or sensory disability; marital status; sexual orientation; and/or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call 1-509-447-2401 at least 14 days before the program.


Plant Clinic Information

Plant and insect identification and other gardening questions may be brought into the Extension Office, located at 227 Garden Ave, Newport, any day, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., called into the office at 509 447-6453 or emailed to Dixie Chichester at d.chichester@wsu.edu

If you live in the north part of the County, you may obtain and drop-off plant clinic question forms at both of the Ione and Metaline Falls libraries. And, finally, you are always welcome to mail questions to the Master Gardeners in care of the WSU/Pend Oreille County Extension Office at P.O. Box 5045, Newport WA 99156.

Whether you need advice on what plants grow well locally, where to locate a greenhouse, how to improve your soil or help identifying that mystery insect, contact us! Your WSU Master Gardeners have years of Pend Oreille gardening experience and are waiting in the wings to help you count all your gardening and landscaping projects as successful.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ON HOLIDAYS THE CLINICS WILL NOT BE OPEN.

Extension Office, 227 Garden Avenue, Newport, 509-447-2401.

The Extension Office is located at 227 Garden Avenue, Newport, 509-447-2401. You may contact our office for more information by calling 509-447-2401 or emailed to d.chichester@wsu.edu

WSU Extension programs are offered without regard to race; sex; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental or sensory disability; marital status; sexual orientation; and/or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call 1-509-447-2401 at least 14 days before the program.


Master Gardeners Awarded A’Key Grant from King County

The Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners were recently awarded a $1500.00 grant from the King County Master Gardener Foundation to help make improvements to the Extension garden and greenhouse. Read more below…


WSU Pesticide Safety Education Programs

Education for pesticide professionals with an emphasis on personal safety, environmental protection, and effective integrated pest management… Read more:  Pesticide Safety Ed


Enjoy our gardening newsletter “Gardening in Pend Oreille”.

Spring  2016

BE A MASTER GARDENER!

Currently accepting applications.

For more information call Dixie Chichester at (509) 447-6453.


2016 Gardening Class Schedule

All classes (unless otherwise noted) will be presented at the WSU Extension Meeting Room and Garden, 227 South Garden Avenue, Newport, 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 11
Garden to Table Cooking Class

Thursday, September 8
Getting the Most from Your Garden

Saturday, October 8
Practical Pruning (River Mountain Village, 10am-2pm)

Thursday, October 13
Preparing your Garden for Winter