Master Gardeners

Program Contact: Dixie Chichester, Program Coordinator
(509) 447-6453 •

WSU/Pend Oreille Master Gardeners
Serving the community through volunteerism

CREATE GardensPend Oreille County has over 80 WSU Master Gardeners who donate their time to community service. Their main purpose is to transfer university-tested gardening expertise on to members of the community. Our volunteers provide information on a variety of horticultural topics including selection, planting and maintenance, environmentally sound gardening practices, pest identification and management, and FireWise landscaping practices. The Master Gardeners maintain a Water-Wise Demonstration Garden at the CREATE Place, 4th and Fea, in Newport.

Gardening in Pend Oreille County

For the 2010-2011 Winter edition of the “Gardening in Pend Oreille” newsletter please click here.

The Summer Edition – please click to download your copy. There are 8 pages of great gardening information. Get your copy now!!

Master Gardener Plant Clinics

Plant problems samples may be left at the Extension Office, located at 227 Garden  Ave, Newport, any day, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email questions to

We will be holding regular plant clinics starting at 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., every 2nd and 4th Thursday between May and August at the WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Office, located at 227 Garden Ave, Newport, WA. Call (509) 447-2401.

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.

The Master Gardener e-mail address is


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 email


REPORTING VOLUNTEER HOURS are so important, it shows how many of our marvelous Master Gardeners have put their training and time into the program for the County. By clicking HERE, it will then take you to the main WSU Master Gardener Program site, then click on”Volunteer Hour Database” to record your hours. It is greatly appreciated!!


The forms below are for certified Master Gardeners to download. Please note that they are password encrypted for safety.

MG Transaction Slip

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.


Classes & Workshops

NEW ~ CALENDAR ~ Click on the “calendar” to view what’s happening in the Pend Oreille County Master Gardener program and the surrounding area events.

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