“…But that is the joy of a garden; it blooms for all who have eyes to appreciate it, and all may claim it because it gives its beauty so freely to every garden lover…” — Maude Ballington Booth
Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who serve as educators in their communities. The Master Gardener program originated in Washington State to enable WSU Extension to better serve the public — specifically home gardeners.
The Yakima County Master Gardeners are active in presenting garden programs, developing community gardens and sharing gardening knowledge.
Do you have a gardening question?
One of the primary services Master Gardener volunteers provide is a diagnostic plant clinic.
The Clinic is now OPEN!
Check out our Clinic page for details.
Yakima County Master Gardeners Lead State Once Again
Across the state of Washington, Master Gardeners volunteer in their communities. They provide training, advice, and example to home gardeners in all counties. Naturally, there are far more Master Gardener volunteers in the larger Puget Sound counties than in Yakima County. But on a “per-volunteer” basis, Yakima’s volunteers contribute significantly more time to our communities. See table below.
Let us come talk to you!
Master Gardener experts are available to speak to your group about many varied gardening topics. We can develop a custom presentation for you, or you can choose from many that we already have prepared.