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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Horticulture Classes and Workshops

Program Contact: Janice Reed, Office Manager
(509) 243-2009 •

Fall Garden Series 2020

Join us on ZOOM for the 2020 Fall Garden Series lectures

Tuesdays, Oct 13, 20 and 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Cost is $5 per class or $12 for all 3 classes

The Zoom meeting link will be sent to participants prior to the class
There will be a practice Zoom meeting on Oct 9 for those that need assistance with Zoom

Oct 13 – Seasonal Gardening and Problem Weeds

Spokane Count Master Gardener Emeritus Kurt Madison will discuss gardening through the seasons.
WSU Whitman County Extension Educator Steve Van Vleet will discuss fall and early spring weed control for problem weeds.

Oct 20 – Best Pruning Practices and Selecting Trees

Joel Ewing of Pen and Oak Landscaping will discuss the proper way to prune trees
Carrie Kyser, LCSC Arboretum Co-chair, will talk about selecting tree species for fall interest, plus basic care and planting.

Oct 27 – Keep It Growing; Houseplants and Indoor Gardening

Dominic Villareal, A Modern Plantsman, will discuss house plant selection and care.
Asotin County Master Gardeners Aileen Ruchert and Tana Truscott will talk about indoor gardening.

Name and email address


Interested in becoming a Master Gardener or brushing up on your horticulture knowledge?
Then this training is for you!

Classes are held in even numbered years.  The 2020 classes will begin on February 4th and classes will be each Tuesday from 1:00 – 4:30 at the Walla Walla Community College in Clarkston, WA.  Classes are for those interested in becoming WSU Asotin County, Whitman County, Garfield County or UI Nez Perce County  Master Gardeners. Those that wish to take the classes and not become Master Gardeners are welcome if class caps are not reached. Those interested in becoming Master Gardeners will also need to take the WSU on-line training during those months. See our Master Gardener Program Brochure for more information about the Master Gardener program.  Go to the Training information page for the class schedule and other class materials.

For information, please call 509-243-2009.

Be sure to click on the “Calendar of Events” tab in the navigation bar to see more horticulture and other upcoming events.


The WSU Asotin County Master Gardeners occasionally put on workshops about gardening, landscaping, ornamental plants, lawns, etc. Please see the Upcoming Events link to find those dates or check your local newspaper. If you would like to be added to our emailing list to receive flyers for upcoming horticulture related events in our area, please contact our office at 509-243-2009 or email Janice at Be sure to include your name, complete address, phone number, and email address.



The WSU Asotin County Master Gardeners have Free Plant Clinics to advise community residents about horticulture related issues. Clinics are held in the Master Gardener office in the basement of the Courthouse in Asotin, Washington. They begin in May and continue through September on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Be sure to bring a sample with you for better identification. The MG’s are also available at various events throughout the year. Please see the Upcoming Events page for dates or contact our office at 509-243-2009 or email Janice at