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CANCELED – Garden Fever with WSU Master Gardeners (formerly Spring Garden Day)

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm



With the emerging threat of COVID-19 in the Tri-Cities area we have been advised by our local health district that we limit social gatherings for high risk populations.  We regret to inform you that we have made the decision to cancel our Garden Fever Event.  Those who have signed up for the event already will receive a refund.


Catch the Garden Fever with WSU Master Gardeners

Garden Fever is a day-long educational event of gardening classes for local gardeners.  The program consists of key-note speakers followed with a variety of break-out classes.

When:  Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where:  WSU Tri-Cities, EAST Building, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland, WA


Keynote Speakers

Pat Munts is a garden writer and author based in  Spokane, WA.  She has gardened on the same patch of ground in the Spokane Valley for 41 years and is currently experimenting with a pollinator meadow.  Pat will help us identify common local pollinators.


Teresa Engbretson and Katie Elliott are mother and daughter owners of My Garden Over Floweth, a flower farm located in Paterson, WA where it overlooks the beautiful Columbia River.  They love, grow and cultivate their lovely flowers on over two and half acres.  They also raise farm fresh vegetables, fruit and grass fed, grain finished beef.



$25 for the day of classes. Two of the breakout sessions have an additional $25 fee for supplies.         Capacity for the Beneficial  B & B is 15 and Floral Arranging is 20, so register early!  Registration ends on March 7th.



Stone Soup Cafe will have box lunches available for pre-order (about $10).  Lunch orders will be accepted the morning of the event.  You’re also welcome to bring a sack lunch or dine at a local restaurant.



Master Gardeners, local businesses and youth from the Juvenile Justice Center mentored by our Master Gardeners will have plants, gardening gloves, books, crafts, and more for sale!




8:00 – 9:00     Check-in

9:00 – 10:30   Planning for Pollinators
Keynote Speaker, Pat Munts, Spokane County Master Gardener

10:30 – 10:45  Break

10:45 – 11;45  Choice of Class

  • Class 1:  Managing Mason Bees, Pat Munts, Spokane County Master Gardener
  • Class 2:  Let’s Talk About Trees, Alex Job, co-owner of Job’s Nursery
  • Class 3:  Herbs What are They?, Amy Pauley, Benton-Franklin Master Gardener

12:00 – 1:00    Lunch (pre-order with registration or bring your own)

1:00 – 2:30     Growing Cut Flowers with My Garden Over Floweth
Keynote Speaker 2:  Teresa Engbretson and Katie Elliott, mother and daughter owners

2:30 – 2:45     Break

2:45 – 3:45     Choice of Class

  • Class 4:  $25 for supplies (max 15), Build a Beneficial B&B, Linda Stock & Mikki Gaddis, Benton-Franklin Master Gardeners
  • Class 5:  $25 for supplies (max 20), Floral Arranging, Katie Elliott, owner of My Garden Over Floweth
  • Class 6:  Growing Orchids, Betty Wiese, Tri-City Orchid Club
  • Class 7:  Hydroponics, Nicki Christensen, owner of Tri-City Garden Supply

Event flyer can be printed at 2020 Garden Fever Day Flyer


We are grateful to our sponsors who help bring this educational event to you:

Gold Sponsors

  • Beaver Bark & Garden Center
  • Eastside Sustainable Farm


Silver Sponsors

  • Job’s Nursery
  • Bart’s Auto Den, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

  • Artistic Treeworks
  • Williams Brothers Blue Spruce Tree Farm
  • Heritage Professional Landscape Contractors
  • SunKissed Lavender

“Master Gardeners Help You Grow”

WSU Benton County Extension, 7102 W. Okanogan Pl. Ste 102, Kennewick, WA 99336
Questions:  Contact us at the WSU Benton County Extension Office 509-735-3551

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.  Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.   Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the Benton County WSU Extension Office at 7102 W Okanogan Place, Suite 102 in Kennewick, WA 99336 or by calling 509-735-3551 at least two weeks prior to an event.



March 14
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Master Gardeners of Benton & Franklin Counties


WSU Tri-Cities, EAST Building
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354 United States
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