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WSU Extension of Benton & Franklin Counties is the best source for gardening information in the Mid-Columbia region. Learn what plants grow well in our region’s challenging climate and soils, find help solving plant and pest problems, and discover new gardening techniques. We’re here to help you every step of the way!
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Giving Tuesday: Help our Master Gardeners provide crucial programs in our community

Please support the programs of the Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County this Giving Tuesday or any day of the year! The Foundation is a  Washington State 501(c)(3) charity organization. Did you know that WSU Benton Franklin Master Gardener Program Volunteers: Help teach people how to grow their own food. Built and maintain a 2.5 acre Demonstration Garden in Kennewick that has 26 individual theme gardens. Provide community education and outreach to adults and youth through classes at our Demonstration Garden and at local schools and non-profits such as the Boys and Girls clubs and Head Start. Staff a plant clinics at our office to answer your plant problems and gardening questions. Work with youth at the Juvenile Justice Center, helping them to learn to give back to their community and gain skills they can use in the future. Distribute seeds to the community through our Plant A Row program to encourage people to grow food to donate to our local food banks...

Pest Alert: Japanese Beetle

Japanese beetle was recently found in Washington. WSDA is asking for help in identification and eradication of this destructive pest. Learn more...
Master Gardener Dennis Fife, Chairman of the Benton-Franklin County Master Gardener Food Gardening Program, harvests turnips this past May from the group’s Demonstration Garden.

Learn more about how you can become a Master Gardener

The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is open to adults with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on our local community. You do not need to be an expert gardener to apply, you just need to have a desire to learn and serve your community.

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7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102, Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:  509.735.3551  Fax:  509.736.2731

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