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Help Your Community This Giving Tuesday

adult hands giving growing plant to youth hands. Giving Tuesday - November 29th

Your donation will make a difference in our community.

This Giving Tuesday, November 29th, consider supporting our important Master Gardener programs.

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Our Master Gardener Foundation is a Washington State 501(c)(3) charity organization that has earned the Candid Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Learn more about our financial information and the impact we’re making by visiting our Candid Guidestar profile.

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Please support the programs of the Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County this Giving Tuesday. The Foundation is a Washington State 501(c) (3) charity organization

Food Garden Program

Did you know? 1 in 10 people in Benton & Franklin counties are going hungry. We build gardens and teach families how to garden. We provide free tools, materials, and continual mentoring. Your donation will be used to buy materials and supplies to help people in need to put nutritious food on their tables.
Please support the programs of the Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County this Giving Tuesday. The Foundation is a Washington State 501(c) (3) charity organization

Demonstration Garden

Did you know? We rely on generous support from our community to maintain this 2 acre demonstration garden that features 26 individual theme gardens. The demonstration garden, located at 1620 S. Union Street in Kennewick, WA is open for the community to enjoy from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
Please support the programs of the Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County this Giving Tuesday. The Foundation is a Washington State 501(c) (3) charity organization

Educational Outreach

Did you know? We have an active community educational outreach program. Educating the public, especially children, is the core element of all the Master Gardener Programs. Your donation will help us 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.
Please support the programs of the Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County this Giving Tuesday. The Foundation is a Washington State 501(c) (3) charity organization

Additional Programs

Did you know? We staff plant clinics at our office to answer community plant problems and gardening questions. We work with youth at the Juvenile Justice Center, helping them learn to give back to their community and gain skills they can use in the future. We distribute free seeds to the community through our Plant A Row program, to encourage people to grow food to donate to our local food banks. Giving just a little can help a lot in our community.

Over 14,000 youth and almost 5000 adults attended classes/workshops taught by Master Gardeners in 2018-2019.

 

76 food gardens built
in 2018-2019 totaling over 700 garden beds built to date since 2012.

 

Over 6000 pounds of food donated each year to area food banks for those in need.

Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer logo
Master Gardener volunteers teaching adults and youth how to plant seeds in raised garden bed

Colorful annual flowers bordering retaining wall of the waterfall classroom in the Demonstration Garden

Master Gardener volunteer at the fair booth ready to answer your gardening questions

Container Gardening class
Master Gardeners harvesting from raised garden beds

Almost 50 years and counting
Cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973

Master Gardener volunteers harvesting from raised garden beds

Beans, eggplant and greens harvested from the Demonstration Garden to be donated to Tri-Cities Food Bank
Tomatoes, eggplant and cucumbers harvested from the Demonstration Garden to be donated to families in need

It all began at Washington State University

A grassroots, sociologic movement that started at Washington State University in 1973 and was emulated across the United States and into Canada and South Korea, the Master Gardener Program is WSU Extension’s flagship volunteer program.  Learn more about the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program.

Master Gardener volunteers clearing out garden beds
Master Gardener volunteer harvesting vegetables from the Demonstration Garden to be donated to Tri-Cities Food Bank

Garden beds at the Juvenile Justice Center

rows of new raised garden beds

We are your neighbors and members of your communities.

Our Programs and Priorities inform our efforts to shape healthy communities and a healthy planet. We are actively engaged in teaching research-based gardening and environmental stewardship practices.  Learn how you can be a part of the Master Gardener program in Benton & Franklin Counties.

Home and Garden Show display with colorful mums in Fresh Flowers cart
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Your donation can help keep these important programs running in our community.

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Master Gardener volunteers attending state conference

Contact Us

WSU Extension Benton Franklin County

7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102
Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone:  509-735-3551
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