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Benton-Franklin Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Give a Little, Help a Lot. Hands giving plant and soil to another person's handsYour donation will make a difference in our community. Consider supporting our important Master Gardener programs. 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 the important programs your donation will support.  

As the WSU Master Gardener program:

Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer logoWe value personal and professional research and knowledge because it encourages us to stay current about horticulture and environmental stewardship to meet the unique educational needs of our communities.

We foster and benefit from an atmosphere of diversity and inclusivity because our differences inspire creative thinking and innovative solutions.

We act with integrity because trust, truthfulness, and respect create a healthy and positive culture.

We are committed to stewardship and sustainability serving as ethical and responsible agents of our natural resources, human resources, and University resources.

We collaborate because together we empower healthy and resilient communities.

We are a dynamic and responsive program where knowledge inspires change.

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

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 history of the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program.

Our amazing WSU Master Gardeners of Benton & Franklin Counties earned first place in the David Gibby Search for Excellence Award in Youth Programming for their work “Washington Working with Incarcerated Youth: Growing and Giving Back to the Community”


Master Gardener volunteers attending state conference

Ask A Master Gardener

We're here to help you get research-based answers for your gardening questions. Everything from insect, plant and weed identification, landscape and home garden issues, garden resources, and helping you discover how rewarding gardening can be!
Master Gardener volunteers harvesting from raised garden beds

Learn About Our Programs

There are various ways that the Master Gardeners improve our community. Food Garden, Demonstration Garden, Educational Outreach, Plant Clinic, Plant A Row Seed Program, and more!
Master Gardener volunteers teaching adults and youth how to plant seeds in raised garden bed

Participate In An Event

We have an active community outreach program and hold various free garden education events throughout the year.
Volunteers planting community garden beds.

Become A Master Gardener

If you have an interest in gardening and making a positive impact in our local community we welcome you to learn how you too can be a Master Gardener.

Contact Us

WSU Extension Benton Franklin County

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

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