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Washington State University Extension

Master Gardeners

Program Contact: Harmony Rutter, Master Gardener Program Assistant
(360) 565-2678 • harmony.rutter@wsu.edu

Mission:

Engaging university-trained volunteers to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education.

Values: 

WSU Extension Master Gardeners value personal and professional research and discovery 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.

Who are Clallam County Master Gardeners?

Clallam County Master Gardeners are volunteers who enjoy plants, gardening and doing community outreach and education about sustainable gardening.  Volunteers have taken the WSU Master Gardener Training, and have access to the experts and the latest research based resources from Washington State University and other sources that provide the best information for the North Olympic Peninsula.

Clallam County Master Gardeners are a diverse group of people with a wide variety of knowledge, skills and interests. Our membership is currently over 130 individuals.

What is the MG Foundation of Clallam County?

The MG Foundation of Clallam County (MGFCC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. MGFCC raises funds to support the Clallam County Master Gardener Programs and educational outreach by conducting a plant sale and garden tour every year. MGFCC also owns and maintains the Woodcock Demonstration garden, located at 2711 Woodcock Rd. in Sequim, WA, to provide a venue for garden education, and to showcase plants and garden techniques appropriate for local gardeners.

The Master Gardener Program Priorities:

 

Wildfire Preparedness: Teaches landscaping practices to reduce the risk of loss due to wildfire

Water Conservation: Promotes water-wise gardening and landscaping practices to conserve water

Nearby Nature: Seeks to increase access to plants, green spaces, and public landscapes to benefit the health and well-being of all members of our communities

Pollinators: Teaches ways to help native bees and other pollinators thrive in home and community landscapes

Clean Water: Promotes integrated pest management to minimize polluted runoff

Local Food: Promotes sustainable techniques for growing local food to improve individual and community health and wellness

Soil Health: Encourages building healthy soils to prevent depletion and ensure the long-term viability of local food security and natural resources

Plant Biodiversity: Promotes stewardship of diverse ecosystems through invasive species management, native species conservation and restoration in landscapes

Climate Change: Teaches ways to create resilient landscapes that are adapted to our changing climate

Looking for more info?

Visit WSU’s Statewide Master Gardener Website:

http://mastergardeners.wsu.edu

Clallam County Master Gardeners: Report Hours Here