The Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in sustainable research-based gardening practices and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.
Program volunteers expand their gardening knowledge and serve communities throughout Clallam County. We hope you will consider joining this premier WSU program.
Master Gardener Training Course
Clallam County Master Gardeners offers a training course in alternate years. The next training will be offered in the winter of 2023. If you have questions please contact the program coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org. In the interim please check out our event calendar to see what lectures and workshops we are offering in the community. Please also visit our garden demonstration sites: The Woodcock Demonstration Garden, located at 2711 Woodcock Rd. in Sequim (open year round during daylight hours), or Master Gardener vegetable gardening and blueberry demonstration plots at the 5th St. Community Garden in at 328 E. 5th St. in Port Angeles.
After completing the training course, Master Gardener Interns are asked to contribute 100 hours of volunteer service over a period of two years while working alongside veteran Master Gardener mentors. Volunteer activities include researching and answering questions submitted to our plant diagnostic clinics, working at our demonstration gardens, assisting with or presenting public education events/projects, and other activities related to sustainable gardening. After completing 100 hours of volunteer service, interns receive the title, Master Gardener, and may continue to volunteer as long as they like.
How to apply:
For WSU Master Gardener training in 2023:
Please email email@example.com with questions, and to be added to the wait list. Applications will be available in August or September of 2022.
Scholarships are available!
The Master Gardener Program is open to all who desire to become a volunteer community educator in sustainable gardening, regardless of ability to pay for training. Find the scholarship application here.
What Do Master Gardeners Do?
- Serve the community and enjoy the camaraderie of great people who love gardening, learning, and serving.
- Assist the public diagnosing their plant problems, and learning sustainable garden practices in plant clinics.
- Participate in the design, development, and maintenance of the Woodcock Demonstration Garden in Sequim and the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles. Donate vegetables from demonstration plots to local food banks and soup kitchens.
- Develop and present fun and stimulating plant and gardening related educational programs for school children across Clallam County.
- Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations for the general public about a wide variety of horticulture topics.
- Teach, facilitate, or assist new Master Gardener trainings.
- Participate in continuing education to further develop personal gardening knowledge and skills.
- Conduct plant sales to provide plants to the public at bargain prices (Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County (MGFCC) fundraiser to support MG educational outreach).
- Put on the annual Home Garden Tour of beautiful and unique area gardens (MGFCC fundraiser to support MG educational outreach).
- Staff Master Gardener information booths at the Clallam County Fair, the Sequim Garden Gala, and other events.