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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Master Gardener Project Involvement

Program Contact: Gary Fredricks, County Director, Master Gardener Coordinator
(360) 577-3014 ext. 3 • garyf@wsu.edu

Projects in Cowlitz County

94 Master Gardeners turn in an average of 89 volunteer hours each year on projects, including:

  • Plant Clinics-answering over 800 clientele questions annually regarding gardening problems, plant identification, insect identification and other gardening related questions.
  • Fair Demonstration Garden offers practical ideas and alternatives to gardening, including gardening with butterfly attracting plants, raised beds, dwarf fruit trees, accessible gardening for the physically challenged, square foot gardening, perennial and cut flower gardens, edible plantings, and more.
  • The Compost Demonstration Site is next to the garden and features several different styles of worm composting and composting bin systems showing what works and what doesn’t.
  • Gardening with children throughout the community enrolled in school enrichment, after school and home school programs.
  • Gardening classes for community adult and youth.
  • Educational booths at local community events: Earth Day Celebration, Home and Garden Show.
  • Support regular Household Hazardous Waste Collection events.
  • Speakers for local community groups.
  • “Intergenerational Horticulture” program with local senior community resident
  • Free Tire Recycling Events