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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Master Gardeners

Program Contact: Monica Bartlow, Office Manager
(509) 843-3701 • lisbeth.randall@wsu.edu

Garfield County Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Volunteers serve as human links between WSU research-based horticulture information and the general public, providing residents with knowledge about sound horticultural practices including water conservation and water quality protection, sustainable landscaping, integrated pest management and control of invasive species. Adoption of these practices by home gardeners can impact the economy and ecological value of home and public landscapes. We work closely with the Asotin County Master Gardeners.

Our programs provide education and information to the public and include the following:

Plant Clinics

Plant clinics are available through our E-clinic until further notice. Please download and fill out the appropriate form on the right side bar and submit to lisbeth.randall@wsu.edu. Include photos that accurately depict the issue at hand and as much detailed information as possible. We are not able to accept any samples at this time. 

During the summer we offer plant clinics from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Extension Office, 757 Main Street, next to the courthouse. We are also occasionally available at other events in the community. Bring your samples in any time to help us diagnose the issue. For more information, please contact Monica at lisbeth.randall@wsu.edu.Please follow the instructions below on preparing samples to bring to the Diagnosis Clinic:
Preparing Samples for Identification or Diagnosis

Yard and Garden Series Workshops

During the Spring and Fall the Master Gardeners hold workshops educating the public about various horticultural issues. Watch the horticulture calendar of events and local media for dates.
***See Below For More Information

Community Presentations, Fact Sheets and Articles

The Asotin and Garfield County Master Gardeners are available to give presentations on various topics. They also write articles and fact sheets. The Master Gardener office within the Garfield County Extension office, offers a wide variety of publication, articles and fact sheets available. Master Gardener Community Presentation Brochure.

Garfield County Fair

The Garfield County Fair will be held September 17-19, 2021. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions while you tour the various exhibits and enjoy the fair.

Working with Youth

On Friday March, 12th the Master Gardeners were back in the classroom, for the first time in over a year. They are working with the 3rd graders in helping them to grow their own garden.

Plant Clinics are available through our E-Clinic

Please download and fill out the appropriate form below and submit to lisbeth.randall@wsu.edu. Include photos that accurately depict the issue at hand and as much detailed information as possible.

Fillable diagnostic forms:
Plant Problem Diagnosis form

Lawn and Turf Problems form

Weed or Plant ID form

Master Gardener Intake Form

Weed Identification Form

Insect Identification Form

 

 

 

Membership
WSU Master Gardener volunteers from Asotin and Garfield Counties form the members of the Foundation. Membership is not required for participation in the Master Gardener Program and there are no fees.  Board members vote on foundation actions, serve on committees and assist with fundraising activities.

Governance
The Foundation is governed by a 5-person Board of Directors elected from and by the Foundation membership.

Current Board Members
The current board members were elected during the Nov 2020 meeting and will serve a 2-year term

  • President: Ruth Monahan
  • Vice President: Becky Vivian
  • Treasurer: Aileen Ruchert
  • Secretary: Anna Duman
  • Member at Large: Debbie Brotnov

 

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