Become a Master Gardener Volunteer
Anyone with a sincere dedication and love for gardening should consider becoming a master gardener volunteer. The mission of the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is to train volunteers to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. This program allows volunteers to share knowledge gained through a variety of activities that are meant to fit the needs of our communities in the Grant-Adams Area served by WSU Extension. We train a crop of new Master Gardeners in odd-numbered years. The Master Gardener Basic Training brochure has program details. Please complete the WSU MG Program Application if you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener.
Master Gardener Presentations are Available by Request
Is your organization looking for a gardening program? Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share their enthusiasm for gardening with the public through a variety of educational presentations. View a list of topics and contact information for Master Gardener Presentations Available by Request.
Master Gardeners feature several educational Demonstration Gardens in the Grant-Adams Area. Demonstration Gardens are created and maintained by WSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers to teach plant selection and maintenance and sustainable garden practices. Educational brochures, signs and labels and fact sheets are made available to the public. Demonstration Gardens Locations and Information.
Home Orchard Management
- Backyard Apple & Pear Home Orchard Pest Management Chart
- Backyard Soft Fruit Trees Pest Management Chart
- Before You Spray Read This
- Codling Moth and Your Backyard Fruit Tree
- Protecting Backyard Apple Trees from Apple Maggot
- Spray Schedules for Home Garden Fruit Trees
- Why Growing Fruit Trees in the Backyard May Not Be For Everyone
Columbia Basin Eco-Gardening Symposium Presentations
The presentations explain research-based principles and practices that conserve natural resources. They provide suggestions for sustainable and pleasing landscapes for homes and gardens in the Columbia Basin.
- Getting to know your soil: Easy tools to keep at hand.
- Landscape Irrigation Water Management Challenges and Techniques
- Becoming Waterwise: Good Lawn but Less Lawn
- Drought Tolerant Plants for the Columbia Basin
- Trees and Shrubs for Low-Water Use Gardens in the Columbia Basin
A consumer guide to lawn and garden products. This consumer guide ranks 600 pesticides, fertilizers and soil amendments, helping you find products least hazardous to people, pets and the planet. In addition, tips from regional experts offer simple ways to reduce pest problems without toxins and safely grow a productive, healthy garden. Authored by Metro regional government in Portland, Oregon and The Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County, Washington. Grow Smart, Grow Safe searchable interactive directory.
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