WSU Master Gardener Volunteers are available to address your home gardening questions. As our county has undergone many budget/personnel changes in the past couple years, this has impacted how our Master Gardener Volunteers communicate with the public. You may contact a WSU Master Gardener Volunteer with your home gardening questions through the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages sent to this address will be answered by the Master Gardener volunteers in a timely manner. For face-to-face contact, or if you have a plant or insect sample that you would like to have identified, please see the Master Gardener volunteers at one of the following locations:
Ephrata Farmers Market: Grant County Courthouse, 35 C St. NW
First and Third Saturday; June – September; 8:00 a.m. – noon.
Moses Lake Farmers Market: McCosh Park (Dogwood Street Side)
Saturday; May – October; 8:00 a.m. – noon.
Othello Ace Hardware: 420 E. Main Street
Fourth Saturday; May – August; 9:00 a.m. – noon.
For help with diagnosis and identification, plant and insect samples can be dropped off at the Extension Office Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you are bringing a sample to a plant clinic for identification or diagnosis, please download: How to Prepare Samples for Identification.
Contact a Master Gardener Volunteer by emailing: email@example.com.
Master Gardeners promote environmentally sound gardening by:
- Identifying plant or pest problems for the public
- Providing education on the control of plant or pest problems
- Teaching, demonstrating, and providing information on:
- Common Sense Gardening/Integrated Pest Management
- Landscape Water Conservation
- Pesticide Reduction
- Water Quality
- Kitchen and Yard Waste Composting
- Answering Questions on Home Horticulture
If you like gardening and would like to know how you can become a WSU Grant/Adams Area Master Gardener Volunteer, please read the Become a Master Gardener Volunteer information below.
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.
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. Please download the Master Gardener Basic Training brochure for more information.
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
Grounded Quarterly Newsletter
Current Edition: March 2018
Past Editions: Archive
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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