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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.

WSU Master Gardeners

Program Contact: Bridget Gregg, Master Gardener Program
(360) 379.5610 x 210 •
WSU Jefferson County Extension provides a multitude of resources for home gardeners. Unlike much of the gardening information available to the public, this information is research-based and focused on environmentally-friendly gardening practices.

article-1339563-0C85C12F000005DC-950_468x332Mission: The purpose of the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is to train volunteers to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners provide information generated from research at WSU and other university systems.

Who are Master Gardeners?
Master Gardeners are volunteer community educators that are specialists in cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973. These volunteers are avid gardeners who undergo our intensive training program to become experts about gardening in Jefferson County. They are able to help gardeners find current and safe solutions to local gardening problems, and make their communities more environmentally and economically viable as they teach people to protect natural resources and support community food systems.  Master Gardeners also have access to the experts and research resources at Washington State University.

Master Gardeners are a diverse group of people with a wide variety of knowledge, skills and interests. Our membership is currently over 70 individuals.

Does this sound like a volunteer activity you’d be interested in? Contact Bridget Gregg at


Bridget Gregg HeadshotMaster Gardener Coordinator Bridget Gregg
Bridget Gregg is native to western Washington. She has an undergraduate degree in Forest Management and a graduate degree in Fisheries Science from the University of Washington. Over the years she has been involved in variety of environmental research projects ranging from effects of glyphosate on oyster larvae to the potential for weevils to control milfoil. She is excited to be a part of WSU as the Master Gardener Program Coordinator.

Program Contact: Bridget Gregg, Master Gardener Program
(360) 379.5610 x 210 •

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Master Gardener Training Plant Clinic Growing Groceries Seed Library

  • Master Gardener Training:  Each year, WSU Jefferson County trains new Master Gardeners to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. We are continuing our rich tradition, welcoming new members every year.  The WSU Extension Master Gardener Program is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.
  • Growing Groceries classes: Offered in the spring and fall, participants will learn what vegetables grow on the Olympic Peninsula, winter garden planning, food preservation, soil management, best cultivation practices, and more.
  • Plant Clinics:  Visit a Master Gardener Plant Clinic for answers to gardening questions and diagnosis of plant problems. Bring your plant and insect specimens!
  • Yard and Garden Lecture Series: This series takes place six Saturday mornings in January and February, 10am-12pm, at the Port Townsend Community Center.
  • Seed Library: Come to the WSU Jefferson County Extension Office at 121 Oak Bay Road, Port Hadlock, to check-out local seed offerings.  Opens February 1st, 2019.  Library will be staffed with volunteers M-Th, 9:00 – 2:00.
  • Rain Gardens:
  • Youth gardening education: This program offers gardeners a chance to share an interactive program on botany to students in our community.
  • Foundation meetings and horticulture lectures: These educational lectures are open to the public and take place the second Thursday of each month September – May, following the monthly Foundation meetings.
  • Educational speakers: Jefferson County MGs may be available to speak at local garden and other clubs
  • Educational booths: Master Gardeners can be found at educational booths at the Jefferson County Fair and other events around the county.

Nov 11

Garry Oaks ~ Laura Renninger

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm