Applications for the 2024 Master Gardener class are now closed. Continue reading for more information.
Have you always wanted to learn more about gardening, have more of a science-based knowledge of gardening, meet new people and make a difference in the community? Then the WSU Master Gardener Program might be right for you.
As community educators, Master Gardeners work in partnership with Washington State University (WSU) Extension to educate the public and enhance the quality of life in communities by promoting unbiased, research-based gardening practices. They donate over 44,000 volunteer hours giving gardening advice and educating the public at plant advice clinics, demonstration gardens and other outreach activities.
Master Gardeners come from all walks of life. They are more than just good gardeners – they are trusted stewards of the communities in which they live.
Before becoming a Master Gardener, trainees complete coursework in WSU Extension horticulture-related subjects, attend ten weeks of in-person and online classes, and volunteer 40 hours of service. At the end of the year, trainees who complete all of the requirements become certified Master Gardeners.
Congratulations 2023 intern class on becoming Certified Master Gardeners!
Congratulations to the incoming 2024 class of Extension Master Gardener Trainees! 2024 class and volunteer schedule below (note, volunteer hours are self-scheduled after March 23)