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Becoming a Master Gardener

Program Contact: Patty Ratzlaff, Master Gardener Coordinator
(509) 962-7507 •

Become a Kittitas County Master Gardener

Master Gardener Training 2024-2025

Thank you for your interest in the WSU Extension Kittitas County Master Gardener Program!  Our program engages university trained volunteers to empower diverse communities with unbiased research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education.  Find out more on the WSU Master Gardener Website.

Have you always wanted to learn more about gardening, meet new people and make a difference in the community?  Then the WSU Master Gardener program may be just what you’re looking for.  We asked some certified volunteers what they like best about being a WSU Master Gardener volunteer.  Their answers were continual learning and friendships.  WSU Extension Master Gardeners have fun, learn new things, and meet new friends all while giving back to their communities.

The first step in becoming a WSU Extension Master Gardener is to apply for and take Basic Training, which is a horticulture series offered as a combination of online and in-class training sessions.

Students who complete the course and the internship serve the community as home-garden horticulture advisors and earn the title WSU Extension Kittitas County Master Gardener.

Apply to the Master Gardener Program

Details are being finalized for 2024-25 Training. If you wish to have the details and application sent to you when available, please send your contact information to

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation, need to contact WSU Kittitas County Extension at (509) 962-7507 by application deadline.