Volunteer Community Educators –
Cultivating Plants, People, and
Communities since 1973
Engaging university-trained volunteers to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education.
Our Program Priorities
Create resilient landscapes that are adapted to our changing climate
Promote Integrated Pest Management practices to minimize polluted runoff
Teach water-wise gardening and landscaping practices
Build healthy soils to ensure long-term viability of local food security and natural resources
Teach ways to help native bees and other pollinators thrive in home and community landscapes
Advocate for sustainable techniques for growing local food to improve individual and community health and wellness
Steward local ecosystems through invasive species management, native species conservation, and restoration in landscapes
Increase access to plants, green spaces, and public landscapes to benefit the health and well-being of all
Promote fire-resistant landscaping principles to reduce the risk of loss due to wildfire
For more information about the Program Priorities, visit the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program statewide website.