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Coronavirus COVID-19

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.

Master Gardener

Program Contact: Kendall Carman Small Farms Natural Resources Coordinator
(360) 427-9670 ext. 682 •
Engaging university-trained volunteers to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education.

Have a gardening question?

Now is a great time to garden! Gardening can provide a boost to your mental health in this uncertain time. To help you with your gardening questions, the Master Gardeners are ready and willing to research and answer your questions. During the COVID-19 situation we will not be staffing our normal Monday office plant clinic. You can email your plant questions to:, use the Clinic Question section or call and leave a message at 360-427-9670 Ext. 687.  We would love to help you!

We also staff a plant clinic table at the Shelton Farmer’s Market on Saturdays from May through September.  Stop on by!

MG Training Information: Interested in Becoming a Mason County Master Gardener?

With Covid-19 Restrictions it is uncertain when we will begin our next Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer please submit an application and as the class is scheduled you will be contacted.

WSU Master Gardener volunteers provide educational programs, free advice and answers to questions on home gardening and landscape maintenance, pest management, and composting to Mason County residents.  Volunteers help at plant clinics, classes, our Catalyst Food Bank and Community Demonstration Garden, garden tours, and our annual plant sale.  To become a certified Master Gardener, participants complete the online and face-to-face training programs and fulfill 60 hours of approved volunteer hours within a year of completing the coursework.  After certification, ongoing volunteer hours are required to maintain status as a Master Gardener.  Being a Master Gardener is an opportunity to improve your own knowledge and support the community!   Click here to learn more…


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