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Program Contact: Tessa Halloran, Master Gardener/Small Farms Coordinator
(360) 427-9670 ext. 682 • Tessa.Halloran@wsu.edu

Want to Get Involved?

  • Become a Certified Master Gardener.
  • Attend our Through the Garden Gate educational workshops
  • Have a question? Come to our Plant Clinics, every Monday, March – October, 12PM-3PM at the WSU Extension Mason County office. Can’t make it? Visit our Plant Pests & Diseases page for resources and options for submitting a question online.
  • Have a Master Gardener speak at your organization’s educational event.
  • Rent a community garden bed at Catalyst Park – get everything you need to grow your own garden as well as guidance and workshops from Master Gardeners.
  • Come check out Catalyst! Master Gardeners will be there April – October on Tuesdays and Saturdays; contact our Program Coordinator for information on volunteering.

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opportunities, garden-related community events, and more!

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Why Become a Master Gardener?

Four Master Gardeners in front of completed raised bed project
Left to Right: Rena Lehmann-Bower, Kitty Lundeen-Ness, Karen Temen, and Carol Ann Acocks

 

Engage with your community

Connect with others who share your interests

Help protect and conserve our natural resources

Participate in continuing education and expand your skills

 

 

Master Gardener Training Information

Left to Right: Trudy Johnson, Marie Swanson, Valerie Norton, Sophia Ballowe, Susan Watkins, and Karla Powell

Next Training

Our next Master Gardener training will be fall of 2024, starting around the end of August or beginning of September and ending in December.
Cost: $225, plus a $15 background check fee. Some fee waivers and sliding scale available.
The course will include online readings and assignments, field trips, and plenty of hands-on activities to help you learn! Check back here in Spring 2024 for an updated flyer with more information!

Interested in becoming a Mason County Master Gardener?

Contact the Program Coordinator at tessa.halloran@wsu.edu or (360) 427-9670 ext. 682 to be added to a contact list. The 2024 application will be posted here in Spring 2024.

What are the requirements?
  • Submit an application and complete an interview.
  • Complete a background check.
  • Attend the in-person and online trainings.
  • Complete 40 hours of approved volunteer hours within the first year.
  • Maintain certification by completing at least 25 volunteer hours and 10 continuing education hours per year.

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