2019 Through the Garden Gate Workshops Scheduled!!!
Year ‘Round Landscaping – January 12, 9:00 – noon
- Design principles from a professional
- Winter-interest gardening
- Nikki Fields: Parks Planner – Washington State Parks/UW Landscape Design Degree; & Virginia Cromwell: UW Landscape Design Program Degree & Mason County Master Gardener
Perennials We Know and Love – January 26, 9:00 – noon
- Heaths and heathers, dahlias, roses, lavender, peonies
- Karla Lortz, Owner – Heath and Heathers; Mason County Master Gardeners: Christy Rowe, Beatrix Blackerby, Jack Smith, & Ginnie Nelson
Can Your Property Take the Heat – February 9, 9:00 – noon
- Fire-wise landscaping
- Plant choices for a warmer future
- DIY drip irrigation
- Sam Maupin; Kitsap County Master Gardener; Collin Orr; & Bonnie Day-Orr: Mason County Master Gardener
Septic and Lawn Landscaping – February 23, 9:00 – noon
- Septic system landscaping
- Love your lawn
- Lawn alternatives—retire your lawnmower
- Teri King: Sea Grant Washington & Mason County Master Gardener
You CAN Grow Vegetables! – March 9, 9:00 – noon
- Guide to vegetable gardening—start to finish
- Mason County Master Gardeners: Terry Conley, Shawna Oien, Nancy Dillon; and Mason County Conservation District
The Art of Pruning and Grafting – March 23, 9:00 – noon
- Pruning and grafting by experts
- Hands-on workshop—leave with your own apple tree (additional $10 fee and pre-registration required
- Francesca Ritson: South Sound Fruit Society; Lowell Cordis: Pruning Professional; and Pat Carpenter: Mason County Master Gardener
All workshops held at Public Works Building: 100 Public Works Drive, Shelton
MG Training Information: Interested in Becoming a Mason County Master Gardener?
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!
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Have a gardening question?
To help you with your gardening questions, the Master Gardeners staff a plant clinic in the office on Mondays from noon to 3 pm mid-January through mid-November. If Monday is a holiday, Master Gardeners will be in the clinic on Tuesday that week. You can email your plant questions to:: email@example.com, use the Contact Us section below 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!
Catalyst Food Bank Demonstration Garden donated 2,612 pounds of fresh produce to Saints’ Pantry Food Bank During the 2018 growing season!
I Want to be a Master Gardener
I am a Mason County Master Gardener
- Request for Master Gardener Volunteer Credit Form
- New Project Proposal Form
- Reimbursement Form & Procedures rev. 4/18
- Foundation Membership Recommendation Form
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