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Gardening

Program Contact: Beverly Sarles, Program Coordinator
(509) 447-6453 • beverly.sarles@wsu.edu

 

BE A MASTER GARDENER!

PEND OREILLE COUNTY MASTER GARDENER BASIC TRAINING

Garden Bench

Pend Oreille County Master Gardener Basic Training is available throughout the year. Basic Training consists of three parts: 1) completion of the statewide on-line WSU Master Gardener training modules (with thumb drives provided, so fast internet connection is not a requirement), 2) a series of trainings and classes that highlight gardening information specific to Pend Oreille County, and 3) 40 hours of volunteer internship working with Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners.

If the cost for the WSU on-line training modules and the monthly face-to-face training classes is a hardship, help from the Master Gardener Foundation, Pend Oreille County Chapter is available. The scholarship application may be downloaded at

MG Training Scholarship Application

A completed WSU volunteer application form is required from interested applicants. It can be picked up at the WSU Pend Oreille County Extension Office 227 Garden Avenue in Newport, or downloaded at

Master Gardener Application

You may either drop the completed form off at the address above or mail it to our office at P.O. Box 5045, Newport, WA 99156. Once your application is reviewed, you will be called to schedule a brief orientation that will explain the Master Gardener program to you in detail.

For more information about the program contact: Beverly Sarles at beverly.sarles@wsu.edu or  call at:  509-447-6453.

WSU Extension programs are offered without regard to race; sex; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental or sensory disability; marital status; sexual orientation; and/or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call 1-509-447-2401 at least 14 days before the program.


WSU Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners infographic


2022 Master Gardener Class Schedule

 

January 13, 6:30-8:00            Seed Starting

February 10, 6:30-8:00          Gardening 101

March 10, 6:30-8:00               Vegetable Gardens

April 14, 6:30-8:00                  Small Fruits

May 12, 6:30-8:00                   Season Extension

June 9, 6:30-8:00                     Firewise Gardening

July 14, 6:30-8:00                    Local Food Sources

August 11, 6:30-8:00              Drip Irrigation

September 8, 6:30-8:00         Root Cellaring

October 13, 6:30-8:00            Insects in the Garden

November 10, 6:30-8:00        Soils

 

This schedule is subject to change. Please check the Miner Newspaper, our Facebook page, or call the Extension Office at (509) 447-2401 for class times and on how to register for a class.


The Master Gardener Answer Clinic

 

Email your gardening questions to the Master Gardeners at pocmg@outlook.com or by calling (509) 447-2401.

Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners are available to help with sustainable garden and landscape advice, problem diagnosis and solutions, plant and insect identification, integrated pest management, soil/composting information, and more! Whether you need advice on what plants grow well locally, where to locate a greenhouse, how to improve your soil or help identifying that mystery insect, contact us! Your WSU Master Gardeners have years of Pend Oreille gardening experience and are waiting in the wings to help you count all your gardening and landscaping projects as successful.

If possible, please provide fresh samples of plants in plastic. For plant identification, bringing the sample in when it is in bloom is most helpful.

Insects should be in dropped off in containers with air holes to keep them alive.

If a sample is impossible, please provide photos to pocmg@outlook.com. Please include 3 types of photos: a close up of the problem (if it is not an ID request), a photo of the entire plant/insect, and a photo of where the plant/insect was found. For insects, please also include a measured length in your email.

 

The Extension Office is located at 227 S Garden Avenue, Newport, WA 99156. You may contact our office for more information by calling 509-447-2401 or send email to beverly.sarles@wsu.edu

WSU Extension programs are offered without regard to race; sex; religion; age; color; creed; national or ethnic origin; physical, mental or sensory disability; marital status; sexual orientation; and/or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call 1-509-447-2401 at least 14 days before the program.


Master Gardeners Awarded A’Key Grant from King County

The Pend Oreille County Master Gardeners were recently awarded a $1500.00 grant from the King County Master Gardener Foundation to help make improvements to the Extension garden and greenhouse. Read more below…


WSU Pesticide Safety Education Programs

Education for pesticide professionals with an emphasis on personal safety, environmental protection, and effective integrated pest management… Read more:  Pesticide Safety Ed

 

BE A MASTER GARDENER!

Currently accepting applications.

For more information call Beverly Sarles at (509) 447-6453.