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Speaker Request

Would you like to schedule a Master Gardener to speak to your gardening club, community event, or other event? WSU Master Gardeners do presentations on a variety of gardening topics as part of their mission to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education.

To request a Pierce County WSU Master Gardener for your event please email the following information to at least 6 weeks before your event date. Please include the following information in your email:

  • Event date(s)
  • The time you want the presenter to arrive (either virtual or in-person) plus the actual presentation start time
  • Event contact name, telephone number and e-mail address
  • Event site and street address, city and zip code if requesting an in-person speaker
    • Note: The event location MUST be in Pierce County. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Number of anticipated guest/attendees

The topic you would like to have presented. See options below. If one of these options does not fit, let us know and we’ll see if we can find a speaker to meet your needs.

Presentations typically range from 30 minutes to one hour. There is no charge, however donations to the Master Gardener Foundation of Pierce County ( are appreciated.

Once a request is received, we will do our best to provide a speaker, however, our WSU Master Gardeners are volunteers, and we cannot guarantee a Master Gardener will be available for your specific event date/time.

Presentation Topics:

  • Accessible Gardening
  • Bulbs
  • Composting
  • Container Gardening
  • Growing Your Own Food/Groceries
  • Landscaping
  • More Trees Please
  • Organic Pest Control
  • Plant Biodiversity
  • Pollinators
  • Pruning
  • Rain Gardens
  • Right Plant, Right Place
  • Rose Care
  • Seed Saving
  • Soil Health
  • Strawbale Gardening
  • The Resilient Yard: Climate Change and Your Garden
  • The Resilient Yard: Native Plants
  • The Resilient Yard: Vegetable Gardening
  • Waterwise Gardening
    ….and more!

Presentation lecture about gardening.

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact two weeks prior to the event.