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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.

WSU Master Gardeners

Program Contact: Caitlin Blethen, Master Gardener Program Coordinator
(360) 370-7663 •
Master Gardeners

Contact WSU Master Gardeners with Gardening Questions:

Due to COVID-19 and related Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, WSU Master Gardeners will not be working the community as usual, and the WSU office is closed to the public until further notice.

However, Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions via phone and email.

For help with a plant problem or plant/insect identification:

1. fill out and attach either the plant problem form or plant/insect ID form with at least one photo;

2. email form and photos to:

3. if you have a general gardening question, you may leave a message at (360) 370-7663. Please note it may take a few days get back to you. 

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View our past newsletters here

2020 Gardening Workshop Series

Join us for eight online presentations this October. For the complete schedule, details and to register, visit the San Juan County Master Gardener Foundation website

Robin Haglund: Growing a Year-Round Hummingbird Habitat Garden

Cut Flowers from the Garden – Amy Sanderson, Horticulturalist

Bee best! How home gardeners can help conserve the diversity of the intrepid native bees of Western Washington – Chris Looney Entomologist

Using Plant “Logic” to Vegetatively Propagate Your Landscape & Garden – Deborah Mitchell, Whidbey Island Master Gardener

Fruit Trees 101: What to Know When You Grow – Monica Maggio, Portland Oregon Horticulturalist, Garden Educator and Master Gardener

Fruit Tree Pruning -– Monica Maggio, Portland Oregon Horticulturalist, Garden Educator and Master Gardener

Greenhouse Gardening for Home Gardeners – Carol Miles, WSU Professor

Raised Bed Gardening – Craig Cogger, WSU Professor (Ret.) and Soil Scientist

Calendar of Events

Please click here to visit our Calendar of Events page. Please note, all our in-person programs are currently cancelled.

What is the Master Gardener Program?

The WSU Master Gardener Program is a nationally recognized program that trains volunteers to serve their communities through horticultural education and outreach. Once volunteers receive training, they provide educational information to the public in home and subsistence horticulture including vegetable and fruit gardening, lawn and landscape maintenance, composting, native plants, plant problem diagnosis, pest control and many other concerns.

FAQ Page – Your Gardening Questions Answered!
Volunteer Resources (for current volunteers)

Have a question?

Problem with a particular plant? fill out the Plant Problem Form


Need help identifying a plant or an insect? fill out the Plant/Insect ID Form


Email forms to, please attach photos. We are not accepting samples at this time.
General gardening question? submit it HERE

For information on the Master Gardener Foundation, visit our website at