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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

COVID-19 Update/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 this spring as usual, and the WSU office is closed to the public until further notice.

However, Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions and will provide periodic newsletters with resources, tips and updates.

To ask a question or sign-up for our newsletter, contact us at:, 360 378-4414, or submit this form. Please note it may take a few days get back to you. 

You can also find tips, resources and updates on our Facebook page

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.

Need help or advice?

Master Gardeners are available throughout the year on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands to answer your gardening questions. Whether you have questions about your soil, have a problem with your fruit trees, or are thinking about starting a garden, volunteers will be happy to provide you with the research-based information you need. You can submit your question here.

Advice for your plant problems…

Do you have a plant problem and would like to find the answer? WSU Master Gardeners are here to help diagnose your plant problem and/or identify your weed, insect or plant. Volunteers will provide you with research-based information on how to control the problem.

Please print and fill out this Plant Problem Form or Plant/Insect ID Form and email the forms to At this time we are not accepting samples. Please check this page for updates.

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

Google docs Plant Problem Form 

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

Google docs 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