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WSU Master Gardener Training

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

Are you a gardener in San Juan County? Do you enjoy learning and sharing your knowledge with others? Have you just moved to the islands and want to get involved in the community and learn about gardening in our unique ecosystem? The WSU Extension San Juan County Master Gardener Volunteer program may be just what you are looking for!

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. Master Gardener volunteers work in partnership with the WSU Extension to teach research-based gardening and environmental stewardship practices to county residents, while at the same time learning, working, and having fun with other like-minded volunteers. 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.

Should I become a WSU Master Gardener?

Being a Master Gardener volunteer is a great way to gain horticultural knowledge, meet other gardeners, share gardening experiences, connect with the community, and belong to a well-respected educational organization.

Before applying, please read: Becoming a WSU Master Gardener

How do I apply to become a WSU Master Gardener?

Our next San Juan County training will be offered in early 2026. If you’d like to be contacted when the application opens, please email: