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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.

Becoming a Volunteer

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

The next training to become a WSU San Juan County Master Gardener will take place in early 2021 at the San Juan Island Grange.  Volunteer trainees will receive over 60 hours of training – both in class and online. After the training, you provide at least 50 hours of educational outreach in the community over a one-year period with the Master Gardener program to become a certified Master Gardener. Class topics include soils, plant disease and management, water quality, composting, and weed identification, and are taught by local and regional experts.

Take a look at the WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Position Description to see if becoming a Master Gardener would be a good fit for you, and read the Become a WSU San Juan County Master Gardener information sheet.

Applications for the 2021 WSU Master Gardener Program will be available in August 2020.

Questions?  Contact Caitlin Blethen, Master Gardener Program Coordinator at (360) 370-7663