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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.

MG Community Education


2021 Home Horticulture Training

Registration ends Jan. 8.

Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter by registering (web) for online Home Horticulture Training now being offered by WSU – Snohomish County Extension.

Training focuses on a wide range of horticulture topics taught online by WSU faculty and other experts on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon starting Jan. 9 and continuing weekly through Apr. 24.

Training also includes access to WSU Extension’s online Master Gardener Training Modules and the extensive Master Gardener Manual.

Those wishing to earn a Home Horticulture Certificate of Completion will need to participate in weekly online quizzes, a final, and attend most classes. Homework is planned to average 3-5 hours a week. All training is open book and no memorization is required.

Tuition for this extensive training program is $300 and requires a computer with internet access, an e-mail account, and a Zoom account. For more information and to register, please visit the WSU Master Gardener website.

Although this training uses some of the same materials used for Master Gardener Training, this training cannot be used toward becoming a WSU Master Gardener Volunteer in Snohomish County.

Those whose goal is to become a WSU Extension Certified Master Gardener Volunteer in Snohomish County should wait and apply for Master Gardener Training (web), which will be offered when we can return to in-person training.

Master Gardener Online Classes

Periodically, we offer live online classes designed for Snohomish County home gardeners on various topics. And while we welcome home gardeners from elsewhere, please understand the information provided is based upon our local climate and conditions here in Western Washington state. So if you live elsewhere, you should direct questions and concerns about your own garden to your local Master Gardener program. Current Offerings:

Growing Groceries Education Series
Sustainable Gardening Winter Lecture Series

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MGs on Call

Request a Master Gardener Speaker, a Community Garden Mentor, or a Master Gardener Plant Problem Clinic, all currently available by teleconferencing. For more information and to make a request, just use this handy form (pdf).