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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Master Gardener

If you have plant, tree, or garden questions, please contact the office.
(509) 397-6290
Hours: M-F 8:30 am- 4 pm

Email
Email photos and completed diagnosis forms to our Master Gardeners whitman.mg@wsu.edu
(Fillable diagnosis forms below)

  • Include your name, full address, and phone number
  • Include pictures, both overall and closeups

A Whitman County Master Gardener volunteer will contact you via email or phone if they need further information on your question.
Some questions are more complex than others and are better addressed in a  discussion and with a sample of the plant. We may recommend you call or arrange to come to the office.

In-Person
Fill out the appropriate diagnostic form and email or bring it with you, along with samples/pictures. Please, make sure you call to arrange a time to stop by.

Fillable diagnostic forms:
Plant Problem Diagnosis form

Lawn and Turf Problems form

Weed or Plant ID form

Insect ID form

Please follow the instructions below on preparing samples to bring to the Office:
Preparing Samples for Identification or Diagnosis

Almanacs

Flower Gardening Almanac

Vegetable Gardening Almanac

Soil and pest management almanac

Helpful Links

Adults in the Palouse Region interested in becoming a Master Gardener or taking Horticulture classes will have two opportunities starting in January 2022. This is offered through Asotin, Garfield, and Whitman Counties Extension in Washington and Nez Perce County Extension in Idaho.

2022 MG Training Info

The second opportunity is offered through Latah County Extension in Idaho.

To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, participants are expected to complete the classroom and module instruction (if applicable) and complete 40 hours of volunteer service in support of the program.  In addition, WSU Extension Master Gardeners will complete a background check and log their volunteer hours.

For more information about these Master Gardener opportunities contact:

Whitman County:

Mark Heitstuman, Interim County Extension Director

Email: heitstuman@wsu.edu

Phone: 509-397-6290

Asotin & Garfield Counties     

Mark Heitstuman, Extension Director

Email: heitstuman@wsu.edu

Phone: 509-243-2009

http://extension.wsu.edu/asotin

Latah County

Ember Powell, Office/Program Coordinator

Email: emberp@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-883-2267

www.uidaho.edu/extension/county/latah

 Nez Perce County

Kathee Tifft, Extension Director

Email: ktifft@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-799-3096

www.uidaho.edu/extension/county/nezperce

Asotin/Garfield/Nez Perce/Whitman County Documents 

Latah County Documents