Master Gardeners

WSU Master Gardener Program hopes to extend reach through Endowed Chair Fund

The Endowed Chair Fund will elevate the WSU Master Gardener Program and further increase its impact by supporting the appointment of a faculty member focused on engaging in impactful research projects, developing curricula, and teaching master gardener volunteers.  

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Master gardeners of the future: Evolving with the needs of the communities they serve

As the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program celebrates its 50th anniversary, volunteers are focusing on how they can support the program’s evolution over the next 50 years and beyond, all while helping sustain healthy and resilient communities.

A xeriscape garden with rockery, plants, and wood chips.

WSU Master Gardeners Help Financially, Physically Challenged Residents Grow Their Own Vegetables

LONGVIEW, Wash.—Rebecca Branderhorst went a little crazy in her vegetable garden last spring. The Longview, Wash., resident planted pole green beans, Oregon pea pods, lima beans, three kinds of lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, carrots, bunching onions, white Spanish onions, chives, celery, cilantro and beets. All of it in a 4-by-8-foot box. By midsummer, Branderhorst’s garden […]

WSU Organic Farm, Master Gardeners Offer Organic Gardening Intensive Course

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners and the WSU Organic Farm are joining forces to offer an intensive, multi-week course in organic gardening, covering everything from composting to garden planning as well as organic pest control and fertilization. “Organic Gardening Intensive” begins Feb. 20 and run through May 8. The program will […]