Become a Master Gardener


Looking for a fun way to get involved?
Love problem solving?
Interested in gardening?
Apply now to become a WSU Master Gardener!

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees will receive over 60 hours of training, both in the classroom and on-line. The training is taught by local and regional experts and includes topics on vegetable gardening, soils, seed saving, plant disease diagnostics, plant identification and more!

Trainees will become a part of a cohort of passionate, dedicated community members who will provide educational outreach and help problem-solve gardening questions. In exchange for the training, trainees provide at least 50 hours of educational outreach in their communities over a one-year period. The 2017 training will be held on nine Tuesdays, January 31 – March 28. The approximate cost of the training is $200.

Many volunteers stay involved in the program for many years, sharing their love of gardening and learning with their community and fellow volunteers.

Trainings are offered biannually so don’t miss this opportunity. Expert and novice gardeners are encouraged to apply. Applications are due November 1st.

To learn more about becoming a WSU Master Gardener, click here.

The WSU Master Gardener Program is a nationally recognized program that trains volunteers to serve their communities through horticultural education and outreach. Everyone with an interest in gardening and volunteering is welcome and encouraged to apply for the program. 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 areas.

For more information, contact Caitie Blethen, Volunteer Program Coordinator at or call the WSU San Juan County Extension office 360 378 4414

Posted on October 14, 2016 at 5:51 am by

Categories: Education, Nature

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