Welcome to the 2019 WSU San Juan County Master Gardener Interns

Posted April 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm by

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the 28 com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers who com­plet­ed 60 hours of class­room and online train­ing on veg­etable and fruit gar­den­ing, use of native plants, forestry, orna­men­tals and land­scape gar­den­ing, com­post­ing, plant prob­lem diag­no­sis, pest con­trol and inte­grat­ed pest man­age­ment, soils and more to become WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­er Interns. As Interns, vol­un­teers con­tribute 50 hours of ser­vice to the com­mu­ni­ty, in many gar­den­ing and hor­ti­cul­ture-relat­ed activities.

After a year of intern­ship, they become cer­ti­fied WSU Mas­ter Gardeners.

Wel­come to our fol­low­ing new interns:

  • Orcas Island: Emmett Woods, Karen Meng, Lene Symes, Michael Boero, Robert Love, Valerie Woodruff
  • San Juan Island: Beth Lar­son, Cam­mille Lay­ton, Car­ol Kib­ble, Cathy Lar­son, Cristin Fel­so, Deb­bie War­ren, Diana Warn­er, Dianne Moeller, Elaine Frazel, Hillary Eggers, John Lued­ers, Karen Breedlove, Kat Rose, Lin­da Dun­away, Lind­sey Hol­loway, Liz Smith, Nan­cy Camp­isano, Nan­cy Det­ter­beck, San­dra Wil­son, Shan­non Kel­ley, Steven Lar­son, and Tere­sa Smith

These interns join the 65+ cur­rent San Juan Coun­ty WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­ers, who serve their com­mu­ni­ties through hor­ti­cul­tur­al edu­ca­tion and out­reach. Mas­ter Gar­den­ers are involved in the following:

  • The week­ly Farm­ers Mar­kets on San Juan and Orcas, and at infor­ma­tion booths at Drift­wood Nurs­ery on Orcas and Sun­set Builders on Lopez. Ask gar­den­ing ques­tions and receive answers and resource materials.
  • The Fri­day Har­bor Demon­stra­tion Gar­den where food is grown for the Food Bank.
  • Pilot­ing the new “Grow Your Own” pro­gram, which helps fam­i­lies grow their own food.
  • Work­ing at the Fri­day Har­bor and Orcas school gar­dens, teach­ing chil­dren about native plants, mason bees and pol­li­na­tors, and bring­ing sci­ence to life through hands-on gar­den­ing activities.
  • Estab­lish­ing and main­tain­ing a her­itage apple demon­stra­tion orchard on Lopez.
  • Par­tic­i­pat­ing in Diag­nos­tic Clin­ics twice a month, once on Orcas and once on San Juan. Plant con­cerns with rec­om­men­da­tions and insect IDs are pro­vid­ed. Drop your sam­ples off at the WSU Exten­sion office: 221 Weber Way, Suite LL, Fri­day Har­bor or with a Mas­ter Gar­den­er at the farm­ers mar­ket at Drift­wood nurs­ery (Orcas) or Sun­set Builders (Lopez).
  • The annu­al Mas­ter Gar­den­ers Spring Plant Sale. Choose from hun­dreds of unique vari­eties of veg­etable starts and land­scape peren­ni­als. Sat­ur­day, May 11, 2019 at the Mullis Cen­ter, 9am-11am.
  • The San Juan Coun­ty Fair.
  • The Annu­al Gar­den­ing Work­shop, Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 19th at the Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School.
  • And next spring, the Native Plant Work­shop and the Native Plant Sale.

Plant diag­nos­tic prob­lems or plant and insect ID forms: http://extension.wsu.edu/sanjuan/master-gardeners/

Like us on Face­book: Mas­ter Gar­den­ers of San Juan Coun­ty https://www.facebook.com/MGSJCounty/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

The WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­er Pro­gram is a nation­al­ly rec­og­nized pro­gram that trains vol­un­teers to serve their com­mu­ni­ties through hor­ti­cul­tur­al edu­ca­tion and out­reach. Once vol­un­teers receive train­ing, they pro­vide research-based, edu­ca­tion­al infor­ma­tion to the pub­lic on veg­etable and fruit gar­den­ing, native plants, orna­men­tals and land­scape main­te­nance, com­post­ing, plant prob­lem diag­no­sis, pest con­trol, and many oth­er con­cerns. For more infor­ma­tion about San Juan Coun­ty WSU Mas­ter Gar­den­ers vis­it the webite or call 360–378-4414.

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