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Become a WSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

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Are You Ready for the 2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Training?

No matter what your current level of gardening, you CAN become a Master Gardener Volunteer. Take this quick quiz to see if becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer is a good fit for you.

  1. Do you enjoy plants, pollinators, or wildlife of all kinds?
  2. Are you curious about why some plants don’t thrive or what specific agents cause harm to plants?
  3. Do you enjoy learning new things, especially about gardening and nature?
  4. Do you enjoy helping others and sharing information with them?
  5. Do you enjoy working and socializing with supportive people who help each other to work with the public? (Teaching people about growing their own food and becoming better gardeners is what we do!)
Master Gardeners at clinic.

If you answered “Yes” to two or more of above questions …
… you could and should become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

Master Gardeners at clinic.

As a Master Gardener Volunteer, you will have many opportunities to work and socialize with supportive volunteers as you serve people in our communities. You can help …

At several of our demonstration gardens and garden beds we grow food and vegetable seedlings to donate to local foodbanks. We teach people about growing their own food and help others with plant problems, so they learn ways to be successful in their gardens and yards. We also enjoy researching and pursuing special interests in gardening.

We are taking applications now through December 2nd. Please see the links below. Questions? contact one program coordinators: Brenda Priestley or Elena Righettini.

How do you become a WSU Master Gardener Volunteer?
Want to learn more about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program?
Application to become a WSU Master Gardener Volunteer.

This is a fillable PDF that can be opened with Acrobat Reader, Chrome, or Firefox (it does not fill as expected with Microsoft Edge).

If completed, signed, and dated on your device, save a copy and email as an attachment to Toni Gwin at:

If you prefer, the application can be printed, completed in ink, and mailed to:

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    Some Highlights from Previous Classes

    Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Toni Gwin, WSU Extension, P.O. Box 88, South Bend, WA 98586, 360 875-9331; at least two weeks prior to the event.

    WSU Extension programs and employment are available without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.