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Providing non-biased, science-based gardening information

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The Master Gardener program in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties is a Washington State University Extension program that trains volunteers so that they can help gardeners learn more about the art and science of growing and caring for plants. The program also enables these trained volunteers to extend sustainable gardening information to their communities through educational outreach programs.

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Cultivating Plants, People, and Communities since 1973

Master Gardeners helping youths with leaf rubbing at Fall Leaf Festival


Highly recognized, diverse, and fully supported, WSU Master Gardener volunteers are the go-to resource for communities seeking research-based, innovative solutions for their ever-changing horticulture and environmental stewardship needs.

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Engaging university-trained volunteers to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education.


We value personal and professional research and discovery because it encourages us to stay current about horticulture and environmental stewardship to meet the unique educational needs of our communities.

Washington State University Master Gardener Volunteers:
  • Provide non-biased, science-based gardening information to the public.
  • Diagnose plant problems and provide sustainable solutions to home gardeners.
  • Design and present educational programs on a wide variety of home gardening topics such as Integrated Pest Management (IPM), yard waste management and composting, water quality protection, and gardening with children, youth, and adults.
  • Provide a window to research and education at Washington State University.
WSU Master Gardener Volunteers in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties:
  • May belong to the Master Gardener Foundation of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties, a non-profit organization staffed 100% by volunteers.
  • Are trained by WSU Extension faculty and industry professionals.
  • Receive 60 hours of instruction once a month, over a 10-month period.
  • “Payback” the training time by volunteering at least an equivalent number of hours during the first year.
  • Are part of the state-wide WSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program in all Washington counties
How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties:

Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties offer the Master Gardener Volunteer training in the “even” years. The next training will be offered in 2026.

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.