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Skagit Master Gardeners accepting applications; Whatcom not offering training in 2018

Nov 5th, 2017 | Category: Growing

The WSU Skagit County Extension Master Gardener Program is accepting applications for their 2018 Master Gardener Annual Training. The application deadline has been extended this month. Master Gardener volunteer educators will receive WSU computer-based course work along with 12 weeks of classes for hands-on activities in home horticulture, integrated pest management, and plant problem diagnosis from WSU specialists and other experts.

The Master Gardener on-line coursework with weekly assignments is done on the student’s own schedule, with in-person classes one-day-a-week beginning January 9. The cost of the Master Gardener training is $400. A refund of $100 will be given to those Master Gardener interns completing their 60 hours of volunteer work in their first year. Every following year, 25 volunteer hours are required to remain in the Master Gardener program. Master Gardener volunteers provide the Skagit County community with unbiased, research-based information relating to home horticulture through approved Master Gardener projects.

To request an application, call (360) 428-4270, ext. 0; go on-line at


WSU Whatcom is not offering Master Gardener training in 2018

The WSU Whatcom County Master Gardener program will not be offering the annual basic training in 2018. Instead, program leaders will use the time to strengthen and expand services, and plan ways to provide more support. The Whatcom program has over 125 current Master Gardeners volunteers, and will continue outreach efforts, such as the Diagnostic Plant Clinic and Demo Gardens. If you have questions, or want to be added to the list for the 2019 training, contact Beth Chisholm at (360) 778-5811 or


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