If you’re interested in becoming a master gardener with the WSU program, now’s the time to check in with your local county extenson.
Former WSU Master Gardeners Marianne Ophardt said the purpose of the program is to be community oriented.
“Teaching people how to garden, answering their questions on plant problems or insect pest problems. We also have a growing food gardening program where we help groups get community gardens and food gardens growing.”
In Chelan and Douglas County, the training costs $175 and the deadline to apply is October 6th, though class size is limited.
Ophardt said there are many requests to help plan gardens, hold classes for kids in school, but those are just some of the positive benefits.
“We have a lot of people who return to the program for another year, five years, 10 years and even 20 and 25 years because they like they interconnectedness they have with each other and gardeners in the community.”
To find out more information, or to apply to the program, visit MasterGardener.WSU.edu.
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