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Cultivating Plants, People and Communities Since 1973

    

2014 Spring Gardening Workshop

This year's workshop was a great success!  Our thanks to all of our fantastic speakers, sponsors and donors and a special thanks to all of the Master Gardeners who worked so hard to bring this event to San Juan County gardeners.

 

Erin Benzakein, owner of Floret Flower Farm in Mount Vernon, WA,was our keynote speaker. She spoke about her adventures with sustainable flower gardening in the Pacific Northwest. You can view her beautiful website at floretflowers.com.

We had 15 Gardening Workshops designed to help you garden sustainably:

· Pollination Ecology
· Gardening to Attract and Support Alternate Pollinators
· Using IPM in the Fight Against Tent Caterpillars
· The Menace of Exotic Insects
· Drawing & Painting Wildflowers Throughout the West
· Small Rain Garden Design for the Home Garden
· A Cottage Garden Through the Seasons
· Tomato Ripening Secrets
· Bitters, Shrubs & Switchels
· Restoring San Juan Wildflowers
· Preserving Your Bounty
· Backyard Bounty/Kitchen Gardens
· Sustainable Management of Noxious Weeds
· So Much to Do, So Little Time – Keeping Up With Your Garden
· Sustainable Hardscaping

Make a note on your calendar to attend the next Spring Gardening Workshop in 2016!

 

What is the Master Gardener Program?

The WSU Master Gardener Program is a nationally recognized program that trains volunteers to serve their communities through horticultural education and outreach. Everyone with an interest in gardening and volunteering is welcome and encouraged to apply for the program. Once volunteers receive training, they provide educational information to the public in home and subsistence horticulture including vegetable and fruit gardening, lawn and landscape maintenance, composting, native plants, plant problem diagnosis, pest control and many other areas.

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Need Help or Advice?

Master Gardeners are available throughout the year on San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, Shaw and Crane islands to answer your gardening questions. Whether you have questions about your soil, have a problem with your fruit trees, or are thinking about starting a garden, volunteers will be happy to provide you with the research-based information you need. Master Gardener Volunteers are available to speak to garden clubs, horticulture classes and workshops. They conduct diagnostic labs and tours. During the summer, WSU Master Gardeners can be found at plant clinic locations around the county.

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Advice for your plant problems...

Do you have a plant problem and would like to find the answer? WSU Master Gardeners are here to help diagnose your plant problem and/or identify your weed, insect or plant. Volunteers will provide you with research-based information on how to control the problem.

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Please print and fill out this Sample Intake Form and send in with an adequate plant or insect sample.

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FAQ Page - Your Gardening Questions Answered!

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San Juan County Composting Resource List

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Become a Volunteer

Interested in becoming a WSU Master Gardener volunteer? Download and fill out the program application form or contact Kris Bayas at kbayas@wsu.edu (360.378.4414) for more information.

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Volunteer Support Page (for current volunteers)

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WSU Extension of San Juan County,
221 Weber Way Suite LL, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. 

Contact Kris Bayas, Volunteer Program Coordinator
Voice: (360) 378-4414, Fax: (360) 378-2187

Office Hours: 8am to 3:30pm M -Th 
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