A Case Study: Washington State University Pierce County Extension Master Gardener Program: Volunteer Educators in Home Gardening and Environmental Stewardship
Experienced and novice home gardeners alike often find themselves overwhelmed by gardening questions. What should I plant? Where should I plant it? What is wrong with my plant? Many gardeners around the country bring these questions to their local Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, who are trained and available to answer home gardening questions. The Washington State University (WSU) Extension Master Gardener Program prepares volunteers to be effective community educators and leaders in home gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners (MG) bring information generated from research at WSU and other university systems into the community though many educational outlets, including plant clinics, demonstration gardens, presentations and community garden outreach.