WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Week

2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Week

Congratulations WSU Master Gardeners!

Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed September 22 – 28, 2019, as Washington State University Master Gardener Volunteer Week. The Governor commended WSU Master Gardeners for being the model of service emulated in all fifty states and numerous foreign countries. The program, founded by WSU, has been in place since 1973. He asked all citizens to join him in this special observance.

Read the Governor’s proclamation.

Vision, Mission and Values

The WSU Master Gardener program has recently reviewed and revised its Vision and Mission and developed values that are important to our program.

  • Our vision describes where we want to be in 10 years.
  • Our mission describes who we are, what we do and the value our work provides to the communities we serve.
  • Our values describe attributes, traits and behaviors that are important to the WSU Master Gardener program.

When considering long term projects, short term goals and daily tasks, use our vision, mission and values statements to guide your decision making. Ask yourself, how does this project help achieve our vision; how does the task I am working on right now align with our vision and mission; how do my behaviors and the things that are important to me align with our program’s values? Be certain that everything you do helps to achieve our vision, maintains our mission and aligns with our values to help lead our program into the next decade.

Read the WSU MG Vision Statement

MGFKC Newsletter

2019 September MGFKC eNewsletter

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection
Read all about what’s of interest in the September 2019 issue!

    • Changes to the Foundation Board
    • Growing Groceries Season Two by MGs Gary Scheider, Linda Shepherd & Penny Kriese
    • Program Update by Todd Murray, Director WSU ANR
    • Your Autumn To-Do List by MG Marty Byrne
    • Foodies in the Garden: Sorrel by MG Marty Byrne
    • Outstanding MGs – Call for Nominations for 2019
    • Miller Library: Garden Revolution
    • What’s Happening News & Updates


This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners. Look for it in your email. Miss a past issue? Find it here.

WSU Ext Pubs Site – An Update

WSU Extension has updated its Publications website, and the location for most of the publications we access as part of our work has changed. This change will impact links to WSU Factsheets and Extension Bulletins that have not been updated. Many links on our websites and listed in the clinic resources we share with the public may be affected. Be sure you are using the most updated versions of our handouts.

Here is what you need to know:

  1. The WSU Extension Publications website address for all WSU publications is now: . General gardening publications may now be found at .
  2. We are working to update the website addresses and hotlinks in our Puget Sound Tip Sheets. Tip Sheet #2, Gardening Publications, has been updated, and all those links are correct. The QR codes on all our Clinic Resource boxes are no longer valid. We recognize that this is a significant impact to our materials and will be frustrating for you and our clients, please be patient as we work through this transition.
  3. Users will be required to create an account in order to download and access any WSU Extension publications. It is possible to create a Guest account to access the many free downloads and pay for the few publications that are fee-based. We should make our clients aware of this change so they are prepared to create an account when they access the publications at
  4. NOTE: Hortsense and Pestsense links are not affected at this time, but links on the Gardening in Washington State site,, have been updated.

We will continue to update materials over the fall/winter time-period so that we have them in place prior to our 2020 clinic season.

We continue to update links throughout this website and the King County MG website, shortly. [Sept. 6, 2019]

Heads UP!

2019 September-October Heads Up! Diagnostics Lab Newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab


Read in the September-October 2019 issue:

  • Bugs of Summer
  • Ahh, Fall!
  • The Lazy Gardener
  • Digging in the Data
  • Spiders
  • Lawn Fertilizing
  • The Scoop on Poop
  • Cool Weather Vegetables
  • Lace bugs vs Lacewings
  • Fall Webworm
  • Weather Station
  • Nerd’s Corner
  • Twigga Mortis: powdery mildew

This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners during the active garden months from March to October. Look for the current issue in your email.

Miss a past issue? Find it here.

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