Master Gardener Foundation
of King County
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports and promotes the WSU Extension Master Gardener program in King County. The Master Gardener Program was first started in King County, WA in 1972 to address the need of home gardeners for horticultural information. Today, Master Gardener programs are in all 50 states and many other countries. It is one of the most effective volunteer programs in the United States. In 2016, over 600 King County Master Gardener volunteered more than 42,000 hours towards the goals of the Master Gardener Program in the county and for the Foundation that supports it.
- Meet Our Board Members
- Presentation to Master Gardener trainees – The Roles of the Foundation and the Master Gardener Program in King County (Updated Feb 2017)
All Master Gardeners are welcome and encouraged to attend board meetings. In the summer months the meeting location may change to one of our gardens, otherwise, all meetings are held at the offices at CUH. Check the here for updates to location changes.
Interested in being a board member?
The King County Master Gardeners program remains one of the largest in the world. Board members are engaged, energetic volunteers committed to helping build a road to the future. Our members play a variety of roles and are community leaders, planners, stewards, fund raisers, philanthropists, designers, gardeners, or technology savvy warriors — all passionate about gardening. If you are honest, creative, take responsibility, can follow through, work well with people, tolerant of differing viewpoints, have skills or can open community doors — you have what it takes! Position descriptions can be viewed in the Member Area. Contact our President or any Board Member to get involved.
Why Master Gardeners are worth supporting?
Master Gardeners volunteers are trained para-professionals who work in the community as horticulture advisers and resources for home gardeners. We provide research-based information and education, tailored to fit local needs, using resources from the state land grant university and the United States Department of Agriculture. In King County the Washington Master Gardener program is administered by Washington State University through the King County Master Gardener Program Coordinator. Master Gardeners help urban/rural gardeners. children, seniors, and individuals with disabilities get more from their personal space. Gardening gives participants a sense of community spirit, accomplishment, and intellectual stimulation. Sound like fun? Learn how to be a Master Gardener.
The purpose of the Master Gardener Foundation of King County, a not-for-profit corporation, is to enhance and supplement the efforts of the Washington State University MASTER GARDENER program and its volunteers, and thereby to provide education and information on horticulture to the citizens of King County.