Why contribute to the Master Gardener Foundation?
- Safe and sustainable gardening and water use practices are vital to preserving our environment. Never have “green” gardening practices been more in the forefront. The Master Gardener Program seeks to provide this kind of education and information to the citizens of King County.
- Master Gardeners provide free, cost-effective information to the public on environmentally safe gardening practices and water conservation. The information is research-based and encourages limited use of pesticides and fertilizers.
In 2016, more than 590 Master Gardeners donated over 35,000 volunteer hours in King County, serving 40,000 adults and more than 5200 children and youth.
We did this through about 35 plant clinics, 6 demonstration gardens, 3 outreach gardens, 4 youth outreach gardens, a speakers’ bureau and the Ask-a-Master-Gardener email clinic, as well as a classroom outreach program and dozens of classes and workshops.
- The Master Gardener Foundation provides roughly two-thirds of the financial support for all these valuable activities in King County.
The Foundation fully funds all clinics, gardens, educational classes and workshops and other program activities for King County residents.Washington State University currently provides the salary and benefits of the King County Master Gardener Program Coordinator. The Foundation funds office space and supplies, as well as a part time program assistant.
- Your contribution is tax deductible!
The Master Gardener Foundation of King County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the IRS, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and support the Master Gardener Programs and activities in King County.
The WSU King County Master Gardener Program is a highly successful example of collaboration and partnership between a university, a Foundation, and volunteers who serve as citizen scientists. Please consider a donation to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County and help keep our county green!
Updated Jan. 11, 2017