The Master Gardener Foundation of King County offers continuing support for the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program in our county in its efforts to serve residents through plant clinics, demonstration gardens, outreach gardens, youth gardens and classroom outreach programs and workshops year round. Over 85% of the support for the Master Gardener program in King County comes from the Foundation.

Your contributions to the Master Gardener Foundation of King County support all Master Gardener activities in King County.

In 2020, the Foundation experienced a huge shortfall due to constraints on its fundraising events as a result of pandemic-related concerns. We could not hold our onsite plant sales, traditionally a primary source of our funds. Your ongoing donations will help us continue to support our home gardeners in new ways.

Many people are taking their enforced stay-at-home period to cultivate their gardens, leading to a resurgence in home gardening. For some it is a chance for leisure, but for others it is a chance to grow food in their own spaces, for their own tables. Master Gardeners continue to be available via their email clinic and now online with their video clinics and online educational events.

Remember: Contributions in any amount add up quickly, and each donation is greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.

Click the “Donate” button below to support the Master Gardener Foundation and their community work. You’ll be taken to the PayPal site, where you can securely complete the transaction. You are able to pay with your credit card instead of a PayPal account if you desire.

Or Send by check made payable to MGFKC to:
MGFKC (ATTN: Treasurer)
UW CUH, Box 354115, SEATTLE WA 98195-4115

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 2019, more than 600 Master Gardeners donated over 40,000 volunteer hours in King County, serving 50,000 adults and children and youth.

We did this through about 38 plant clinics, 14 demonstration gardens and the Ask-a-Master-Gardener email clinic, as well as education programs for advanced Master Gardener training, public outreach programs and dozens of classes and workshops.

  • The Master Gardener Foundation provides over 85% of the financial support for all these valuable Master Gardener activities in King County.

The Foundation fully funds all clinics, gardens, and supplements or fully funds educational classes and workshops and other program activities for King County residents. Washington State University Extension currently provides most of the salary and benefits of the King County Master Gardener Program Coordinator.  The Foundation funds office space and administrative costs and fully supports a part time program assistant in an effort to continue the WSU Extension Master Gardener program in our county. The 2008 loss of King County funding for this program makes your donations even more important.

  • 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 August 2020

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