About the Foundation

The Island County Master Gardener Foundation (ICMGF) has more than 90 members, all of whom are certified Master Gardeners or Master Gardener Interns. Our members volunteer all over Island County, working on projects to enhance natural beauty and sustainability of our environment.
The Foundation hosts two annual fund-raising events: The Whidbey Gardening Workshop and the Plant Sale
Whidbey Gardening Workshop

In early March of each year, the Whidbey Gardening Workshop provides classes for gardeners of all skill levels and interests. Other activities include Field Trips and an exciting Marketplace. Save the date for next year's workshop on March 6-7, 2021.

Plant Sale

The Master Gardener Plant Sale is held annually in the big barn at the Greenbank Farm. Plants are propagated and divided by Master Gardeners, who are available during the sale with advice.

We host meetings and classes on gardening topics throughout the year - all open to the public. And we support the Master Gardener Educational Gardens at Greenbank Farm.
Classes - Open to the Public

Member meetings include educational presentations by local experts on a wide variety of topics.

During the summer, classes are also held at the Educational Gardens at Greenbank Farm.

Educational Gardens at Greenbank

The Educational Gardens at Greenbank showcase a variety of plants in eight different garden areas. Come and visit, learn something, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the gardens.

Watch the Whidbey TV video for a virtual tour of the gardens, https://vimeo.com/352309775, August 2019

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors.
Foundation Board Members

President: Ilze Zigurs, icmgf.president@gmail.com

Vice President: Barb Mosher, icmgf.vicepresident@gmail.com

Secretary: Melissa Evans, icmgf.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Re McClung, icmgf.treasurer@gmail.com

North Area Representative: Raissa DeArmond and Krista Hanson-Walker,


Central Area Representative: Jim Peskuric, icmgf.centralrep@gmail.com

South Area Representative: Chris Dimm, icmgf.southrep@gmail.com

State Foundation Representative: Paul McKenna, icmgf.staterep@gmail.com


Chair, Whidbey Gardening Workshop:

        Carole Matthews, icmgf.wgw@gmail.com

Chair, Educational Gardens Steering Committee:

        Carolyn Mercer, icmgf.edgardens@gmail.com

Chair, Plant Sale: Liz Post, Co-Chair Amy Bullis, icmgf.plantsale@gmail.com

Social & Membership Chair: Melissa Evans, icmgf.socialchair@gmail.com

Intern Representative: Carol Ann Leonessa, icmgf.internrep@gmail.com

Funds raised by the Foundation have gone to:
  • Scholarships to horticulture students

  • Meerkerk Botany Adventures

  • Crescent Harbor Elementary and Olympic View Elementary School gardens

  • Coupeville Farm to School Project

  • Greenbank Veterans Garden

© 2020 ICMGF - Island County Master Gardener Foundation