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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Barb Mosher, email@example.com
Secretary: Melissa Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Re McClung, email@example.com
North Area Representative: Raissa DeArmond and Krista Hanson-Walker,
Central Area Representative: Jim Peskuric, firstname.lastname@example.org
South Area Representative: Chris Dimm, email@example.com
State Foundation Representative: Paul McKenna, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Whidbey Gardening Workshop:
Carole Matthews, email@example.com
Chair, Educational Gardens Steering Committee:
Carolyn Mercer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Plant Sale: Liz Post, Co-Chair Amy Bullis, email@example.com
Social & Membership Chair: Melissa Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern Representative: Carol Ann Leonessa, email@example.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