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. Go to whidbeygardening.org to read about the the most recent Workshop.
The Master Gardener Plant Sale is held annually in the big barn at the Greenbank Farm and on Camano Island. Plants are propagated and divided by Master Gardeners, who are available during the sale with advice. Join us each year on the Saturday before Mother's Day.
We host meetings and classes on gardening topics throughout the year - all open to the public. And we support the Master Gardener Education Garden 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 Education Garden at Greenbank Farm. Watch for dates and topics on the Events page.
Education Garden at Greenbank
The Education Garden at Greenbank showcases a variety of plants in eight different garden areas. Come and visit, learn something, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the gardens. Located at 765 Wonn Rd, Greenbank, WA.
Watch the Whidbey TV video for a virtual tour of the garden, https://vimeo.com/352309775, August 2019
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors.
Foundation Board Members
President: Jim Peskuric
Vice President: Ilze Zigurs
Secretary: Kim Baxter
Treasurer: Paul Rowe
Camano Representative: Carol Anne Ebert
North Area Representative: Sally Howard
Central Area Representative: Holly Grason
South Area Representative: Christine Dimm
State Foundation Representative: Carol Anne Ebert
Education Garden Steering Committee Chair: Carolyn Mercer
Intern Representative: TBD
Plant Sale Chair: Raissa DeArmond
Social & Membership Chair: Melissa Evans
Whidbey Gardening Workshop Co-Chairs:
Cathy Lofton-Day and Carolyn Lancet
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