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 2022 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 next spring on May 13, 2023.
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.
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.
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: Barbara Moore
Treasurer: Paul Rowe
Camano Representative: Adena Ray
North Area Representative: Krista Hanson-Walker
Central Area Representative: Holly Grason
South Area Representative: Christine Dimm
State Foundation Representative: Paul McKenna
Education Garden Steering Committee Chair: Carolyn Mercer
Intern Representative: Meredith Cannon
Plant Sale Chair: Holly Grason
Social & Membership Chair: Melissa Evans
Whidbey Gardening Workshop Chair: Cathy Lofton-Day
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