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
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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 5, 2022.

Plant Sale
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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
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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
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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: Jim Peskuric

Vice President: Barb Mosher

Secretary: Barbara Moore

Treasurer: Re McClung

Camano Representative: Cathy Lofton-Day

North Area Representative: Krista Hanson-Walker

Central Area Representative: Jim Peskuric

South Area Representative: Christine Dimm

State Foundation Representative: Paul McKenna

Educational Gardens Steering Committee Chair: Carolyn Mercer

Intern Representative: Meredith Cannon

Past President: Ilze Zigurs

Plant Sale Chairs: Holly Grason & Cathy Lofton-Day

Social & Membership Chair: Melissa Evans

Whidbey Gardening Workshop Chair: Carole Matthews

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