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Our Mission

The Island County Master Gardener Foundation exists to support the Master Gardener program of Island County.


The funds we raise make it possible for Master Gardeners to carry out their educational mission in the community.


  • Join us at upcoming events and classes

  • Explore the many resources for gardening in our area

  • Read about the community projects that Master Gardeners work on and support

  • Contribute to our fund-raising by donating directly to the Foundation, or attending our main events

Whidbey Gardening Workshop
Master Gardener Plant Sale
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Gardening Resources
Explore the Resources

Gardening resources and tips are everywhere these days. How do you decide what is relevant, useful, and effective for your garden?

Check our Resources pages for the latest links to science-based guides:

News and Events
Organic Home Garden

Read the latest "Make a Difference" column in the Whidbey Weekly. Island County Master Gardeners have partnered with the Whidbey Island Conservation District and other non-profit organizations to bring you the latest ideas on making a difference for our environment.

Click Read More for details on upcoming events.


Your donation to the Foundation supports the work of the Master Gardeners in your community

Become a Master Gardener!

We love our volunteer work as Master Gardeners in the Island County community! Join us and become a Master Gardener yourself. Applications are typically taken during November-December of a given year, and training classes begin the following March.


The Washington State University Extension program for Island County provides certified training. You don’t have to be an expert gardener to join. Visit the Extension website for details on how to become a certified Master Gardener.