The Island County Master Gardener Foundation exists to support the Master Gardener program of Island County.
Making It Possible
Master Gardener volunteers provide a variety of outreach programs that deliver research-based information on sustainable gardening practices and environmental stewardship.
The funds raised by the Foundation give volunteers the resources they need and help to keep these programs free to the public.
Outreach programs throughout Island County address community needs in many ways.
- The Master Gardener Education Garden at Greenbank Farm demonstrates planting ideas and gardening practices that promote a healthy environment
- Summer classes at the Education Garden focus on timely topics in gardening
- Children’s Gardens are supported in several locations, including at Crescent Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor
- Plant Clinics are held on Camano Island and in north, central, and south areas of Whidbey Island
- Food is grown for donation at the Lord’s Garden in Oak Harbor and at the Coupeville Community Garden
- An informational booth is staffed at the Whidbey Island Fair
- An annual scholarship is awarded to horticulture students