Powering projects and providing education

Our funding powers our projects and educational opportunities

We engage in fund development opportunities designed to enhance the Island County Master Gardener programs and complement the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program and extend our reach in communities throughout Washington.

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The State Foundation

The primary efforts of the State Foundation are concentrated on furthering the horticultural education of our volunteers and members of the public; to provide leadership for and communication of state-wide best practices for the funding of our programs; and working with WSU to enhance the Extension Master Gardener Program. 

The Advanced Education Conference (AEC)

The AEC is a multi-day annual event that takes place in the fall. It is open to the public and serves as advanced education for certified Master Gardener volunteers. Click here for more information on the upcoming Advanced Education Conference.

Partnering with WSU

Since its creation of the Master Gardener Program, WSU Extension has been the leader in innovating programs to meet the needs of our communities and our volunteers.  Our Foundations partnered with WSU to expand upon and accelerate this program development.

Now, WSU is innovating again with the nation’s first Endowed Faculty Chair. We are helping to raise funds to ensure that WSU Extension Master Gardeners has a permanent member of the faculty dedicated to furthering the mission of our program.

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Island County

Look for Master Gardeners throughout our community! You will see us in many places, providing advice, classes, and demonstrations.

  • Plant Clinics are held in the spring and summer in north, central, and south locations in Island County and on Camano Island
  • Children’s Gardens are supported in several locations, including at Crescent Harbor Elementary School
  • An informational booth is staffed at the Whidbey Island Fair in July
  • Food is grown for donation at the Lord’s Garden in Oak Harbor


Your donation to the Island County Master Gardener Foundation (ICMGF) supports important projects of the Master Gardeners in your community. Funds go to maintain and enhance the Education Garden at Greenbank, to provide materials for plant clinics, to provide classes on gardening topics, to help school gardens, and much more. Help us by donating today!​

The Island County Master Gardener Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, and your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Thank you!

To donate by mail, make out your check to “ICMGF” and send to:

P.O. Box 124
Coupeville, WA 98239-0124

Don and two previous Master Gardener of the Year recipients.
Don and two previous Master Gardener of the Year recipients.

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