The Master Gardener Foundation of Whatcom County
The Master Gardener Foundation of Whatcom County supports the Washington State University (WSU) Extension Master Gardener Program of Whatcom County through financial support, communication, education and advocacy. By enhancing and supplementing the efforts of the Program through financial aid and the involvement of their members, who complete annual volunteer and educational requirements established by WSU, they play an important role in the community.
Master Gardener outreach programs include the demonstration gardens and Children’s Story Garden at Hovander Park, the Plant Clinic at the WSU Whatcom Extension Office, information tables at the Bellingham Farmers Market, the Northwest Washington Fair and other venues around the county, and horticulture education talks and workshops. Approximately one ton of produce is donated annually to the Ferndale Food Bank. Funds are raised to support these and other projects through the Master Gardener Foundation of Whatcom County annual Plant Sale at Hovander Park each May.