is a great tranquilizer. Remember, sometimes the most relaxing music
can be found in your own backyard with the stereo turned off."
-- Brian Luke Seaward
WSU Extension Services, including
the Master Gardener Clinic, has moved.
If you want to come and visit us with your questions, samples or
to pick up gardening bulletins or other Extension publications,
you will have to look for us in our new building. We are now across
the street from the Yakima County Courthouse in the old Health Department
Building at 104 North 1st Street. There are Master Gardeners available
in the clinic to answer your questions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays throughout the growing season. Phone number
Download Master Gardener Foundation
Download Master Gardener 2009
Free Gardening Classes!!
||Master Gardener's Demonstration Garden - located
at the Ahtanum Youth Park, 1000 Ahtanum Rd in Union Gap, (back
by the big red barn)
||3rd Saturday of every month starting in April
||All classes are taught by members of the Yakima
County Master Gardener's Program
||See schedule below for details on individual classes.
||All classes are approximately 1 hour -- starting
at 10:00AM and going to 11:00AM
For more info call the Master Gardener Clinic at 574-1600
Check Out the "Events" page
Fruit & Nut Pest Management Chart for Central Washington
& Pear Home Orchard Pest Management Chart for Central Washington
Maggot in Yakima County (PDF
Fruit Trees in the Back Yard May Not Be For Everyone (PDF format)
Acrobat Reader now
Who We Are
are a group of volunteers who have completed an intensive basic
training course covering botany, horticulture, entomology, soil
management, plant pathology, and pest management. Our purpose is
to provide educational opportunities for home gardeners in our county.
Here in Yakima County, our primary function is
to staff the plant clinic. The plant clinic is our headquarters
for answering your gardening questions. You can contact us by calling
the Yakima County Extension Office and asking to speak to a master
gardener, or you can drop by and visit us in person.
Our plant clinic is open spring through fall in
the General Administration, Suite 204. During the busy months of
May through September, the clinic is open Monday, Wednesday and
Friday. Call us during other months to check our schedule.
If you drop by for a visit, we encourage you to
bring a physical sample of your problem when possible. Please review
our tips for collecting a good sample
before you visit.
Becoming a Master Gardener
you love gardening and are looking for a way to contribute to your
community, the Master Gardener Program may be for you. Each master
gardener must complete the required training and give back at least
50 hours to the gardening community of Yakima County in return for
the training. The training classes are held one afternoon a week
from late January to early May. Master Gardeners give back most
of their volunteer hours by working in the plant clinic, demonstration
garden and/or the greenhouse. However, there are lots of other fun
and rewarding opportunities to volunteer as a Master Gardener.
Suite 204, Yakima County Admin Building
Hours: April - September, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 - 12:00
& 1:00 - 4:00
Questions? Email webmaster
27 , 2009