Funding Master Gardener Programs

Master Gardener Foundation of Pierce County

Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Washington State University Extension and located in your community in order to provide home gardeners the information they need about best gardening practices.

Our Foundation supports the Master Gardener Program through fundraising so that our programs can have a greater impact in your community.

Don and two previous Master Gardener of the Year recipients.

🌱 Grow, Split, Share: Plant Sale Prep🌱

🪴 Master Gardeners: Are your house plants thriving and multiplying faster than you can believe? Put that green goodness to use! Help grow our House Plant stock, now, for next spring’s plant sale. We’re on a mission to propagate and split house plants that’ll take center stage at our Annual Plant Sale this April. 🪴

Questions on the process of dividing nursery quality plants. Check here.

Getting the itch for more? Remember, first ‘Potting Party’ is October 3rd. Register.

The Advanced Education Conference is coming to Tacoma!

September 27-30, Tacoma Marriott

This fall, the Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference is coming to the Tacoma Marriott. This premier educational event is open to the public and is the featured conference for veteran Master Gardeners to stay on top of what is new in horticulture.

Learn more

Don and two previous Master Gardener of the Year recipients.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Group of Master Gardeners.

Make a Difference

Your Contributions Help Our Programs

  • Local Food Banks.  Each year, we donate the produce we grow in our demonstration and community gardens to local Food Banks.  Last year, we donated over 1,000 pounds from just our demonstration gardens!
  • Community Gardens throughout Pierce County.  Through our Sharon Ballard Community Garden Grant Program, we help fund capital expenditures to improve the productivity of community gardens.  Since its inception, our grant program has delivered over $20,000 to community gardens in need.
  • Youth Gardening Education.  We run free gardening education classes for the next generation of gardeners.  Classes are held at our two demonstration gardens in Puyallup and Gig Harbor.  
  • Home Gardeners.  We help home gardeners keep up with new developments in sustainable and organic gardening practices and answer your thorny gardening questions, free of charge.  Through our Answer Clinics at farmers’ markets and stores, we answered over over 5,000 of your gardening questions last year.
Don and two previous Master Gardener of the Year recipients.

Photo by:
Judy Predmore

Photo Contest Winners

Thanks to all who participated in our “Home Page Hero” photo contest. We received over two dozen photos in the contest. We have placed as many of the winners’ photos throughout the site as we could find slots. So, page through. Your work may be here!

Key Contributors: Vivian deZwager (Passionflower), Kim Loebe (hammock view), Judy Predmore (Coneflower), Teresa Casson (pollinator), Dana Courtright (tulip field) and our fearless leader, Katie Daniels.