Burien Master Gardeners are Back for the Spring and Summer Season


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Burien Master Gardeners are back with FREE advice for the Spring and Summer seasons, appearing at the Burien Library on Wednesdays as well as Furney’s Nursery on Saturdays.

Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals who work in the community as horticulture advisers and resources for home gardeners. Originally focused on diagnosing plant problems, the program now also offers proactive educational programs that address critical issues such as water quality protection and safer pest management practices. Master Gardeners work with all citizens, including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

Here are the details:

WHAT: MASTER GARDENERS are volunteers, trained by WSU, to provide research-based information on home gardening and pest control.

Why should you visit a Master Gardener Plant Clinic?

  • Get answers to general gardening questions.
  • Learn about proper plant selection.
  • Bring a sample of a diseased plant for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
  • Have an insect or plant identified.
  • If advanced identification or diagnosis is needed, clinic members will send your sample to the King County Master Gardener Diagnostic Center.
  • Learn least toxic ways to treat diseases and pests.
  • This service is free for home gardeners!

WHERE: Saturdays at Furney’s Nursery, 21215 International Blvd. S., Des Moines OR Wednesdays at Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street.

WHEN:

  • SATURDAYS AT FURNEY’S NURSERY from April 6 – Sept. 28: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAYS AT BURIEN LIBRARY from May 1 – Aug. 28: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

ABOUT MASTER GARDENERS:
The WSU Extension Master Gardener program began in 1972 in King County, Washington. The program now exists in all 50 states and many other countries. The King County Master Gardener program is one of the largest in the world.

Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals who work in the community as horticulture advisors and resources for home gardeners. Originally focused on diagnosing plant problems, the program now also offers proactive educational programs that address critical issues such as water quality protection and safer pest management practices. Master Gardeners work with all citizens, including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

WSU King County Extension Master Gardener Program * 206-205-3122 * 206-296-0952, fax; email: elaine.anderson@kingcounty.gov web: king.wsu.edu/gardening

200 Mill Avenue S, Suite 100
Renton WA 98057

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination.

Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

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