Master Gardeners expanding their FREE help sessions for 2017


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The Master Gardeners have increased the frequency of their free plant question/answer clinics for the 2017 season, and wil now be at the Burien Library two days a week, as well as three Saturdays at the Des Moines Farmers Market:

  • THURSDAYS, 5–8 p.m.: Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
  • SATURDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
  • SATURDAY, June 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
  • SATURDAY, July 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
  • SATURDAY, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

This free service will run through September.

Bring your gardening, plant problem, pest management and plant identification questions!

“Get answers to general gardening questions, learn about proper plant selection, bring sample of diseased plant for diagnosis and treatment recommendations, and have an insect or plant identified,” reads an announcement. “Learn the least toxic ways to treat diseases and pests.”

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:

  • THURSDAYS, 5–8 p.m.: Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
  • SATURDAYS, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
  • SATURDAY, June 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
  • SATURDAY, July 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
  • SATURDAY, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

INFO:  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.

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