Washington State University Extension

Pierce County

Master Gardeners

Gardening questions have you bugged?

Ask a Master Gardener! Call our Gardening Hotline at: (253) 798-7170 or email 

WSU Pierce County Master Gardeners serve their communities by addressing conservation needs that fit the missions of Pierce County Government and WSU. Critical issues Master Gardeners currently work toward improving in Pierce County are water quality & conservation, waste reduction, biodiversity and food security.

Click here to see our 2015 PCMG Report

Master Gardener Events & Classes

Free Garden Talks

2016 Classes Puyallup & Gig Harbor– no registration required

Children’s Garden Events

2016 Children’s Garden Program

From the Ground & Up Workshop

2016 Workshop Information- registration required

2016 Workshop Schedule   2016 Workshop Descriptions and Bios

2016 Pierce County Master Gardener Plant Sale Fundraiser

April 23rd & 24th at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center
For directions click here for more information click here.

2016 Garden Shed Rummage Sale

May 22nd, click here for more information

Fall Family Garden Fest

2016 dates and information will be posted here

MGFP Sharon Ballard Community Garden Grant

2016 grant applicationguidelines

WSU Gardening Resources

WSU Gardening in Washington Website (WSU Resource for home gardening publications)

HortSense (WSU’s resource for home gardeners on managing garden pests)

Pestsense (WSU’s resource for managing indoor pests)

WSU Gardening Publications

Pierce County Master Gardener Bulletins (Puyallup Fair Hand-Outs)

Other Gardening Resources, Education and Classes

Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington Homeowners 

Pierce County Compost Classes (Free food and yard waste Compost Classes)

Pierce County Sustainable Living Workshop Series

Edible Gardens Workshop Series (Free Gardening Classes)

Harvest Pierce County (Program of the Pierce Conservation District providing community garden resources)

EnviroHouse Classes (City of Tacoma free home and garden workshops)

Contact Pierce County Master Gardeners

For plant questions visit the Master Gardener Clinic in Pierce County Community Connections 
3602 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98418 (accessed from the back of the building from D St.)
Monday- Friday, February- October 9:00-3:00 & November- January 10:00-2:00
Call our Gardening Hotline (253) 798-7170 or email
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For program information contact Kerri Buckingham the Master Gardener Program Coordinator at or (253) 798-6943.
 Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Kerri Wilson, PCMG Program Coordinator, at or (253) 798-6943 at least two weeks prior to the event.
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