Research-based gardening information for today’s challenges
Extension Master Gardeners are volunteer community educators cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973 – and into the future.
Extension Master Gardeners are university trained, volunteer community educators cultivating plants, people, and communities since 1973 – and into the future.
Our changing climate requires that Extension Master Gardeners stay abreast of cutting-edge, research-based gardening practices so we can give unbiased, valuable advice in our communities. The Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State sponsors the advanced education conference. The Yakima County Extension Master Gardeners offer classes on a variety of topics. Most classes are free, and often involve hands-on activities in our gardens.
Local Classes (open to the public)
Seed Saving Classes
Saturday, February 10th
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Two classes (Basic and Advanced) all about how to save seeds from you favorite vegetable plants. (The same techniques will work for other garden plants, too!)
2024 Garden Symposium
Saturday, October 26th
“Adapting to Our Changing Climate”
Building a better world, one yard at a time!
Set aside Saturday, October 26th, for a full day of exciting information to help you transition your yard and gardens as our conditions change.
Full details and registration information coming soon!
Summer Classes in the Garden
FREE classes most Saturday mornings during the growing season
From April to October, most Saturday mornings bring you a gardening class in one of our four demonstration gardens.
Details and schedules coming soon.
The Advanced Education Conference (open to the public)
The Advanced Education Conference is a multi-day event with keynote speakers, classes, and local garden tours. The classes provide required continuing education for Extension Master Gardener volunteers and address important sociologic and environmental issues by teaching research-based horticulture aligning with our Program Priorities.
The Advanced Education Conference is fee based but is also supported by progressive companies who care about our environment across the state of Washington. Learn about current sponsors.