Building the Foundation for Collaborative Growth
As a non-profit organization, the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County is dedicated to perpetuating the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program of Clark County and supporting the Heritage Farm located on 78th Street in Vancouver Washington. We support the Master Gardener Program and the Heritage Farm as valuable resources for research based horticultural practices that preserve and enhance our environment. We do this through fundraising, advocacy, and by awarding grants in Clark County to community groups for horticultural education projects and programs.
We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the WSU Extension Master Gardener program and horticulture education in Clark County. Our Foundation uses its funds to support the Master Gardener program and grants to other horticulture education projects throughout Clark County. The Master Gardener program supports answer clinic volunteers that help people answer gardening questions; sponsors workshops and many educational events. We wish to recognize the dedication and achievements of our many talented volunteers and welcome you join us in the effort by joining our foundation!
The State Foundation
The focus of the State Foundation is threefold:
1. First, to provide financial and logistical support to our annual Advanced Education Conference so that we can continually advance the horticultural education of Master Gardeners in Washington, and help our dedicated volunteers succeed in every county.
2. To nurture state-wide leadership, communication, and collaboration amongst our dozens of local chapters, representing 39 counties, and to promote best practices in both fundraising and foundation management across Washington State and on a national level.
3. To work in concert with WSU Extension to magnify the benefits of Master Gardener programs in all counties and regions of Washington state and across the U.S.
WSU Extension administers the state-wide Master Gardener program, training volunteers in research-based best practices, and providing educational resources that Master Gardeners use for public outreach and environmental advocacy throughout Washington state. The Master Gardener program promotes community engagement through its plant clinics, demonstration gardens, educational workshops, and youth programs that require continual funding and broad-based public support. Master Gardener foundations in other local chapters of Washington also provide financial support through donations and fundraising campaigns to ensure Master Gardener programs in every county will continue to thrive.