Advanced Education Conference

About Our Foundation

The Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State was established in 2010 with a mission to support the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program in its efforts to provide public education in gardening and environmental stewardship generated from research at WSU and other university systems through education, communication, and advocacy.

Our current mission is: “We share best practices with local foundations, and support the State Advanced Education Conference.”

The Purpose of the Foundation is to offer statewide volunteer-based unifying leadership to, and communication among, county and regional WSU Master Gardener Programs, foundations and affiliates.

Our Endowment is Growing
and You Can Help

2021 is rolling along, but it is never too early or too late to make your tax deductible donation.  Watch our thermometer rise as our endowment grows.  Your support is always appreciated.

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The Endowment Supports

The Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State is pleased to announce that, thanks to your generous donations,  the MGFWS Endowment Fund is supporting the 2022 Advanced Education Conference as a Gold Sponsor.  As stated at the time of its creation, the Endowment will continue to provide financial support to our annual conference for many years to come.

Please join in supporting our Advanced MG Education Conferences by making a donation to the Fund.


Join us for our Advanced Education Conference,
September 29-October 1, 2022. 
Details here.

Master Gardener of the Year



C-J Nielsen
Island County

Long-time leader in the Island County Master Gardeners, C-J Nielsen was named Washington State Master Gardener of the Year. Here award was announced during the Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference on October 1, 2021.