Funding the future

Supporting the WSU Master Gardener Program
in Chelan and Douglas counties

Master Gardener Foundation of Chelan-Douglas Counties

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The Master Gardener Foundation of Chelan-Douglas Counties financially supports the education programs and projects of the WSU Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Program.

Donations to this 501(c)3 charitable organization are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

WSU Extension Master Gardener Program

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The WSU Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Program engages university-trained volunteers to empower and sustain diverse communities with relevant, unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education.


Community Foundation of North Central Washington

It’s that giving time of the year….

The Master Gardener Foundation of Chelan-Douglas Counties (MGFCDC) is pleased to announce that we are participating in the Community Foundation’s GiveNCW campaign this year.  This annual event gives the community an opportunity to donate to one or many non-profit organizations from Thanksgiving to December 31.  The MGFCDC is one of 80+ organizations participating this year.

Learn more about giving to the MGFCD and Give NCW

Please pass the word to friends and family so the Master Gardener Foundation can meet our $1000+ goal!  Here is how it works:

  • Between Thanksgiving and December 31st go to
  • Scroll down the page to look for the Master Gardener Foundation logo and click or tap on the Donate button.
  • Enter the amount and Continue Giving until you are ready to check out.
  • 100% of your donation goes straight to the Master Gardener Foundation of Chelan-Douglas Counties to fund many of the Extension Master Gardener Program events and projects, like free plant clinics and gardening classes. [the Community Foundation even takes care of the credit card fees but donors can choose to pay the CC fees if they wish.]
  • You’ll receive a tax receipt from the Community Foundation and the Foundation will send your giving information on to MGFCDC (unless you choose to be anonymous).
  • Give on a Funday Monday and you’ll be entered to win $1,000 to use on GiveNCW any way you choose! The Community Foundation will draw 5 winners each week.
  • Give to All donations are distributed equally among all non-profits who have received at least $1000 in donations. This year the Community Foundation has
    received a $50,000 match.
Early WSU Extension plant clinic in 1973.

Let’s talk plants! Plant and insect diagnostic clinics

WSU Master Gardener Program volunteer diagnostic teams identify plant and pest problems and recommend solutions for lawns and gardens. Chapter foundations are key to financial support of these plant clinics.

The first test plant clinic was held at the Tacoma Mall in 1972, with overwhelming results. This led to the beginning of the WSU Extension Master Gardener Program in 1973, and today university-educated volunteers conduct plant clinics throughout Washington state, the US, and internationally.

“In the Garden” authors, past & present.

Each week, one of our WSU Extension Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardeners shares their insights on a variety of gardening topics in the pages of the Wenatchee World newspaper.

We thank the Wenatchee World and staff for their generous support.

Read articles here or on the Wenatchee World digital edition (subscription required).

50 years and counting

On June 10, 2023, we celebrated 50 years of the Extension Master Gardener Program with over 250 in attendance at our Garden Faire event.

Below you’ll find a very small sampling of the photos taken by our professional photographers, John and Poppy Kelly.

To view all the photos and download your free high-resolution photos, please visit the gallery at JP Portrait Studio.

Upcoming events

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Upcoming Events

Make a difference

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You can make a difference in the community by supporting the WSU Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Program.

Here are some ways to show your support: