Funding the future

Supporting the WSU Master Gardener Program
in Chelan and Douglas counties

Master Gardener Foundation of Chelan-Douglas Counties

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

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

WSU Extension Master Gardener Program

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.

Samples of different tomatoes.

Our 13th annual Tomato Gala was held on Saturday, August 19. Many varieties were sampled by a crowd of 150 tomato enthusiasts. There were 125 ballots turned in and the overall winner was Paul Robeson, followed by Sun Sugar. Watch for category results coming soon.

We hope you enjoy these favorite tomato recipes provided by master gardeners.


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.

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).

Upcoming events

flowers, calendar and clock.

Upcoming Events

Make a difference

Master Gardener carrying tray of plants.

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: