Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

WSU Extension Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Community Education Garden 1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, Washington, United States

Swiss Chard Bright Lights New to vegetable gardening or looking for a refresher? Join us for a class where Extension Master Gardeners Andy Kahn, Jan Clark, and Mark Kulaas will guide you through successfully growing your own produce.

Annual Plant Sale

Pybus Public Market 3 Worthen Street, Wenatchee, WA

The Annual Plant Sale features quality tomatoes, peppers, herbs and vegetable starts nurtured by Master Gardener volunteers, as well as premium quality perennials for your gardens. Sale proceeds are essential to support the WSU Chelan-Douglas Master Gardeners' education programs, farmers market booths, fairs, and special projects. The Annual Plant Sale is sponsored by the Master […]

Birdfest Magnificent Migrations

Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Join hatchery staff in partnership with the Master Gardeners. We will explore the diverse migratory species that visit our area, including fish, insects, and birds. The tour will finish at the Pollinator Garden for a discussion of its native plants and visiting pollinators, including wild bees and monarchs. Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden | Chelan […]

Birdfest Magnificent Migrations

Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Join hatchery staff in partnership with the Master Gardeners. We will explore the diverse migratory species that visit our area, including fish, insects, and birds. The tour will finish at the Pollinator Garden for a discussion of its native plants and visiting pollinators, including wild bees and monarchs. Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden | Chelan […]

Gardening can be dirty work: weeds and pesticides

WSU Extension Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Community Education Garden 1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, Washington, United States

Discover effective ways to manage common garden weeds using a variety of methods. Whether you’re dealing with dandelions, crabgrass, or other pesky invaders, there are strategies to keep your garden thriving. From manual removal to mulching and targeted herbicides, explore the best approaches to maintain a weed-free paradise. Pesticides play a crucial role in controlling insects, weeds, […]

Plant Diagnosis Training

Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center (TFREC) 1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, WA, United States

We are pleased to have Jenny Glass, plant diagnostician, conduct an in-person training for Master Gardener volunteers at the Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center. Jenny is a Diagnostician at the Washington State University (WSU) Puyallup Plant & Insect Diagnostic Laboratory. Her expertise lies in helping citizens of Washington State resolve issues related to […]

WNPS Joint Walk

Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Come visit the Pollinator Garden for a joint adventure with the Washington Native Plant   Society. The Pollinator Garden is the first Heritage Garden to make the Wall of Fame and the second certified garden in Chelan County. A garden is certified for its use of native and water-wise plants as well as cultural and natural […]

Garden Education Faire: A Free Family Event

WSU Extension Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Community Education Garden 1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, Washington, United States

Join us for a delightful and educational morning at the Community Education Garden! 🌼🌿🌱 Explore a variety of learning stations and engaging garden demonstrations throughout the garden. From tending to roses and mastering composting, to learning the art of vegetable gardening and understanding efficient irrigation systems, there’s something for everyone. And that’s not all! We’ve […]

Growing a Healthy Lawn: Maintenance, problem-solving, and alternatives

WSU Extension Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Community Education Garden 1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, Washington, United States

Let’s delve into the world of lawn care, troubleshooting common issues, and discovering alternative approaches to achieving a lush and vibrant lawn. Whether you’re dealing with brown patches, weeds, or simply seeking eco-friendly options, we’ll explore ways to keep your outdoor space thriving.

Monarch Butterfly Lifecycle

Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

Monarch butterflies are a beautiful and endangered insect. Their numbers have declined rapidly since 2021, and at the Thanksgiving count of 2023 there was a 30% decrease in numbers from 2022. They are the reason that the Pollinator Garden was started in 2016. We have the milkweed, the native plants providing nectar, and the good […]

Annual Tomato Tasting Gala

WSU Extension Chelan/Douglas County Master Gardener Community Education Garden 1100 N Western Ave, Wenatchee, Washington, United States

Which tomatoes do you want to plant next year? At our popular annual event, taste tomatoes raised in our area to help you decide! And vote for your favorite heirloom, slicer, cherry and paste tomato.

Using Occultation and Solarization to Kill Weeds and Grass

Leavenworth Fish Hatchery Pollinator Garden 12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, United States

It’s always desirable to get rid of unwanted weeds and grass without pesticides but doing so can be challenging. Two methods that can be used are occultation and solarization. In occultation or soil tarping, light is excluded from the treated area, typically using silage tarps or black plastic. In solarization, clear plastic is used so […]