The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation marked its 30th anniversary at a Sept. 19 celebration. The nonprofit supports the work of the local Master Gardener program through volunteering, education outreach and fundraising.
There are 195 active members in the foundation.
They help put on over 150 store-based clinics each year, adding up to over 1,800 “in the field” hours alone. The group also offers clinics at special events, like the Evergreen State Fair.
Volunteers also work on demonstration gardens that benefit food banks, and hold education events for all ages.
This year, the group won two third-place awards in the Search for Excellence at the 2017 International Master Gardeners Convention — one for a “Pollinators’ Garden” and another for its Master Gardener training program.
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