Master Gardeners offer FREE gardening advice on Thursdays & Saturdays

The Master Gardeners are conducting free Question/Answer Clinics for the 2019 season at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market and Burien Library:


  • THURSDAYS, 5–8 p.m. through August at the Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street
  • SATURDAYS, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. through September at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market, Des Moines Marina

WHAT: WSU Extension Master Gardeners are local, university-trained volunteers who provide free, research-based information to home and community gardeners. Master Gardener services include advice on environmentally friendly gardening practices, plant problems and plant identification.

Why should you visit a Master Gardener Question/Answer Clinic?

  • Get answers to general gardening questions.
  • Learn about proper plant selection.
  • Bring a sample of a diseased plant for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
  • Have an insect or plant identified.
  • If advanced identification or diagnosis is needed, clinicians will send your sample to the King County
    Master Gardener Diagnostic Center.

Learn least toxic ways to treat diseases and pests.

This service is FREE.


The WSU Extension Master Gardener program began in 1972 in King County, Washington. The program now exists in all 50 states and many other countries. The King County Master Gardener program is one of the largest in the world.

Master Gardener volunteers are trained para-professionals who work in the community as horticulture advisors and resources for home gardeners.

Originally focused on diagnosing plant problems, the program now also offers proactive educational programs that address critical issues such as water quality protection and safer pest management practices.

Master Gardeners work with all citizens, including children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.

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