Master Gardeners (Thurston County)
Mission Statement: "Cultivating Plants, People and Communities since 1973"
Description: The Washington State University Extension faculty in King and Pierce counties began training volunteers to serve as WSU Master Gardeners in January of 1973. Little did they realize that they would launch an entire "Master Gardener Movement" which would spread across the nation and overseas, making it a historic, sociological "grassroots" movement with widespread impact. It is considered a premier program within Washington State University, being that only uniquely WSU program with such widespread adoption and impact.