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Our Priorities inform our efforts

The WSU Master Gardener Program addresses important sociologic and environmental issues by teaching research-based horticulture information. We want people to have important skills and abilities that help mitigate challenges and to understand that everyone has a role to play in creating and sustaining healthy and resilient communities.

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Clean Water

We teach integrated pest management to minimize polluted runoff.
Clean water impact

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Climate Change

We teach ways to create resilient landscapes that are adapted to our changing climate. Climate change

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Local Food

We teach sustainable techniques for growing local food to improve individual & community health and wellness. Local food impact

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Nearby Nature

We seek to increase access to plants, green spaces, and public landscapes to benefit the health & well-being of all members of our communities. Nearby nature

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Plant Biodiversity

We teach stewardship of diverse ecosystems through invasive species management, native species conservation and restoration in landscapes.

Plant Biodiversity

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We teach ways to help native bees and other pollinators thrive in home and community landscapes. Pollinator health impact

Soil health.

Soil Health

We encourage building healthy soils to prevent depletion and ensure the long-term viability of local food security & natural resources. Soil heath impact

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Water Conservation

We teach water-wise gardening and landscaping practices to conserve water. Water conservation impact

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Wildfire Preparedness

We teach landscaping principles to reduce the risk of loss due to wildfire. Wildfire preparedness