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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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Priorities collage.
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Climate Change

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

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Clean Water

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

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Water Conservation

We promote water-wise gardening and landscaping practices to conserve water. Water conservation 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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We teach ways to help native bees and other pollinators thrive in home and community landscapes. Pollinator health impact

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Local Food

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

Plant biodiversity.

Plant Biodiversity

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

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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.

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Wildfire Preparedness

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