The WSU Master Gardener Program is a public service program that provides university training to volunteers for the purpose of enabling them to serve their communities through horticulture education.
Links outside Washington State University provide an option for finding further information on a variety of gardening topics. No endorsement of products or information is implied.
Access to Land Grant University Extension information nationwide!
Oregon State University's On Line Guide to Plant Disease Control. This web site contains the A to Z sections of the PNW Plant Disease Control Handbook. Aside from the thousands of minor changes from the previous edition in pathogen names, chemical registrations, biological control methods, etc. there are 7 sections that have been completely rewritten, 29 new host-disease pages (including all new sections on Ginseng) and several new pictures. The powerful search and index features have remained the same but there is one major new feature, the fact sheet button. The fact sheet button creates a ready-to-use fact sheet out of the section you are viewing .
Get to know your friends in the garden! Cornell University has put together a wonderful site on "Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America". This site has a great tutorial and pictures of beneficials. There are also some good links to other bio-control and IPM sites. More pages are being added on an ongoing basis.
Fact sheets and Extension Bulletins containing much useful information on pests and problems. Many are common to Eastern AND Western North America. All are in PDF format so you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
U. C. Davis CA Pest management guidelines for a wide variety of insect, disease and even a couple vertebrate pests of the home and garden. Most of the information is accurate for the entire PNW. Excellent photos of most of the pests and problems.
This cooperative effort of Oregon State University and the E.P.A. provides objective, science-based information about a wide variety of pesticide-related subjects. This information is available via this site and/or FAX and toll-free phone number (U.S., Puerto Rico, or Virgin Islands).
Lot of gardening related links. Not all are specifically for the NW but useful nonetheless.
Lots of information about gardening with native plants. Also includes the "pnw-natives" list archives, information on PNW spiders and "Bug of the Month" articles. Also info about PNW nurseries, events and organizations.
By the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County. Information about least-toxic methods of gardening and pest management. This site also contains general information about disposal of household hazardous waste.
The National Weather Forecast office in Seattle provides weather information of particular interest to folks in Western Washington.
A basic guide on how to get you and your worms working together at composting organic household waste. The site is part of Urban Agriculture Notes, produced by City Farmer: Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture.
Information about the National Parks and National Park Units of Washington State
Take a walk through the garden! A guided tour showing you the herb garden and surroundings. Plants are indexed by common name and botanical name. Great Pictures!
From Ohio State University. Includes the PlantFacts page, a powerful "plants only" search engine, a searchable image database, a videoclips database, FAQ's and lots more. Much of the info is geared to Ohio but a lot of it also applies to the PNW.
Last updated 08 March, 2010