Please support our 2023 sponsors

Sponsors make the WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference possible

Our sponsors

We depend on sponsors to keep the WSU Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference affordable to Extension Master Gardener volunteers who serve our communities in Washington State. Please support our sponsors.



Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State

The Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State is pleased to announce that, thanks to your generous donations, the MGFWS Endowment Fund is supporting the 2022 Advanced Education Conference (AEC) as a Gold Sponsor. As stated at the time of its creation, the Endowment will continue to provide financial support to our annual conference for many years to come.


South Sound Magazine

South Sound is the only lifestyle publication exclusively for South Puget Sound. Each issue of South Sound features local personality profiles, beautiful homes, gorgeous gardens, unique dining experiences, creative ideas for entertaining, local getaways and much more. South Sound magazine is a bi-monthly, high-quality, full-color newsstand publication. Find it throughout the region at bookstores, grocery stores, drugstores, fine garden centers, and the area’s best hotels.

South Sound magazine. Your Friends. Your Home. Your Life.


Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation

The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation (SCMGF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide committed support for the Snohomish County Master Gardener Program through community service, educational outreach, and fundraising.

Smith Orchards

With most of its acres planted in Bartletts, Smith Orchards in Wapato, Washington, stands as an uncommon reminder of what was once common. On land farmed by the Smith family since the 1930s, they grow and harvest 36 acres of Bartlett pears, with some Packhams mixed in and 2 acres of Anjous. They also have 4 acres of Bing cherries.


Master Gardener Foundation of Yakima County

The Master Gardener Foundation of Yakima County provides funding and resources for the WSU Yakima County Master Gardener Program in order to optimize the effectiveness of our people, the impact in our communities, and the partnership with our university.

Yakima County Master Gardeners are active in presenting garden programs, developing community gardens and sharing research-based gardening knowledge.



Star Roses & Plants

At Star® Roses and Plants, we are a family of brands, and we pride ourselves in being a one-stop-shop for our growers, their customers, landscapers and home gardeners.

Whether you’re looking for the best roses like Knock Out® and Drift®, our trending and delicious edibles collection, Bushel and Berry®, or beautiful, one-of-a-kind shrubs and trees, we’ve got it all. Our game-changing brands and breakthrough plants are unique and versatile and work in a wide range of landscapes.


Bartlett Tree Experts

Bartlett Tree Experts was founded in 1907 by Francis A. Bartlett and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. From its over 100 offices worldwide, Bartlett helps both residential and commercial customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees. In addition, as a government contractor, we offer competitive bids and provide quality tree service with timely implementation.


Master Gardener Foundation of Pierce County

The Pierce County Foundation provides the funding that drives the educational outreach programs offered by WSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Pierce County. These programs include science-based clinics at locations throughout the County to answer plant growing questions and two Demonstration Gardens where we can show you environmentally sound gardening techniques.


Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

The Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation mission, in partnership with WSU Extension, is to support Skagit County home gardeners by promoting science-based gardening practices and education. 


Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin Counties

The Master Gardener Foundation of Benton-Franklin County is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization that serves the people of Benton and Franklin Counties in Washington. The mission of the Foundation is to educate individuals in applying horticultural science to manage their landscapes and gardens in a science-based, sustainable manner. The Foundation accomplishes this through its partnership with the Washington State University Master Gardener Program, local community professionals and organizations. 


Master Gardener Foundation of Grays Harbor-Pacific Counties

The Master Gardener Foundation of Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties (MGFGHPC) is a non-profit organization staffed 100% by volunteers.

The foundation’s mission is to support and promote the Washington State University Extension Master Gardener Program in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties through financial support, continuing education, and ongoing volunteer engagement.


Natural Resources Conservation Service

With the mission of “Helping People Help the Land,” the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides products and services that enable people to be good stewards of the Nation’s soil, water, and related natural resources on non-Federal lands.  With our help, people are better able to conserve, maintain, or improve their natural resources.  As a result of our technical and financial assistance, land managers and communities take a comprehensive approach to the use and protection of natural resources in rural, suburban, urban, and developing areas.


Cedar Grove Compost

As an industry-leading environmental solutions company, Cedar Grove harnesses the vitality of organic waste by recycling it into innovative products. In doing so, we energize cities, businesses and citizens to be a force for good by coming full circle with their organic waste.



Master Gardener Foundation of Chelan-Douglas County

Our Foundation is the heart of our local program. Funding from generous donations to the Master Gardener Foundation of Chelan-Douglas County make it possible for the WSU Chelan-Douglas County Master Gardener Program to offer free or low-cost research-based gardening and environmental stewardship learning opportunities in our community.


Yakima Valley Community Foundation

The Yakima Valley Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization with a mission to connect people, resources, and ideas so people and communities thrive.

Master Gardener Foundation of Lewis County

To promote and perpetuate WSU Master Gardener program with the Lewis County Extension Office. To promote public interest in gardening and home horticulture through education and other activities. To facilitate an exchange of ideas, information and expertise among members through periodic newsletters, seminars, meetings and other activities. To engage in activities that will further the objectives of the Foundation and the WSU Extension.  To interact with the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State. 


Master Gardener Foundation of King County

The Master Gardener Foundation of King County (MGFKC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1984 as a charitable and educational nonprofit organization. All King County Master Gardener volunteer activities are funded through MGFKC which is a member of the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State (MGFWS).

In partnership with the King County Master Gardener Program, the Foundation advocates for Master Gardeners as they learn and teach science-based home gardening to the public in King County.



Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County

Our mission is to support an environmentally healthy community.  By raising awareness and funds for the Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardener and Thurston County Master Recycler Composter programs, we support efforts to educate our community members on the benefits of water-wise gardening, growing food, low-impact landscaping, diagnosing plant diseases and pests, and recycling and composting.




AgriNorthwest is a farm of families committed to producing affordable, reliable, and high-quality food and to being responsible stewards of the land. Most of our AgriNorthwest family have been with us for 10 years or more; many grew up on their family farms and some are multi-generational AgriNorthwest employees. Employee loyalty is just the beginning of our commitment to feed people and care for the land.

Not ready to sponsor, but would like to donate to the Conference?

The WSU Extension Master Gardener Advanced Education Conference depends on donations to keep registration costs affordable for our volunteers. Please consider investing in our mission to empower our extension master gardeners to teach relevant and unbiased, research-based horticulture and environmental stewardship education in their communities. We can all make a difference creating and sustaining healthy and resilient communities.

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