WSU Master Gardeners
The graduates were, front row: Tim Kredlo, Dale Dineen, Connie Kingsbury, Cassie Andre, Travis Torset, and Margi Slabaugh. Second row: Karen Poston, Patty King, Maureen LeVering, Bridget Timme, Bev Arnoldy, Nancy Nisbet, Karli Yardley, Sue Carbaugh, Raylene Hill Back Row: Elizabeth Sims, Nichole Robertson, Shawn Stern, Tanya Collins, Kelly Rupp, Sally Allen, Paul Cox, Rhonda Kennedy. Also graduating, but not pictured were Kevin Berner, Cindy Burton, Deb Cannon, Patty Crawford, Jamie Quigg, Brady White, Karen Young, Maureene Nisbet, Allison Moss-Fritch.
The Washington State University Master Gardeners program graduated 32 new trainees on July 14 who are now Master Gardener interns for the next year. This first year they are required to volunteer 60 hours to help “pay” for their training. After the initial year, Master Gardeners volunteer 20 hours and are required to take 10 hours of continuing gardening education classes. Their training, which included online training and hands-on classes taught by local Master Gardeners, ran from March through June. They will become full-fledged Master Gardeners after their year of internship and when the 60 volunteers hours are completed. Master Gardener training is offered every two years. Anyone interested in training can call the Grays Harbor County Extension Office at 482-2934.