Master Gardeners

Master GardenerEvery market day at the Mercer Island Farmers Market (MIFM) the King County Master Gardeners Program  has a booth where they educate customers about plants and gardening best-practices.

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The program is supported and run by Washington State University Extension.

The Master Gardeners answer questions about plant identification, what to do about  damage from diseases and pests, and good practices for propagation and pruning.  Since they began participating in the MIFM, the number of inquiries that they respond to from the Mercer Island community has increased substantially.gordoPbday

The Mercer Island Farmers Market is grateful to Gordon Polson, who leads this effort, and the many volunteers who staff the Master Gardener’s booth during the market season.