PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington Gov. Gary Locke has proclaimed the week of April 18-24 as Washington State University Master Gardener Volunteer Week.

Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who serve as field educators in their communities. The Master Gardener program began in King and Pierce counties 31 years ago to enable WSU Extension to better serve the public, specifically home gardeners. The concept has since spread to every state and other countries.

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