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where and when did the program really begin?

Posted by desiderata #8 Puget Sound (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 15, 05 at 15:40

I read that it officially began in the state of Washington...that's cool but is it true?.....
I begin my first class tomorrow and will ask them, too...
looking forward to this next 10 weeks!


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RE: where and when did the program really begin?

You read it but doubt it? Yes, that's true it started in Washington state and I would guess it was around 1976 or earlier.

RE: where and when did the program really begin?

The program began officially in 1973 in Washington State and has since spread to all 50 states and a few foreign countries. As a new MG-in-training, it might be valuable for you to peruse the WSU extension website and get a sense of the history of this program. Scroll down to the exerpt on the history and find out how the term "master gardener" originated.

Here is a link that might be useful: History of the MG program

RE: where and when did the program really begin?

thanks for sharing that web site. I am a semi new master gardener and enjoy learning as much as I can. I read part of that and its really exciting.
Thanks again gardenmaker79

RE: where and when did the program really begin?

Glad I came here tonight. I turned in my application today and await news next week that I'll be in the January class. Maybe it will impress the county agent, if I can spout some history of the program. ALice

RE: where and when did the program really begin?

We got the history of the program our first day of MG classes.

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