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Gardening Groups and Organizations

Most of the information on this page is from the book The Northwest Gardeners' Resource Directory, by Stephanie Feeney

Abundant Life Seed Foundation
A non-profit organization whose purpose is to acquire, propagate and preserve the plants and seeds of the native and naturalized flora of hte Northwest with particular emphasis on the species not commercially available, including rare and endangered species.

American Daffodil Society
Quarterly journal, listing of daffodil specialists and rare bulb/seed exchange.

American Hydrangea society
Members receive 3 newsletters with the lectures to the Society included.

Bonsai Society of Portland

Newsletter, free classes in Bonsai basics, guest artists, demonstraions and workshops.

British Columbia Composting and Urban Gardening
Offers composting and organic gardeing information and advice.

British Columbia Master Gardener Program
The only Master Gardener Program in Canada or the US not sponsored through a governmental agency or university.

British Columbia Hedgerows Garden Tapestry
Current B.C. (and some Washington) gardening media information.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

California Rare Fruit Growers
Founded in 1968, the CRFG is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world.

Canadian Wildflower Society
Their quarterly magazine "Wildflower" is now readily available on newsstands and at many libraries, but you can subscribe/join as a member as well.

Hobby Greenhouse Association

HortSense
Answer sheets to problems on vegetables, fruit trees, lawns and ornamental trees and shrubs.

International Aroid Society
Website complete with stupendous photo gallery, and bi-monthly newsletter.

International Cornivorous Plant Society (ICPS)

King County Recycling and Composting

Mt. Tahoma Rock GardenSociety

National Gardening association
Programs and services developed over nearly 20 years.

Native Plant Society of Oregon
Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation and study of Oregon's native vegetation.

North American Rock Garden Society
Provides national benefits plus local chapter membership and Chapter Yearbook.

The North Texas Water Garden Society
The North Texas Water Garden Society is a nonprofit organization that was formed to encourage a greater appreciation of and interest in water gardens. The NTWGS also promotes the study and culture of aquatic plants, fish and ponds. They provide information on all aspects of water gardening, and even have help-lines for our members to call for answers to questions about ponds, plants and fish.

Olympia (Washington State) Rose Society

Oregon Mycological Society
Field trips and special interest groups as well. (Caution: Requires Flash to function.)

Rainier Audubon Society

Snohomish Country Mycological Society
Meeting since 1971, this non-profit organization welcomes both the novice and the more experienced.

Washington Native Plant Society
Dedicated to the preservation, conservation and stydy of native plants of Washington.

Wild Ones--Natural Landscapers, Ltd.
New Northwest chapter in the works for Oregon/Washington.

WSU Cooperative Extension
A site devoted to Stewardship Gardening--from understanding what this concept entails to Native Plants, Wildlife Landscaping, Waterwise Topics and more.

WSU Master Gardner
Answers hundreds of landscape and garden questions geared especially for Western Washington gardeners.

WSU Pesticide Page
Pesticide Information Center On-line and General Information for homeowners and gardeners.


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