What are the requirements?
Candidates attend 50 to 70 hours of classroom training over a 1-2 month period. After successful completion, participants commit to 50 hours of volunteer service in the first year, and 30 hours of volunteer service in each subsequent year.
Master Gardeners must participate in approved volunteer activities related to providing consumer horticulture education to the public. Additionally, Master Gardeners must complete five hours of continuing horticultural education each year.
Courses include topics such as Botany, Soils, Composting, Climate Change, Pest Identification and Management, Wildlife Management, Plant Diseases, Native Plants, Pruning and Lawn Care.
What are the benefits?
Master Gardeners enjoy the advantages of comprehensive horticulture training, future possibilities for continued education, and opportunities to serve their community with their knowledge and efforts.
Last updated December 19, 2019