Below is information about the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. To get information about upcoming classes, subscribe to our email list.
What does it take to be a Master Gardener?
- Master Gardeners are volunteers
- You don’t need to know everything about gardening. We will teach you.
- You will receive 50 hrs. of classroom and hands-on training
- You will be required to volunteer 50 hrs. in our garden projects over the coming year.
- Yearly requirements to remain a Master Gardener are: learning (10 hrs) and volunteer service (20 hrs)
What do you learn?
What do Master Gardeners do?
- Children’s Learning Garden
- Plant Sale
- School Gardens
- Wistendahl Native Plant Garden
- Shade Tree Commission
- Newsletter Team
- Monthly Meetings
- Farmers Market Information Booth
- Community Foods Initiatives
- Ask a Master Gardener
- Program planning
- Tours and field trips
- More projects being added every year
Master Gardener training classes begin in late January each year. Classes meet every Wednesday night from 6 PM – 9 PM, February – April. There will be two Saturdays where we will be going outside and learning. The deadline for applications is January 13. We need 10 students to form a class. So, the sooner we get your application, the sooner we can guarantee that there will be a class. The cost is $110 and includes a resource manual and a soil test for your garden.
Happy to help.
If you have any questions about the Master Gardener program contact:
Ed Brown at the Athens County Extension Office (740) 593-8555 or firstname.lastname@example.org