- Be accepted into the Master Gardener program by completing the volunteer application.
- Complete the formal training provided by The Ohio State University Extension. Training is approximately 50 hours along with receiving a 70% or better on all quizzes and exams.
- Complete 50 volunteer hours on projects that are pre-approved by the Master Gardener coordinator. (The volunteer time must be completed within one calendar year after their formal training.
The training does require pre-registration and a fee of $200 in addition to the cost of a background check. Pre-registration closes May 17, 2023 and can be found here.
See the flyer below for additional details about the OSU Extension Master Gardener Program along with full training details.