Master Gardener Training

The Master Gardener program is a volunteer leader training program made up of people who are enthusiatic about gardening, who want to learn more about growing plants, and who are willing to share their knowledge with others. This program brings students up-to-date on new horticultural information and gardening methods, reinforces previous knowledge and helps them learn how to disseminate this information in the best way. In its simplest form, a Master Gardener is a volunteer trained by the Extension Service to help others learn more about gardening and basic plant science.

Classes are offered in a Tri County area that includes: Jackson, Livingston and Washtenaw.  In 2013 the 13 week Master Gardener Volunteer Program will be held in Jackson, January through April.  It will be held in Ann Arbor, August through November.  To become a certified Master Gardener requires completion of the 13 week program as well as 40 volunteer hours within a year of the end of the class.  These volunteer hours are educational in nature, emphasizing that Master Gardeners share their garden knowledge with others. 

If you would like to receive more information and to be included on an e-mail list for upcoming Master Gardener programs, e-mail: Bob Bricault   Please include your mailing address, your phone number and e-mail address.

View the current and past Master Gardener Newsletters .
These newsletters are available in PDF form you will need Adobe Acrobat to open it.. The newsletter can be printed as needed . To download the Adobe Acrobat reader click here .

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