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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 2015 the 13 week Master Gardener Volunteer Program will be held in Washtenaw, January through April.  It will be held in Ann Arbor, at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension Office.  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. 

Fore more information on the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program and the onlin eregistration please visit the following website at: or for more inforamtion, contact: Ranaye Jacobs at or 734-222-3885

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