Become a Master Gardener

Want to learn more about gardening?  Looking to make a difference by volunteering in your community?

If you've answered yes, then we want you!

This years Master Gardener Training class consists of a 12-week virtual course starting August 21st- November 20th.  Canvas course class assignments will be completed on your schedule before the required Wednesday evening class via Zoom for discussion from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There will be in-person hands-on Saturday field trips.

Upon graduation, the participant will return 50 hours of service to the local Virginia Cooperative Extension by participating in various Master Gardener services to the community such as answering horticulture questions at the help desk, conducting educational programs, leading a team, or providing support to other Master Gardeners in many other areas. To maintain Master Gardener status after the first year, each volunteer must complete 20 hours of service to the community and eight hours of continuing education.

The application portal for the next Extension Master Gardener Training Class is open from May 9th through July 3rd 2024.