Master Gardener

Master Gardeners, “Helping People Grow”

The Master Gardener program is available to all citizens of Michigan and is designed to develop a cadre of volunteers trained in horticulture. Their knowledge and skills related to basic plant science and home gardening enables these volunteers to improve quality of life in their communities. This is accomplished by increasing people’s appreciation for and use of plants and by providing them with instruction on growing plants using environmentally sound practices.

2015 Master Gardener Training Program is now underway! Check back here for details of the next training class!

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015, 4:30 - 8:30 p.m., running Thursdays through December 3
Location: Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center, 6686 S Center Hwy, Traverse City, Michigan
Registration and Further Information: http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=mgptcf15

Scholarships are available through both MSU Extension and MGANM (Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan). For the Fall 2015 course, applications must be received by August 6.
2015 Master Gardener training class scholarship form2015 Scholarship Application

To learn more about the Master Gardener program, visit the Master Gardener website.

Master Gardeners in Northwest Michigan

''Master gardeners contribute enormously to communities across northwest Michigan. Learn more about their impacts by visiting the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan, MGANM.org

Members of the public are invited to attend monthly educational opportunities hosted by MGANM. Advance your knowledge, join others in service, and receive encouragement to improve your practices.
Visit Mganm.org/learn/upcoming-events/

How Can I Become A Master Gardener? 

To become a certified Master Gardener, you must participate in the Master Gardener Training Program, pass a take-home exam, and perform 40 hours of related volunteer service in your first year. Master Gardeners continue to serve every year to maintain their certification, performing an additional 15 hours of service, attending five hours of continuing education, and paying the annual $20 re-certification fee.

View a list of all Master Gardener Training Courses held in the state of Michigan.

Contact

If you’re interested in Master Gardener activities in northwest Michigan, contact:

Elise Carolan
Michigan State University Extension
Consumer Horticulture Program Instructor
231-256-9888
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Otherwise, click here for Master Gardener inquiries outside of northwest Michigan.

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