Master Gardener Information
To become a Master Gardener
A person must complete the basic training and complete forty volunteer hours. The core training lasts about three months. Each class focuses on a different aspect of gardening – plant science, soil, flower gardening, woody ornamental, lawn care, vegetables, small fruit culture, fruit trees, plant health, indoor plants and household pests.
To maintain Master Gardener Certification
Master Gardeners must volunteer for 20 hours each year and take 10 hours of classes. Volunteering can be done in many ways such as working on a community gardening project, answering questions on the hot line, working with children in schools, or volunteering at the Farmers Market. It is a wonderful way to meet people who share the gardening passion.
Michigan Master Gardener Association
Michigan Gardener Magazine