VCE Master Gardener Training provides educational instruction for volunteers interested in educating and improving the community through horticulture. Volunteers are needed to help with school and library programs, help desks, demonstration gardens, and other horticultural activities. Become a Master Gardener volunteer, make new friends and
serve the community!
As a Master Gardener, you are volunteering on behalf of Virginia Cooperative Extension. This 40+ hour training will give you the background information to be a successful volunteer. The course is taught by experts and professionals in the horticultural industry.
The training will be a hybrid of Zoom and in-person instruction. The first class will be an in-person introduction session on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 9 am to 12 pm. Online classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm. There will also be four in-person workshops on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. Some of the subjects covered include Botany, Soils, Landscaping, Turf, Plant Diseases, Vegetables, Fruits and Trees, Composting and more. Classes will run through May.
Cost- $190.00 / Optional Hard Copy Handbook- $34.00
The training fee includes a digital version of the Master Gardener Handbook, training materials, and other class related fees.
For More Information
Please attend one of the Zoom information sessions being held in December. Application and payment options will not be available until the information sessions have taken place. Deadline for payment is January 3, 2022.
Zoom Information Schedule (pick one)
- Tuesday, December 7, 2021 6 pm to 7 pm
- Thursday, December 9, 2021 6 pm to 7 pm
To register to join an information session, Contact Brittney Redman at (434)-591-1950 or [email protected]
The Zoom link will be sent to you once you register.
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Brittney Redman at (434-591-1950/TDD*) during business hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120