Master Gardener Training

2018 Master Gardener Training Class

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers training to those who want to learn more about gardening. The course is 60 hours of classroom training taught over 10 weeks. Registration is required. Fee structure for the course is as follows: $125 (or $145 per couple) for traditional Master Gardening training with volunteer service or $225 for classroom training without volunteer service. The next training will commence in the fall.

Open House – Learn more about Master Gardener training. Please join us Monday, May 21, 2018 at Covenant Woods Lodge from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions.  Open House Flyer 

Master Gardeners Volunteers are trained community leaders working with individuals to increase knowledge and understanding of environmentally sound horticulture. They seek to improve the quality of life in their communities through education. Master Gardeners are specially trained by Virginia Cooperative Extension which is a group of specialists and Extension Agents who extend the knowledge of Virginia’s Land Grant Universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State. We are looking for you as an individual who loves gardening, enjoys teaching others, feels a strong commitment to community service, and feels strongly about preserving natural resources.

Application for Training

Master Gardener Presentation – Learn more about our program and see pictures of some of our activities.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Extension Office during business hours or note it on your application.

If you have questions about the program or wonder if being a Master Gardener is right for you, please contact Anglette Pryor at 804-752-4307 or angellp@vt.edu.