Master Gardener Training

2018 Master Gardener Training Class

Master Gardener training can be for those who just want to know more about gardening and/or those who are willing to become Master Gardener Volunteers and share their enthusiasm by being available to answer gardening questions from the general public and other educational programs offered.

Open House – Learn more about Master Gardener training on October 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Social Services Building (meeting room in back of building), 12304 Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005. Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions about both the classes and the volunteer program. Refreshments will be served.

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.

Schedule for Training

Application for Training 

When you are ready to commit to the program, complete the application and mail it back to the Hanover County Extension Office (13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA 23005). Applications must be returned by November 11, 2017. Some preference may be given to Hanover County residents. Once you are accepted into the program, the fee for the training program is $225 for individuals and $245 for couples. The fee for those who continue on to become Master Gardener Volunteers is $125.

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 Laura Maxey-Nay at 804-752-4310 or lmaxey-nay@vt.edu.