Impact of Extension Master Gardeners
In 2021, almost 1200 Extension Master Gardeners volunteered 91,000 hours for an average of 76 hours per person.
How Do I become an Extension Master Gardener?
Anyone with an interest in horticulture can apply for the Extension Master Gardener Program if it is active in your county. If you want to improve your skills and knowledge and you like to work with people, the Extension Master Gardener Program may be for you.
- You need to be available for about 40 to 50 hours of training your first year. The number of hours required varies with county. The delivery of training (i.e. in-person trainings versus on-line trainings) will also vary by country.
- You must have at least a High School Diploma or the equivalent.
- Enjoy sharing your love of gardening with others through various Extension Master Gardener projects.
To become an Extension Master Gardener, you will need to contact your local Extension office for more information. Click here (http://www.ksre.k-state.edu/Map.aspx) for the contact information for your county. See this page for a map of counties with active Extension Master Gardener Programs.