You become a Master Gardener by successfully completing the Master Gardener 40-hour training program and then volunteering your time.
Master Gardeners help the University of Maryland Extension solve gardening problems and teach environmentally sound practices by
Master Gardener training classes are conducted annually by University of Maryland Extension. Through the training program. Participants are taught many different horticultural subjects by specialists, educators, and other horticulture professionals.
Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot Basic Training Program:
In 2017, our basic training to take place from February 16th to April 8th. Classes will be from 5:30-8:30pm on Thursday evenings and 9:00-12:00pm on Saturday mornings. This schedule should accommodate those with a traditional working schedule. Please submit applications by TBA 2017.2017 classes will be held at Chesapeake College - Wye Mills Campus, Higher Education Center - From the main entrance this building will be the first building on the outer right side of the circle.
Master Gardeners are trained in the following topics:
Other subjects of interest may be included.
Training costs are $200 for the basic training courses, and includes the Master Gardener Handbook.
Please contact your local Master Gardener Coordinator according to the county of your residence:Queen Anne's and Kent County: Sabine Harvey firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelia Shorter email@example.com