Become a Master Gardener
The 2022 Master Gardener Training Course Application Information
How Can I Become a Massachusetts Master Gardener?
Applications for the 2022 Master Gardener Course are full at this time. Click the button below to be Wait Listed in the event slots open up.
A Certified Massachusetts Master Gardener is a member of a large, like-minded community dedicated to volunteering in horticulture and gardening. Master Gardeners share their knowledge, experience, and expertise with each other and the public. Becoming a Massachusetts Master Gardener requires the successful completion of a 14-session horticultural course followed by a 60-hour supervised internship.
What Are the Benefits to Becoming a Massachusetts Master Gardener?
Benefits of Massachusetts Master Gardener membership include the following:
Networking with other Master Gardeners
Participating annually in dozens of MMGA-sponsored no-cost/low-cost continuing education classes, workshops, field trips, and visits to members’ and project gardens
Supporting local communities by learning from and working in MMGA-approved public and non-profit organizations' gardening sites, where Master Gardener volunteers provide free hands-on support
Recommending community fairs, plant sales, and other events for a free Ask-a-Master-Gardener or Soil pH Testing table staffed by Master Gardeners
Learning how to be a compelling, informative speaker by joining our Speakers Bureau and presenting lectures on favorite topics to garden clubs and other organizations
Attending bi-monthly Associates Meetings which include horticulture presentations, organizational and member news, and time to socialize with fellow Master Gardeners
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the 2022 Master Gardener Course are full at this time. Click on the "Wait List Me" button above to be contacted in the event slots open up.
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CLASS TOPICS, VIRTUAL UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Student-interns must complete 60 hours of volunteer work, with at least the minimum number of hours in each category below:
Prior to the first session, a tutorial is provided on Zoom protocols, shared Google drives, and conducting online horticultural research.