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The application portal for the next Extension Master Gardener Training Class will open on April 29, 2022 at the link here:

Want to learn more about gardening? Looking to make a difference by volunteering in your community?

If you’ve answered yes, then we want you!

This year’s Master Gardener Training class is a 12-week virtual course starting August 17th – November 9th.  Canvas course class assignments will be completed on your schedule before the required Wednesday evening classes via Zoom from 7:00pm-8:30pm.  There will be optional in-person hands-on field trips.

Upon graduation the participant will return 50 hours of service to their local Virginia Cooperative Extension by participating in various Master Gardener services to the community such as answering horticulture questions at the help desk, conducting educational programs, leading a team, or providing support to other Master Gardeners in many other areas. To maintain Master Gardener Status after the first year, each volunteer must complete 20 hours of service to the community and 8 hours of continuing education.

Course fee:  Cost is $160.  The application process is open from April 29 -
July 8th. Course fee includes a digital version of the training manual and a non-refundable background check fee of $12.50.  To receive a hard copy of the manual, there is an additional fee of $43.88 to be paid during registration.

Space is limited, so sign up early! (But on April 29 or after) at the link above.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact us at (804) 693-2602  during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event.