Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program provides interested individuals with extensive training in many phases of gardening. In return, participants volunteer to teaching horticultural information to the public based on university research and recommendations.


New Master Gardener Manual now available!
Penn State Extension has published the newly updated Master Gardener Manual, an expansive guide containing a comprehensive inventory of gardening and landscape-management topics for home gardeners, students and professionals.
Poison Prevention Program Reaches 12,000 Students
Last year the Pesticide Education Program and county Master Gardener programs partnered to share a valuable lesson of poison prevention with 13,000 1st grade students across the state.

Master Gardener Program News

The Tomato Hornworm
July 12, 2017
Tomato hornworms are one of the garden’s largest caterpillars at nearly 3 to 4 inches long and about as big around as your little finger. They are green with diagonal white stripes with a black or reddish horn-like protrusion projecting from its rear end, hence hornworm.
Made for the Shade with George Weigel
June 22, 2017
Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County as they welcome George Weigel for a free presentation about gardening “Made for the Shade” on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.
Photo taken by Laura Hlusko, Mercer County Master Gardener
Clintonia Umbellulata: The Orchid That Wasn't
June 20, 2017
Do you have a gardening or plant wish list? You know all those plants you want to cultivate, meet and become incredibly knowledgeable about?

Upcoming Events

Master Gardener Booth at the Crawford County Fair
When: August 19-26, 2017
Where: Meadville, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Centre County
When: August 22, 2017
Where: University Park, PA
Ned Smith: Gone for the Day
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Camp Hill, PA
Master Gardener Basic Training: Philadelphia
When: August 24, 2017
Where: Philadelphia, PA
Workshops for the Gardener
When: August 26, 2017
Where: Emmaus, PA
Garlic Festival
When: August 26-27, 2017
Where: Clarks Summit, PA
Pollinators in Decline....Learn How You Can Help!
When: August 26, 2017
Where: Montoursville, PA
Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees
When: August 30, 2017
Where: Hershey, PA
Williamsport First Friday
When: September 1, 2017
Where: Williamsport, PA