Master Gardener Basic Training
Master Gardener Basic Training for Luzerne County residents.
Join the Master Gardener Program and give back to the community.
Do you have a keen interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others learn? The Franklin County Master Gardener program is looking for volunteer educators.
Penn State Extension in Clinton County is accepting applications from individuals interested in training to become certified Master Gardeners.
The Penn State Master Gardener Program is administered at the county level where recruitment, training, and volunteer service occur. Basic training class schedules vary based on location and include the following topics: botany, plant propagation, soil health and fertilizer management, composting, controlling pests safely, entomology, plant diseases, indoor plants, vegetables, lawn care, pruning, woody ornamentals, herbaceous plants, native plants, weeds and invasives.
Trainees must apply for the program in their county of residence.
Master Gardener trainees are required to participate in a minimum of forty hours of basic training. Each trainee is expected to attend all core classes with any missed sessions to be made up at the discretion of supervising Master Gardener Coordinator.
Any missed sessions must be made up through arrangements with supervising Extension staff members. In addition, supervising Extension staff may require trainees to participate in training focused on locally relevant topics.
Before completing the Master Gardener application, contact the county Extension office in your area for an updated schedule of classes and program cost. Scholarships may be available through your local Extension office. Basic training for Master Gardeners is not offered annually in every county. Send the completed application to the county where you reside.Master Gardener Application Form (.doc)
Contact your county Master Gardener program with any questions