How To Become a Master Gardener
Faculty and Extension educators also provide diagnostic support for horticultural issues and questions to Master Gardener volunteers actively participating in the program. Extension publications, teaching materials, and other program support materials are provided as deemed appropriate by faculty and county Extension staff responsible for leading and supervising the Master Gardener program. Information presented by Master Gardeners must be consistent with Penn State Cooperative Extension recommendations concerning various aspects of consumer horticulture.
Interested home gardeners can apply through their local county extension office. Most counties use an interview and test process to select volunteers who have a strong interest in horticulture and the willingness to fulfill the volunteer commitment. The time and location of the training is decided by the county training.
To locate a Master Garden Program in your county, contact your local Penn State Cooperative Extension office.