Master Gardener Basic Training: Pike County

Do you have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more, and a strong desire to help others? Join us to start your path to become a Penn State Master Gardener! Applications are now being accepted through September 20, 2017. Class starts October 5th.

Master Gardener Volunteer Gretel Walker giving an herb talk.

Master Gardener Volunteer Gretel Walker giving an herb talk.

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Oct 5, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Penn State Extension in Pike County is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Master Gardener Basic Training program. This volunteer training course is designed to provide experienced home gardeners with information and skills to serve as volunteer educators. Master Gardeners use research-based information to teach information on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.

In exchange for 40 hours of instruction, candidates must agree to volunteer 50 hours to the county Master Gardener Program within the first year and 20 hours each year thereafter to maintain certification.


There is a $200 program fee to cover the cost of training materials, the new Basic Training Manual and expenses.


The 2017-2018 basic training class will meet on Thursday evenings beginning October 5, 2017 through February 22nd with an exam in March of 2018. (No classes on 10/26 - leadership in-service, 11/23 - Thanksgiving and 12/28 - Christmas/New Years break)  Classes will be held at the Pike County Training Facility using live ZOOM sessions.


Download and complete the Basic Training Application. Then, return via postal mail:

Pike County Master Gardeners
514 Broad Street
Milford, PA  18337


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There is an interview process which will be scheduled once we receive your completed application.

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