Master Gardeners provide volunteer leadership and educational services to their community in home horticulture. As a Master Gardener, you might contribute by answering gardening questions by phone or in person, giving horticultural talks, assisting with community beautification projects and other related activities.
The Master Gardener Program is taught every three years unless otherwise announced. In order to become a Master Gardener, you must complete the training, complete volunteer time and any other requirements set forth by the Master Gardener Program Coordinator. Each Master Gardener must re-certify each year in order to continue in the program. Certified Master Gardeners, and Veteran Master Gardener training is taught every year.
Training classes are held twice a week beginning in February and ending in April. Please check with the Kootenai County Extension Office for specific dates and times. The program requires 50 hours of classroom work in plant science and 35 hours of hands-on community service in horticulture. Download the current Master Gardener Class Schedule (available in pdf).
Anyone with an interest in horticulture may apply for the Master Gardener Program. This program is very popular, so be to get your application in soon! To enroll, please complete and return the Master Gardener Class Application Form.
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