How to become a Johnson County Master Gardener

Master Gardener training is offered in Johnson and Iowa County in the fall of each year as a joint venture.  Applications are taken in August for a limited number of participants in the program. 

Currently, the cost is $195 per person. Classes are held at the Johnson County Extension & Outreach Office.   The program has about 14 sessions mostly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9:30 p.m.. The classes start tentatively September 11 and lasts until November 6.  There is one all-day session held on campus at Iowa State University in Ames on pathology and entomology. 

The core value of the program is the volunteer component that participants are expected to complete in the year following the training.  

Applications are mailed to potential participants or posted on line in early August at this site.  To receive an application by mail send your name, address, telephone number, and email address to Shannon Bielicke at or call 319-337-2145 or click on the link below.


The Fall 2014 program the application process for the year is now complete. If you are interested please feel free to call and we will put your name on the 2015 potential applicant list. Thank you.
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