Master Gardener Program


Buena Vista County provided Master Gardener Training every other year in the fall. Scholarships available.  For more information, contact Stacie at 712-732-5056.


Buena Vista County is home to an active and growing Master Gardener program that meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. and works on community service projects throughout the year. If you are a current Master Gardener or are interested in becoming a Master Gardener in the future, we invite you to participate in any of our upcoming events. 

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For more information about the Buena Vista County Master Gardener program, call 712-732-5056 or email

The Master Gardener Program trains garden enthusiasts to learn, grow, and teach others about plants and gardening in the home landscape. Participants receive 40 hours of training via webcasting, face-to-face, and hands-on workshops, while interacting with others of similar interests. After completing their training, Master Gardener Interns volunteer 40 hours of service in county approved projects related to gardening education to become active Master Gardeners. To maintain active status, Master Gardeners must attend at least 10 hours of county approved continuing education and volunteer at least 20 hours of service on county approved projects.