How to become a Johnson County Master Gardener

Master Gardener training is being offered in Johnson County this Fall and the application process has begun.


Classes will be held at the Johnson County Extension & Outreach Office and the cost is $195 per person.  The program includes about 12 sessions to be completed at home paired with about 11 face to face session incorporating tours, lectures, and hands on activities. Sessions will tentatively be Tuesday evenings at 6p.m., taking place September through November.  There is one all-day session held on campus at Iowa State University in Ames on pathology and entomology. Participants are expected to complete 40 volunteer hours in the year following the training.  


Johnson County Master Gardeners organized in 1982. The educational volunteer program, sponsored by Iowa State University Johnson County Extension and Outreach, provides current, research-based, home horticulture information and education to the citizens of Iowa through programs and projects. Master Gardeners receive horticulture training and volunteer to promote a mission of education and service. They share an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.

2020 Fall Johnson County Master Gardener Training Program Registration is now CLOSED. Please check back again next June.  

Click Here for information on how to register for the Fall 2020 Courses


If you have any questions please contact Shannon Bielicke at or call 319-337-2145.


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