The Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners are a dedicated group of trained volunteers willing to share their horticulture knowledge, a love of gardening, an enthusiasm for learning, and a commitment to helping others.  They have voluntarily completed a horticulture education training program through ISU and devoted time to help educate others in the community.  Perhaps you've met a Master Gardener working at a community garden, teaching a workshop, or answering questions at your county Extension office.

You can become a Master Gardener if you are interested in learning about plants and gardening, attend the training program, provide forty hours of volunteer service, and are willing to help others.  To find out more about the program or if you would like to apply to become a Master Gardener in Linn County please click here to read more. The application and training process happens only once a year.  Applications are sent out in June.  A selected number of applicants are interviewed and chosen to enter the training program which begins mid/late August.  Detailed information about the training program, including dates and time of training, will be sent once your application is received. 


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