The Master Gardener program is an educational and volunteer service organization of the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and ISU Extension and Outreach. Through the Iowa Master Gardener program, interested volunteers receive training in horticulture and environmental topics of special value to home gardeners.
In exchange for this training, Master Gardeners share their time and knowledge on approved projects within their communities. Through the leadership, instruction, and hands-on assistance provided by Master Gardeners, the broad resources of Iowa State University are extended to benefit Iowans at the local level and enhance the quality of life in Iowa communities.
For more information about joining the Master Gardener program, visit our Become a Master Gardener page.
- Login to Volunteer Reporting System
- Volunteer Reporting System Help
- Volunteer Manual
- County Master Gardener Coordinator Contacts
- Annual Volunteer Agreement
- Plant Sale Guidelines
- What counts as MG volunteer hours?
- A Guide to the VRS User Guide
- VRS User Guide
MG Skill Development Series Recordings
- 2023 Q1: Answering Horticulture Questions with Aaron Steil
- 2023 Q2: Social Media Brand Development with Leah Feltz
- Resources: MG Social Media Guidelines
- 2023 Q3: September 12 - Public Speaking Skills Workshop with Robin Ertz
- Resources: MG Giving Presentations Handout
- 2023 Q4: October 24 - VRS Deep Dive with RJ Jacobs
- Resources: VRS User Guide