Becoming a Member
The Master Gardener Program is a nationwide County Extension education program designed for non-professionals with interest in increasing their gardening skills and helping others with the knowledge they have gained.
The program will consist of 13 weeks of class and hands on training. After completing the courses, the Master Gardener interns will be expected to give 10 hours of service to the Master Gardener Helpline and 40 hours of volunteer service to Extension and/or their communities.
Examples of volunteer efforts include: Talking to Garden Clubs, community garden projects, outdoor school projects, educational workshops, or assisting the local Cooperative Extension Office in some way.
The courses on gardening will be taught by specialist, county agents, and veteran Master Gardeners on subjects such as: Soils and Plant Nutrition, Plant Physiology, Plant Propagation, Care of Landscape Plants, Landscape Design, Lawn Care, Weed Identification, Vegetable Gardening, Water Gardening, Herbs, Composting, and many more.
The Montgomery County Master Gardener class generally begins in February, one day a week from 9-2:00 at the Montgomery County Extension office off Atlanta Highway. The fee associated with this class is $125 (Lunch is provided).
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, you may call the local Montgomery office at 270-4133 or download the application form for the 2015 classes using the following link:
Mail to: Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
Eastmont Shopping Center
5340 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Al 36109