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. It is also a time to make news friends with a common interest with many opportunities with fun and rewarding experiences.
Who we are and what we do:
Women and men interested in gardening and have the time and the desire to learn, to teach positive horticultural practices to homeowners and students, and to help our community.
How to become a Master Gardener:
Submit an application to the Montgomery County Extension Office, pay the required fee, attend the class in the spring, and contribute 50 hours of your time towards horticulture education.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, Garden Pollinators, Weed Identification, Vegetable Gardening, Water Gardening, Herbs, Composting, and many more.
You may call the local Montgomery County Cooperative Extension office at 270-4133 or download the application form for the 2017 classes using the following link:
Mail to: Alabama Cooperative Extension Service
Eastmont Shopping Center
5340 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Al 36109
Why become a Master Gardener:
To do what we love to do (grow plants and learn more about plants and horticultural practices) while helping our local community. Volunteer opportunities include community garden projects, outdoor school projects, educational workshops, helping at our plant sale or by working on any of our projects listed on this website.