Anyone interested in learning more about nurturing plants and sharing that knowledge with others is a good candidate to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.
Master Gardener volunteers (MGVs) are adults, 18 years and older trained by UW-Madison Division of Extension in many aspects of gardening and horticulture. In return, Master Gardeners volunteer to help with horticultural education programs provided by Extension and a wide variety of community service projects.
Level 1 Training for Milwaukee and Waukesha residents is offered every fall from September through December for 13 consecutive weeks. There are daytime and evening options every year. This course is required to become a certified MGV.
Since this is a volunteer program, in addition to the training course there is a volunteer requirement. To become certified and to re-certify annually, volunteers are required to perform a minimum of 24 hours of volunteer service on approved projects. They must also attend 10 hours of educational programming for continuing education.
To receive a registration brochure for the next Level 1 training course, provide your name, address, phone number, and an email address where you want it sent, by calling (414) 615-0549. Registration begins in early August. We will keep you on the mailing list for 2 years.
For more information, visit the Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners website.