The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!
Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I WOULD MAKE A GOOD MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER?
You could be a Master Gardener Volunteer if:
- You want to learn more about plants and gardening.
- You are eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program.
- You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.
- You have the time to attend training and serve your community as a volunteer educator.
For more information about Master Gardener Volunteer programs, contact Chris Penrose at 740-962-4854. Master Gardener classes are held every other year. The next class will be in 2024.
More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at http://mastergardener.osu.edu.