2019 Master Gardener General Training

2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Master Gardener Volunteer Training  is designed to provide student volunteers a solid foundation in many aspects of horticulture to assist in their community service activities. Click here for more information about the Dane County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.
In Dane County, a Monday evening class (6:00-9:00PM) will be offered consisting of 17 sessions on the following dates:
  • February 25
  • March 4, 11, 19, 25
  • April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • May 6, 13, 20
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24



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The Master Gardener Volunteer Course, on average, requires at least 6 hours of weekly time commitment from February through August 2019  (including some weekend hours). In addition to studying and attending class, the course also requires a minimum of 24 community volunteer service hours to be certified as a Master Gardener Volunteer.
Students are allowed to miss four classes and still graduate. Students must attend an orientation session before registration to be accepted into the program.
Course fee is $260.00.

Master Gardener Volunteer Timesheet

2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Brochure

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Subjects covered in the 17-session Level 1 training course include (not necessarily in this order):

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Orientation
  • Plant Anatomy and Taxonomy
  • Plant Propagation
  • Soils and Composting
  • Introduction to Plant Diseases
  • Insects
  • Introduction to Weed ID and Invasive Plants
  • Tree Planting and Pruning
  • Introduction to Vegetables, Vegetable Diseases, Insects
  • Perennial Flowers
  • Annual Flowers, Lawn Care
  • Fruit Trees, Phenology
  • Organic Vegetable Techniques
  • Houseplants
  • Native Plants and Pollinators
  • Landscape Design, Plant Processes
  • Wildlife, Pesticide Safety

All classes are held at the Dane County Extension Office at 5201 Fen Oak Dr on Madison’s east side off Agriculture Drive near Stoughton Road and the Beltline. Rm A/B 1st floor.