Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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-Extension in many aspects of gardening and horticulture.  In return, Master Gardeners volunteer to help with horticultural education programs of the UW-Extension and a wide variety of community service pojects.

Level 1 Training for Milwaukee and Waukesha residents is required to become a certified MGV.  It is offered every fall from September through December for 13 consecutive weeks.  There is a daytime and an evening option every year.

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 get on the mailing list for the next Level 1 training course for Master Gardener volunteers, please provide your name, address, phone number, and an email address where we can send a registration brochure for the next class.  Registration begins in early August.  We will keep you on the mailing list for 2 years.  Email Betsy Vokac or call (414) 256-4672.

For more information, visit the Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners website.

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