Master Gardeners

JEFFERSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER LEVEL 1 TRAINING CLASS was cancelled due to COVID-19.


Would you like to learn more about gardening and landscaping? If so, consider registering for the Master Gardener Volunteer Level 1 Training Program offered through Extension, Jefferson County Office.

The 14-week Level 1 Master Gardener Volunteer Training is typically held on Monday evenings generally from 6-8 p.m. Some classes will go until 9 p.m. A mandatory orientation class will be offered at the beginning of the class. Training sessions will be held at the Extension, Jefferson County Office located at 864 Collins Road in Jefferson. The program cost is $125. The training is open to the general public although participants must be at least 18 years of age. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Must have 10 participants for the class to be held; class size is limited to 30 participants.

The Training Program will include presentations, labs and activities, field trips and online activities/homework on a wide range of topics such as: plants, soils, weeds, wildlife, entomology, plant pathology, gardening practices, herbaceous ornamentals, vegetables, fruits, lawns among others.

Successful completion of the training program is the first step to becoming a Certified Master Gardener Volunteer and a member of the Jefferson County and Wisconsin Master Gardener Associations. In exchange for training, participants share their time and knowledge in their local communities by completing 24 hours of approved garden related volunteer service before October 1 of each year. This can be easily accomplished through working on local community projects, providing educational assistance and training or answering horticultural questions referred to you. Jefferson County Certified Master Gardener Volunteers work at local public gardens, nursing homes, community beautification projects, local foods education, home show exhibits, county fair and much more!

For more information about the Jefferson County Master Gardener Volunteer Level 1 Training Program, contact the Extension, Jefferson County Office at 920-674-7295 or email kimb@jeffersoncountywi.gov.

Master Gardener Volunteer 2021 Course Application (Will be published towards end of 2020)


JEFFERSON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION

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