Become a Master Gardener!

Want to learn more about gardening?

Looking to make a difference by volunteering in your community?

If you’ve answered yes, then we want you!

This year’s Master Gardener Training class is a 12-week virtual course starting August 16th – November 18th. Canvas course class assignments will be completed on your schedule before the required Wednesday evening classes via Zoom from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There will be optional in-person hands-on field trips.

Upon graduation the participant will return 50 hours of service to their local Virginia Cooperative Extension by participating in various Master Gardener services to the community such as answering horticulture questions at the help desk, conducting educational programs, leading a team, or providing support to other Master Gardeners in many other areas. To maintain Master Gardener Status after the first year, each volunteer must complete 20 hours of service to the community and 8 hours of continuing education.

Course fee: Cost is $160. The application process is open from April 28 -July 7th. Course fee includes a digital version of the training manual and a non-refundable background check fee of $12.50. To receive a hard copy of the manual, there is an additional fee of $55.00 to be paid during registration.

Space is limited, so sign up early!

YORK COUNTY/POQUOSON Online Registration

Visit the website in your locality for the Online Application link. Payment by debit/credit card only.