The Master Gardener Program

What Is the Master Gardener Program?

Since 1979, the Florida Master Gardener Program has educated gardeners in home horticultural principles. Participants who complete the program are certified as Master Gardeners by the University of Florida Extension Service and are required to volunteer a certain number of hours per year (varies by county).

Working with local Extension agents and program, Master Gardeners have opportunities to participate in organized volunteer activities. They provide a wide variety of volunteer leadership and service to their communities, such as answering questions about gardening, conducting plant clinics, beautifying the community, and promoting environmentally friendly horticultural practices.

Many Master Gardeners exceed the required service hours, some giving over two hundred hours per year. Many also continue in the program beyond the first year because of their passion for gardening and willingness to help others in their community. Read more about the Master Gardener Program and Palm Beach County Master Gardener CO-OP Extension.


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