Master Gardeners are active volunteers for the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension. We provide outreach and education to communities throughout Maricopa County. Master Gardener volunteers help bring the University’s science-based information on plants, gardens and landscapes to the public.
What do Master Gardeners do?
Examples of volunteer activities:
- Public speaking and education about plants, gardens and landscapes
- Offering “Ask A Master Gardener” information at events and garden shows
- Staffing the Plant Help Desk to answer plant questions from the public
- Providing horticultural advice to community and demonstration gardens
- Mentoring Master Gardeners in training
- Helping maintain the demonstration garden and landscape at the Cooperative Extension Office
- Serving on committees and projects which support the Master Gardener Program
How do I become a Master Gardener volunteer?
Trainees complete a 17-week Training Course and 50 volunteer hours to certify as Maricopa County Master Gardeners.
We also offer a Home Horticulture Course based on the same curriculum, but without a volunteering component. Completion of the Home Horticulture Course provides a certificate of completion but does not lead to becoming a Master Gardener.
For more Information and to apply: