Master Gardener Volunteer Training & Home Horticulture Classes in Yavapai County
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide educational information to Cooperative Extension clientele.
Course topics include basic botany; climate and soils; composting; water and irrigation; ecosystems and native plants; plant selection, planting, staking and pruning; woody plants (fruit and ornamentals); vegetables and annuals; weed management; wildlife damage control; plant diseases; entomology; integrated pest management and pesticide safety.The primary focus of the volunteer work is providing science-based horticultural information to the community. Some examples of volunteer work are:
- staffing horticulture help lines in the Cooperative Extension offices
- giving talks, demonstrations, etc. to groups
- sharing horticulture information at festivals, farmers' markets, etc.
- assisting students in school wildlife habitats
- providing horticultural advice to individuals, groups, and establishment
2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Training -Applications were due by December 1, 2023. If you have questions or would like to receive an application for the 2025 class, which will be held in Prescott, please email Mary Barnes at email@example.com
2024 Home Horticulture Class
This 7-session evening Zoom class is a condensed version of the Master Gardener Volunteer training for those who want to learn science-based horticulture practices without having the volunteering requirement. The class will be held one evening a week in September and October. The application will be available in August. If you would like to receive an application when it is available please email Mary Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org