Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Yavapai County
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who provide educational information to Cooperative Extension clientele.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 establishments
2023 Master Gardener Volunteer Training - Applications are no longer being accepted for this 2023 class.
2023 Home Horticulture Class
This class is for those who want to learn science-based practices for gardening in the high desert but not make the volunteer commitment. The course will be a condensed version of the same principles taught in the Master Gardener Volunteer training. Examples of topics: irrigation, composting, planting/staking, wildlife, garden insects, vegetable gardening, weed management.
- Attend a seven-week class (between August and October 2023 – dates to be determined)
- 2-hour classes will be held in the evenings via Zoom
- Pay non-refundable fee of $125 when accepted into the class
- Class will be limited to 40 attendees
- Applications will be available in June 2023. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list to receive information in June please email Mary Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org
2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Training - The Master Gardener Volunteer training will be held somewhere in the Verde area, beginning in February 2024. The day of the week will depend on the venue availability. Applications will be available in November 2023. If you would like to receive an application in November please email Mary Barnes at email@example.com