Master Gardener Training


2015 Master Gardening Training Applications!

Master Gardener Training Class

How do I become a Master Gardener?

Master Gardeners (MGs) are volunteers trained by OSU Extension Service agents and specialists. To become an OSU Master Gardener, you must complete the training program, pass a final examination following training, and volunteer a specified number of hours of public service through the Master Gardener program.

What will I learn?

Through the Master Gardener Training program volunteers receive training in botany, soil science, insect and disease identification and control, care and culture of ornamental plants, small fruits, lawns, home orchards and vegetables, and diagnosis of plant problems.

When and Where?

In 2015, classes will be held January 7th through March 18th on Wednesdays from 9am to 4pm.

The Polk County Master Gardener Trainings are held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dallas. Click here for map and directions.

How do I get more information?

Apply NOW!

We are currently taking applications for the 2015 training class!  Turn yours in soon to reserve your spot.  The deadline to apply is December 12th, 2014. 

Contact Alisha at or 503-623-8395 for more information.