Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?
Become a Master Gardener™ in 2022!
Gardening education and advice is needed now more than ever. The OSU Extension Master Gardener program is training new community educators in 2022, who will help provide advice and support for Oregon’s growing community of gardeners. Due to the COVID pandemic, training new Master Gardeners was put on hold for 2021—but that doesn’t mean we took a year off. We’ve updated and redesigned how we deliver the program, making it accessible to more Oregonians and more reflective of community needs for training a new cohort of gardening education volunteers.
Master Gardener volunteer training is conducted by local county OSU Extension offices, with support and guidance by the statewide office. Master Gardener trainees will be able to access online classes and participate in local, in-person workshops. Fees for the training program have been reduced, and many local Master Gardener Associations are making scholarships available to partially cover the costs of training. More flexible options for meeting volunteer service requirements are also available in 2022.