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Become a Master Gardener

We offer Level 1 Training once a year, in Spring. Graduates of Level 1 are able to immediately begin volunteering for our core projects. Once they complete their required annual of volunteer service and continuing education, they receive certification as a Master Gardener. To maintain certification, Master Gardeners must contribute at least 20 volunteer hours and 10 hours of continuing education annually.

Cost of Level 1 Training: $150. The course spans approximately 14 weeks. It includes multi-media presentations, hand-on exercises and lectures by the experts. Students will receive a Master Gardener Manual and access to online materials.

Orientation for Level 1 Training will be February 11, 2020, with the once-weekly sessions beginning March 10, 2020.  Training will be held primarily in Cedarburg, at the Ozaukee County Fairgrounds Pavilion.  We will cap enrollment to no more than 26 students. 


The waiting list for our Spring 2020 class is now closed. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for future classes, please contact us.

Master Gardeners volunteer at venues such as the Ozaukee County Fair to share their knowledge and expertise,.