University of Maryland Extension

Become a Master Gardener

The Maryland Master Gardener vision is a healthier world through environmental stewardship.

Master Gardeners receive 40-50 hours of basic training from University of Maryland and related industry professionals on environmental horticulture, an approach which reduces fertilizer and pesticide use, resulting in improved soil and water quality. Participants then agree to pass on what they have learned by acting as volunteer educators within their communities.

Master Gardeners work on a variety of projects in cooperation with local schools, government agencies, the green industry and civic and environmental organizations. We are always looking to expand our involvement within the community!

Kent County residents receive their Master Gardener training through the Queen Anne's County Extension. For more information about the Master Gardener Program go to Queen Anne's County Master Gardeners.

2019 Basic Training:
February 21- April 27
Thursday evenings, 5:30-8:30pm
Saturday mornings, 9am - noon
Eastern Shore Higher Education Center, Wye Mills
Cost: $200
For more information contact Rachel Rhodes, rjrhodes@umd.edu, 410-758-0166
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