University of Maryland Extension

Become a Master Gardener

How to Become a Master Gardener 

Do you enjoy gardening and want to share your knowledge by educating & volunteering in the community? Take this course to become a Maryland Master Gardener in Charles County! The sessions are taught by University of Maryland Extension specialists, educators and other horticulture professionals.

Course participants must then complete 40 hours of volunteer service with the program to become Master Gardeners. The course covers a range of topics related to plants, gardening and the environment. See the 2020 class flyer. To get an idea of the topics covered, see the 2018 class schedule.

2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Basic Training course:

What: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb 4 - April 7, 2020, 6 - 9 pm

Where? UME Charles County, 9501 Crain Highway, Bel Alton, MD 20611

Cost? $180/person - incl. Master Gardener Handbook & course materials

Who should apply? Any adult interested in gardening & volunteering

How to apply? download, complete, sign and return the Volunteer Application or stop by the UME Charles County office for hardcopy. All applicants will be contacted for a brief follow-up phone interview. 

If you require special assistance to participate, contact 
Luke Gustafson at 301-539-3047 by Jan. 6, 2020.

For additional information on becoming a Master Gardener volunteer or on the program overall, click here. If you have questions regarding the Master Gardener Program in Charles County, please contact the Extension office at 301-539-3047 or email Luke Gustafson.

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