Mission: Frederick County Master Gardeners (FCMG) educate area residents about safe, effective practices that build healthy gardens, landscapes and communities. We are volunteers trained by the University of Maryland Extension, and we are required to complete at least 10 hours of continuing education each year.
Most of our services and programs are free. We offer seminars and workshops, answer gardening questions, and inform county residents through community outreach.
We focus on the following program areas: providing assistance in starting and sustaining food gardens (including maintaining a large demonstration garden); promoting awareness of garden practices that protect water quality and safeguard pollinators (including certification of yards as Bay-Wise and Pollinator-Friendly); engaging and educating young people through schools and youth groups; offering therapeutic gardening activities in care facilities; and supporting residents to grow and enjoy ornamental plants.
Coordinator: The FCMG Coordinator, Susan Trice, works with FCMG volunteers to answer questions from county residents about home gardening and household pest issues. [Link to Services/Ask a Master Gardener] She also serves as the Frederick County Extension Home Horticulture Educator.
Become a Master Gardener: Master Gardener training is offered annually. The next session in Frederick County will be scheduled in winter 2022, at a cost of $250. You don’t need to be an experienced gardener to participate. Classes are taught by University of Maryland faculty and other experts. Find more information on the Extension Master Gardener webpage.
Susan Trice, Master Gardener Coordinator, Horticulture Educator
Frederick County Extension, Principal Agent Associate
330 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
301-600-1596 or firstname.lastname@example.org