Mission: Frederick County Master Gardeners (FCMGs) 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 as part of our requirements.
Our educational services and programs are free, although some programs may require a fee. 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 our large demonstration garden, open to the public); 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 to promote the wellness and mindfulness qualities of plants and gardening; and supporting residents in growing and enjoying ornamental plants. We invite you to learn from our demonstration gardens located around the University of MD Extension building, 330 Montevue Lane, Frederick.
Coordinator: The FCMG Coordinator, Susan Trice, works with FCMG volunteers to answer questions from county residents about home gardening and household pest issues. She also serves as the Frederick County Extension Home Horticulture Educator.
Become a Master Gardener: To become a Frederick County Master Gardener volunteer educator, you must complete in-person training classes, which generally extend over three months. Our 2024 training session is full.
If you are interested in applying for the Class of 2025, please email Susan Trice at email@example.com. You will be informed when enrollment opens and will be sent an application package. Class limit is 25. First come, first served.
Both experienced and inexperienced gardeners are welcome to apply. The unique Master Gardener training utilizes and includes state videos and modules. We also will have hands-on lessons, projects for you to do, and additional requirements to complete by the end of the calendar year.
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
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