The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.

More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at http://mastergardener.osu.edu.

Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program in Montgomery Co.

Anyone that wants to learn more about plants and gardening, is eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program, enjoys sharing their knowledge with others, has the time to devote to the program and a desire to serve their community may join the program.  Applicants must contact Kim Hupman, Montgomery County Extension Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Extension in the City, at 937-224-9654 ext. 114 or hupman.5@osu.edu then complete the steps listed under Master Gardener Application Process and pay all related fees in order to qualify for the program. 

 

Horticulture Helpline

Samples may be dropped off at the Extension office during business hours, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.