UGA Extension-Walton County

New Master Gardener Classes Beginning January 2017…

The Georgia Master Gardeners Program is a volunteer training program that connects gardeners with their communities. They work alongside UGA extension agents to help them teach Georgians how to become healthier, more productive, and environmentally responsible. Master Gardeners are men and women, young and old, who possess a wide array of talents, come from diverse backgrounds, and represent a variety of professions. They are connected by their passion for gardening and their love for their communities.

8882548You don’t have to know a lot about gardening to apply.

Some basic experience and knowledge is preferable, but we are looking for enthusiastic people who want to learn and to volunteer. What do Master Gardeners Learn?   Master Gardeners receive more than 40 hours of hands-on and classroom instruction in horticulture and related fields. Classes are taught by UGA Extension Agents, specialists, and UGA professors.  Upon Completion of the 3 month program, and the required 50 hours of volunteer work in their community, participants will become UGA Certified Master Gardeners.

  • New Classes for 2017 begin January 3rd, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00am-11:30am at Walton EMC auditorium located on Hwy 78.
  • Cost is $150 for books and instructional materials for the class and will be due in November upon acceptance to the program.
  • Applications can be obtained at the Walton County Extension office located at 100 N. Broad Street, Monroe, GA 30655 or via the website at offices/walton.html
  • Deadline for application submission: November 1st

If you have any questions please call the Walton County Extension office at 770-267-1324