Becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer.
The Master Gardener Volunteer training program is open to anyone wanting to increase their knowledge on a wide array of horticultural topics and is open to residents from any county in Ohio.
Our Clinton County Master Gardeners play an important role in our community helping with beautification projects at the parks, working with Habitat for Humanity, the local libraries youth education programs as well sponsoring such events as the annual plant sale and horticulture workshops in May, and support of several Clinton County businesses.
Master Gardener Volunteers also help in the Clinton County extension office answering gardening questions. They provide educational presentations to garden clubs, can assist with 4-H youth garden projects, write garden columns for the newspaper and also host and conduct many other educational meetings and workshops for homeowners to participate in.
OSU Extension Clinton and Greene Counties will be hosting a joint Master Gardener educational program this winter.
The classes will be offered on Thursday’s from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as a hybrid of online learning, Zoom, and face to face discussion with hands-on activities beginning February 3 and concluding April 28, 2022
Becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer is an option for each individual intern. If you would like to become certified as a Master Gardener, after completing the program and final exam, individuals will be asked to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours. Individuals volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for area residents through OSU Extension.
An application, references, background check and fingerprinting are required for all OSU Volunteers.
The cost for the entire course is $175.00 per person if registered on or before November 20, 2021. For Application form or for more information contact the Clinton County Extension office at 937-382-0901
L. Tony Nye
College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
Ohio State University Extension
State Coordinator for Small Farm Programs
Clinton Extension Educator
Agriculture & Natural Resources
111 S. Nelson Avenue, Suite 2
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Phone (937) 382-0901
Cell (740) 606-0031