Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Manitowoc County Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Master Gardener Volunteers are trained volunteers who help communities better understand horticulture. This national program was introduced in Wisconsin in 1977.

The Master Gardener Volunteer training began in Manitowoc County in September, 1994. The goal of the program is to educate and encourage volunteers to help the public with their horticulture inquiries. Benefits of the program include:

  • new interests
  • new skills
  • opportunities
  • friendships
  • leadership
  • education

The purpose of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Program is to provide unbiased, research-based horticultural information to the citizens of Wisconsin through Master Gardener volunteers. Master Gardener Volunteers receive training in horticulture through the University of Wisconsin Extension. In return for their training, Master Gardeners volunteer in  horticulture programs and projects which enhance the community.

Who Can Join?
Any individual 18 or older can participate in the Master Gardener Volunteer Program. No previous experience or training is necessary.

How To Become A Certified Master Gardener Volunteer

For more information: If you’re ready to get involved, contact any Master Gardener Volunteer or your Manitowoc County UW-Extension office at 920-683-4167.

Master Gardeners Executive Board

President – Steve Lankton
Vice President – Eileen Kummer
Secretary – Mary Bergner
Treasurer – Mary Shimon

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