Level 1 Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Garden enthusiasts interested in learning more about horticulture and who have an interest in volunteering in their local communities should consider taking the Level 1 UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training program. This program is a gateway to learning for personal growth, and a mission to volunteer through community events, school projects, outreach, and UW-Extension activities.
Please indicate an interest by calling the Spooner Agriculture Research Station (715-635-3735) and providing your name and contact information for the next training session.
In Wisconsin, the Master Gardener training is facilitated through county UW-Extension offices. Training includes a mixture of classroom instruction, online learning activities, at-home reading, hands-on activities and field trips. Anyone 18 years old or older can be a Master Gardener Volunteer, and no previous experience is required. Being a Master Gardener Volunteer isn’t all about plants. It’s also about working with people such as youth, the elderly, and differently-abled folks. More information is available in these brochures and on the Level 1 training website (where you can see all the online modules.) The information below is from the 2019 program.
UW-Extension Master Gardener Program Brochure
North Country Master Gardener Volunteers
Level 1 Training Website
Application to Become an UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer
UW-Extension Volunteer Behavior Expectations Form (a new online system will replace this soon)
Criminal Background Procedure (a new online system will replace this soon)