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. Training sessions are usually held from April to June.
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 2018 program and will be updated when the next program is scheduled.
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
Criminal Background Procedure