UGA Extension Office

Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program

Barrow County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer 


UGA Extension - Barrow County is excited to offer a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer training in 2022  

Thank you for your interest in the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program! Its purpose is to assist UGA Extension by training volunteer educators to provide current horticultural information through community service and educational gardening projects using applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia. If you are interested in joining a class of gardeners working together to grow a better community, this is the program for you!

Our Master Gardener training program is new to Barrow County. Once trained, volunteers will take part in multiple projects that reach out to the community, teaching about horticulture and gardening, answering garden-related questions, and more! 

The dates for the 2022 course are March 7- May 27. Online modules may be accessed at the participant's convenience, and topics will be assigned each week. In addition to online learning, trainees will attend four in-person workshops to develop horticulture skills. Workshops will be held April 15, April 29, May 13, and May 27 from 1:00-5:00. All workshops will be held in Winder, though the location will vary. 

The course fee is $150. This covers the Georgia Master Gardener handbook, course materials, name tags, and a certificate of completion. Complete the forms in the application packet below to apply. You will receive follow-up communication from the county Extension office. Applications can be submitted to the Barrow County Extension office in person or e-mailed to Please return your completed application by February 11. If selected for participation in the MGEV program, you will be notified by the local Extension office by February 18. Program fees are due February 25. 

The Georgia Master Gardener® Program offers many opportunities to make new friends and enhance your horticultural expertise while becoming involved in fulfilling community service activities. We look forward to receiving your application! To find out more about the 2022 training and complete the necessary forms, open the application packet. Please also look over the application checklist before turning in your application.

The MGEV program is coordinated by Alicia Holloway, the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barrow County. For questions about the program, e-mail her at, or call the office at 770-307-3029.