UGA Extension Office

Become a Cherokee County Master Gardener

Is becoming a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer for you?

Ask yourself these questions:

· Do I want to learn more about plants, growing things, and gardening?

· Am I eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program?

· Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?

· Do I have enough time to attend the training & complete my volunteer work?


To Apply: Download Master Gardener application here 

  •  2019 Class Schedule:           February 4th through March 18th  
  •                                                   Monday/Thursday Classes
  •                                                    9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.


  •  Training Location:                Bartow County Extension Office 
    •                                            Stiles Auditorium
    •                                            320 West Cherokee Ave.
    •                                            Cartersville, GA 30120


Or contact us at (770) 721-7803 to request application and supporting documents listed above.


The purpose of the Georgia Master Gardener® program is to assist Cooperative

Extension by training Master Gardener Volunteers to provide current horticultural

information through community service and educational gardening projects using

applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia.


If there is a Master Gardener Volunteer Program in your area, you can obtain an

application through your local County Extension Office. The only requirement is that you

have an interest in some aspect of gardening education and, at the conclusion of

training, are willing to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service to the county

Extension program.


Acceptance of applicants is based upon local county program needs. Upon acceptance,

applicants are notified of the location and time that classes will take place. A reduced

fee is charged in exchange for volunteer service to a county Extension program. To

graduate, class attendance is required and you must pass a mid-term and final exam.


The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program is coordinated in each county by an

Extension agent, and each applicant is responsible to him/her for all classes, volunteer

work, etc. Master Gardener Extension Volunteers promote, inform, and work with local

communities by:


· Answering gardening questions at county fairs, garden centers, flower shows,

libraries, farmer's markets, garden centers, and in the Extension office.

· Designing & installing community landscape & beautification projects.

· Identifying plant cultural problems, insects, & diseases for homeowners.

· Teaching communities how to conserve & enjoy their natural resources.

· Education others about gardening through local seminars.


For more information about the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, contact

your local County Extension office:


Cherokee County Extension Office

1130 Bluffs Parkway Suite, G-49

Canton, Georgia 30114

Phone: (770) 721-7803

Fax: (678) 493-6111