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 

***Please note the application is a fillable form, but you CANNOT save the form data on your computer unless you have the full version of Adobe Acrobat installed. Be sure to print the completed application BEFORE you exit out of the program to avoid loosing the form data.***

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

Application Deadline: October 31, 2022

  • Applicant Selection by November 15, 2022
  • 2023 Class Schedule: Jan 6 - March 17 2023 Training Location: Canton, Cartersville, and digital
  • If Selected: Program fee is $225 due by Nov 30, 2022

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:

  • Bartow County Extension - (770) 387-5142
  • Cherokee County Extension - (770) 721-7803
  • Pickens County Extension - (706) 253-8840
  • Cobb County Extension - (770) 528-4070
  • Paulding County Extension - (770) 443-7616
  • Forsyth County Extension - (770) 887-2418
  • Gordon County Extension - (706) 629-8685
  • Fulton County Extension -   (404) 613-7670

Address & Phone

1130 Bluffs Parkway Suite, G-45

Canton, Georgia 30114

Phone: (770) 721-7803

Fax: (678) 493-6111