UGA Extension Office

Becoming a Master Gardener

Becoming a Master Gardener


The application process begins early September every year for DeKalb County. We all work together to manage the training program but we all recruit and select our own volunteer trainees so you must apply in the county where you reside.

To be sure you are on our mail list for application information, contact us any time and make sure we have your home mailing address and your email. Contact is made by early September to let interested clientele know about the application process and the training schedule for the upcoming class.

Training Timeline

Early September: Application process begins. Contact local offices early about the application process.

Early to mid-October: All applications due back for DeKalb Extension program.

Late October to early November: Applicants are notified about their application status by mail.

December: New trainees are invited to a pre-orientation luncheon (DeKalb only).

First week of January: One day per week to reduce travel; Thirteen (13) consecutive Wednesdays includes:

Early April: Training concludes and you attend a half day county orientation to prepare you for your volunteer duties.

April through April of the following year - Trainees are scheduled to complete your 50 hours of volunteer time as per your agreement.. 

Please contact Sarah, if you would like additional information:

Sarah Brodd

MG Coordinator

(404) 298-4094