UGA Extension Office

Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Extension Volunteers


The fall 2022 training classes are full.  If you are interested in applying for the 2023 training, please contact us to sign up for an information session held next May.  Please contact Sarah Brodd if you have any questions: or (404) 298-4080.

Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are trained every year and veterans receive additional training to keep them current on horticultural issues. These volunteers assist us in all areas of our program and help us handle a large volume of citizen information requests. Demonstration sites on composting, conservation and gardening are available for citizens to visit county-wide.

Master Gardener training is “THE” training for all who are interested in volunteerism and serving our communities. This twenty-two (22) part series is offered once a year, and it provides fifty (50) hours of training for a small fee and your commitment to return fifty hours of volunteer service. The volunteer hours are spent assisting the Extension office with its educational efforts.

Each year we offer this training series between the end of August through mid-November.  However, the application process for these classes closes out in May.  Interested applicants should inquire about the application procedures and deadlines through their local county extension office. 

For those interested in the School Master Gardener Program, becoming a Master Gardener, as well as information for our current Veteran Master Gardeners. Check out what our volunteers do on the Master Gardener project sites page.


Master Gardener Contact
Sarah Brodd
Sarah BroddAgriculture & Natural Resources ANR Agent smiths@uga.edu404-298-4080