UGA Extension Office

Master Gardeners

Master Gardener Extension Volunteers


Our next Master Gardener training class will start in January 2024. If you are interested in applying, please click the link below to sign up for an info session.  You need to attend one information session to pick up an application.  This is open to DeKalb County residents only. 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 beginning of January through the end of March.  However, the application process for the training is held in the fall prior to the training.  Interested applicants should inquire about the application procedures and deadlines through their local county extension office. 

For more updates, like and follow the DeKalb County Master Gardener Facebook page


Information Session Link


Master Gardener Contact
Sarah Brodd
Sarah BroddAgriculture & Natural Resources ANR Agent smiths@uga.edu404-298-4094