UGA Extension Office

Hall County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

UGA Extension Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

Master Gardener Extension 

Volunteer Training

Grow with us!

Now accepting applications for 2021 class.

Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are representatives of the University of Georgia Extension. As a volunteer you assist Extension staff with community programs relating to horticulture and the environment. You don’t need to know everything about gardening – you’ll learn more and more as you participate in the program. 

You do need to have an interest in learning and giving back to your community. With your Master Gardener certificate you will be working with Hall County Extension to deliver timely, research-based information.

MGEV Mission Statement

Our 2021 Class will be held virtually via Zoom each Tuesday and Thursday from January 5th through March 30th from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. Cost for course is $240.

The 42-hour training course includes classes on

  • Soil & Plant Nutrition
  • Botany
  • Plant Physiology
  • Entomology
  • Integrated Pest & Pollinator Management
  • Lawn Care & Turf Grass Management
  • Weed Management
  • Science of Planting Trees & Tree Care
  • Vegetables
  • Ornamentals, Herbaceous and Woody Plants
  • Native Plants
  • Invasive Plant Management
  • Principles of Organic Gardening
  • Pollinators
  • Landscape Design, Site Analysis & Planting
  • Composting
  • Water Wise Landscape & Rain Water Harvesting
  • Fruit Gardening

After MGEV candidates successfully complete the classroom portion of the training, they must contribute 50 hours of volunteer service to Hall County Master Gardener program and Extension projects within 12 months. To remain a current, active MGEV, volunteers contribute 25 hours of volunteer service and are encouraged to complete 6 hours of continuing education.

The Georgia Master Gardener Program is focused on education in five state initiatives areas:

Master Gardeners State Initiatives

Wondering if this program is right for you? Before requesting an application, read more:

About Master Gardeners

Hall County Master Gardener outreach

Applications are being accepted until October 30th. Please contact UGA Extension Hall County office at 770-535-8293 or email if you have further questions regarding the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program or would like to receive an application.

Applicants must also complete a University of Georgia Volunteer Agreement and background screening.

Check out our website:

ANR Staff

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Also check out UGA's

Center for Urban Agriculture


MGEV Volunteer Links



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