UGA Extension Office

Troup County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

Who are Master Gardeners?

The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer education program offered through county offices of UGA Extension. Through this program, individuals are trained and certified in horticulture and related areas to assist their County Extension Agent. These volunteers help others through horticultural projects that benefit the community.

What do we do?

Master Gardeners bring the latest horticultural information and practices from the world of research to their communities' landscape and gardens.

The concept of Master Gardener volunteer training began more than 25 years ago. Overwhelmed by requests for gardening information, Seattle Extension agents recruited home gardeners. In exchange for specialized training in horticulture, these gardeners made a commitment to spend time doing volunteer outreach work.

Georgia MASTER GARDENER Volunteers Are:

Motivated to share their knowledge and expertise.
Accessible to other Master Gardeners, Extension professionals, and the public.
Service-oriented to enhance their communities and the environment.
Trained by Cooperative Extension in current horticultural practices.
Excited about meeting other people who enjoy gardening.
Research ambassadors who provide cutting-edge horticultural information to consumers.


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