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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as:

  • answering gardening questions from the public
  • conducting plant clinics
  • gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons
  • beautifying the community
  • and developing community or demonstration gardens.

More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at


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Master Gardner Training Classes

OSU Extension is hosting a Southern Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer Training class that will host multiple counties in one location. Brown, Clermont, and Clinton are the host and you don’t have to be from those counties to participate.

When is the next training? Beginning May 31 and ending August 9, classes will be held every Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. –12 p.m., with an hour lunch break, then 1 p.m. -4:00 p.m. You will be required to attend all the classes listed to complete the required 50 hours of training.

Where will classes be hosted? Training will be offered in-person Wednesdays at Southern State Community College, 351 Brooks-Malott Road, Mt. Orab, OH 45154

Dates of: May 31, orientation 5:30-8p

Wednesday’s June 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9

Is there a cost for the training? Yes, the class costs $200.00 plus the cost of a required background check. The background check can be done upon acceptance into the class.

Registration Deadline May 17, 2023

Use the link or QR code below to register and pay by cash, check, or credit card.

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