The Oklahoma County
Master Gardener Program
About the Master Gardener Program
  • It is a volunteer training program conducted by University Extension designed to help county extension centers meet the demands for consumer horticulture information. Master Gardeners take classroom training coordinated by local extension staff with the assistance of state extension specialists located at Oklahoma State University. After classroom training is completed, program participants are involved in an internship program of volunteer service coordinated by local extension centers Volunteer service components vary widely around the state, but in all cases are educational, extension related, and represent the interests of University Extension.
  • Master Gardeners have become a vital part of Extension's ability to provide consumers with up-to-date, research-based information. Master Gardening has also become a popular volunteer activity that gives its participants a sense of community spirit, accomplishment and intellectual stimulation.
Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener?

Call 713-1125
for Information & Application for 2014
Download 2014 application form

Class size is limited. Sign up now

You will receive training in:

Composting
Flower Bed Care
Gardening Insect and Disease Diagnostics/Control
Landscaping
Lawn Care
Pruning
Soil Improvement
Fruit Production
Tree Planting and Care
Other Horticulture Areas

Objective:

To utilize the present skills and knowledge of experienced hobby horticulturists and to train such individuals further in sharing their expertise and knowledge with others in horticulture.  This expertise will be used in assisting the horticulture program at the Oklahoma county OSU Extension Center.  

Program Designed for:

  1. Anyone with a high school degree or equivalent with a genuine interest in horticulture who would enjoy sharing their research-based information with others.

  2. Those interested in learning the latest OSU horticulture research results, techniques, and practices.

  3. Anyone who enjoys fellowship with other gardeners and horticulturists and has an interest in community service.

You Will Receive:

  • Approximately 60 hours of classroom training from OSU State and County Horticulture Specialists in: gardening, lawn care, fruit production, landscaping, tree planting and care, pruning, insect and disease control, pecan production, flower bed care, soil improvement and other horticulture areas.

  • A complete book of OSU Horticulture fact sheets and USDA publications will be provided.

  • Numerous other educational publications and books.

  • May attend all subsequent horticulture short courses at no charge as long as you remain a certified Master Gardener.

    • Skills in teaching others

    • Certificate of graduation.

    Following Training You Will:

    Have 60 hours of internship at the Oklahoma County OSU Extension Horticulture Program answering home horticulture related questions by phone or office visits.

    COST:

    Registration fee is $100., non-refundable, to cover material costs. This fee is not due until after interviews and acceptance into the course. Master Gardeners who have repaid their hours may re-take the course without charge.

     

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  • Call a Master Gardener 405-713-1125
    Mon-Fri  8:00am till 4:30pm

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  • Come by and see a Master Gardener
    at the Okla. County Extension office
    930 N. Portland Ave.
    Okla. City, OK 73107
    Mon-Fri  8:00am till 4:30pm

Oklahoma State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State and Local Governments Cooperating. The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran, and is an equal opportunity employer.