2020 WSU Master Gardener Training Enrollment Now Open
July 12 - December 31$295 – $795
Join over 350 WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener volunteers in teaching good gardening and environmental stewardship practices to county residents while at the same time learning and and having fun working with other like-minded volunteers.
Training focuses on familiarization and learning how to use resources to research, educate, mentor, and answer horticulture questions for the general public in a collaborative environment. With that in mind, all quizzes and exams are open book and can be re-taken. No memorization is required.
Training involves approximately 80 hours of classroom and workshop instruction held weekly from the second Thursday in January through March. Classes are held at the Extension Education Center at 600 – 128th Street in South Everett from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Homework, including all quizzes and the final exam, is done through the WSU Master Gardener Online Training Program using your home computer and averages 4-6 hours a week during training.
Tuition for this extensive training program is $295 plus a minimum volunteer commitment of 40 hours each year for two years working on designated MG projects. Applications for the 2020 MG Training Class are now available here.
Cost of the training without the volunteer commitment is $795 for a limited number of full-tuition students, which are usually, but not limited to, horticultural professionals who don’t have the time for volunteering. Full-tuition applications are available on the Horticulture Professionals page.