Updated July 20, 2021
Update: MG Training for 2022
Because of continuing COVID-19 impacts, we are still unsure of where, when and how we will offer Master Gardener Training in 2022 except that we still plan to offer it. As a result, we do not know when we’ll begin the application process. To be notified when applications become available, please send an e-mail to Master Gardener Coordinator Howard Voland (email).
Volunteer Master Gardener Training in 2022
Subject to Change
Join over 300 WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener (MG) volunteers in teaching good gardening and related horticulture and environmental stewardship practices to Snohomish County residents while at the same time learning and and having fun working with other like-minded volunteers.
Tuition for this extensive training program (pdf) is expected to be $325 plus a minimum volunteer commitment of 40 hours each year for two years working on designated MG projects within Snohomish County. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and should generally be a resident of Snohomish County. To be notified when applications become available, please send an e-mail to Master Gardener Coordinator Howard Voland (email).
Cost of the training without the volunteer commitment is expected to be $825 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 application information will be available later on the Horticulture Professionals webpage.
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 includes approximately 80 hours of college-level classroom and workshop instruction held once a week. Homework averages 4-6 hours a week during training, which includes all quizzes and the final exam. It is done using the WSU Master Gardener Online Training Program, which requires personal computer, internet, and e-mail access.
- MG Training Topics (pdf)
- About the WSU Master Gardener Program (pdf)
- Washington State University Master Gardener Program (website)
- Or contact Howard Voland (email), Master Gardener Program Coordinator