Thank you for your interest in the 2022 WSU Thurston County Master Gardener Training.
On this page you will find details for the 2022 WSU Master Gardener Training, and important information on the application process.
Application process for the 2022 WSU Master Gardener Training
The application process to be considered for the 2022 WSU Master Gardener Training involves three steps as outlined below. Acceptance letters will be sent out to applicants that successfully complete and pass all 3 steps.
The training class does have a cap and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If there is still room, the very last date to submit your volunteer application is 5pm on Friday, December 10, 2021. You must be 18 years old or over to apply.
The information provided in your application and the meet and greet will help determine if the WSU Master Gardener program is a good fit.
The WSU Master Gardener Program requires a significant time commitment. To help you decide if it will be a good fit for your life, we suggest that you watch the pre-orientation video before applying. The pre-orientation video will provide an overview of what it takes to be a WSU Master Gardener volunteer including program expectations, as well as all the benefits of being a WSU Master Gardener volunteer.
2022 WSU Extension Thurston County Master Gardener Training Details
WSU Master Gardener Training involves approximately 75 hours of instruction over 20 weeks, starting on January 28, 2022 and ending on June 10, 2022. Classes will be help virtually on Zoom and in-person, with additional learning to be done at home between classes. Each WSU Master Gardener trainee is assigned a mentor to assist them in the education process.
In between classes, trainees can expect an average 2 to 3 hours of homework per week, including reading chapters from the WSU Master Gardener Manual, using the online training system to complete interactive activities, and completing assignments that reinforce concepts discussed in the classroom. You will also be expected to complete online quizzes that are multiple choice, open book, and graded pass/fail. Quizzes are taken for retention of new material and are done at home using your own computer.