ANSWER: Becoming a Certified Master Gardener requires 40 hours the first year (20 the years after) of volunteer work. If you don't do the volunteer work and get certified then you can't call yourself a Certified Master Gardener.
Become an official Volunteer Master Gardener. After fulfilling all of the EMG program requirements, you will receive a certificate of completion—this certificate states that you are a certified Volunteer Master Gardener. Your certification is good for one year and must be renewed annually. Part 3
If you’d rather be working in your own garden rather than volunteering for the government, don’t become a Master Gardener. They usually require a lot of volunteer hours to keep your title. If you aren’t really a fan of toxic ornamentals, chemical gardening and perfectly manicured landscapes, the Master Gardener thing will frustrate you.
2 days ago · Training as a Master Gardener Volunteer will prepare you for volunteer work under the direction of UF/IFAS Wakulla/Franklin County Master Gardener Coordinator, Dr. Pat Williams. You will become a volunteer for the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and will be providing services to the residents of
To become certified, master gardeners undergo 10 to 12 weeks of training during winter months — albeit only once a week — followed by a monthslong …
To become a certified Master Gardener participants must complete the initial training class and donate 20 hours of volunteer service during the class session and an additional 30 volunteer hours within one year of graduation.
Photo courtesy of ACES Mobile Master Gardeners Alice Marty, Joe Pippin, Ken Helton and Tom Heagle attending Mississippi State Extension Seminar. By Melissa Wold Mobile County Master GardenerLast modified: February 21 2021