The Extension Master Gardener Program will be offered in the Fall 2021. 

Master Gardener 2021  



N E W !! 2021 Master Gardener Program Application

              Please print out the application and read through carefully. Fill it out completely.

Cost for the program is $75





2021 TENTATIVE Fall Master Gardener Schedule

September 24        Introduction/Extension/Program Sharing

October 1               Botany 

October 8               Soils / Composting

October 15             Plant Pathology

October 22            Plant Propagation

October 29            Entomology     

November 5          Fruits or Vegetables

November 12        Pesticide Safety / IPM / Organics

November 19         Fruits or Vegetables

December 3          Flowers

December 10       Turf

December 17       Woody Plants

***Schedule subject to change due to COVID-19***

Master Gardener Program

The Master Gardener Program is alive and well in Pulaski County. The program started in 2000 and we have an excellent group of active Master Gardeners doing good things all over Pulaski Co and surrounding counties. For more information, take a look at the 2021 Master Gardener Program brochure


Lake Cumberland Master GardenersKentucky Extension Master Garden Program - Lake Cumberland



December 2020

Master Gardeners donate to God's Food Pantry

Lake Cumberland Master Gardeners donate to God's Food Pantry. Funds were raised from selling tulip bulbs from the state capitol grounds. Pictured L-R: Sabrina Harris (LCMGA president), Nina Joplin (LCMGA treasurer), Celeste Logsdon (LCMGA member), Rodney Cassada (Liaison between LCMGA and the office of Kentucky's First Lady), and Brenda Russell (God's Food Pantry Executive Director)




What is a Master Gardener?

A Master Gardener:

  • Has an interest in all types of gardening, such as ornamental or vegetable.
  • Wants to share their love of green with others.
  • Is trained by Cooperative Extension personnel.

What Does a Master Gardener Do?

Master Gardeners help County Extension Agents reach more residents who have gardening problems by:

  • Supplying a variety of educational projects related to gardening.
  • Teaching Horticulture to beginning gardeners.
  • Using special talents, such as writing, photography, and drawing to benefit others.
  • Answering gardening questions at Extension Offices during regular phone hours.
  • Working information booths at community events and malls.

How Do I Become a Master Gardener?

  • You become a Master Gardener by successfully completing the training program and then voluntering your time.

How are Master Gardeners Trained?

  • Master Gardener training classes are conducted by Cooperative Extension Service specialists, agents, and other professional personnel.

Master Gardeners are Trained In……

  • Botany, Entomology, Pesticide Use and Safety, Plant Pathology, Soils and Fertilizers, Volunteerism, Flower Gardening, Fruit and Vegetable Gardening, Lawn Care, Organic Gardening, Tree and Shrub Care.

How Much Does the Training Cost?

  • The cost of the Master Gardener Training program varies from county to county. Pulaski County charges $80 to cover the cost of supplies and literature used in the training, which the Master Gardener keeps as reference materials.
What Current Volunteer Opportunities are Available?
  • Cancer Center Garden
  • City beautification projects
  • Demonstration Gardens at the Pulaski County Extension office
  • Children's Garden at the Library
  • Assisting at Youth Day Camps
  • Assisting and teaching the Junior Master Gardener program
  • Assisting with and teaching the 4H Horticulture Judging team
  • Farmers Market Booth
  • Educational talks to local civic clubs and organizations
  • Committee or officer work for the Lake Cumberland Master Gardener Association

How Do I Enroll?

  • The program is offered every year (next program will be offered fall 2021) but often there are not enough enrolled, therefore Pulaski County's program is more like every other year. Application forms will be available at the Pulaski County Extension office and on this website.

Email if you'd like to be put on the email list for Master Gardener Program notification.