The Extension Master Gardener Program will be offered in the Winter/Spring 2022 

  2022 MG Program

    

   

N E W !! 2022 Master Gardener Program Application

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

Cost for the program is $75

     

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 2022

(Sessions 9am to noon each day, Pulaski Co Extension office)

February 16 -- Introduction to Extension

February 23 -- Botany

March 2 -- Soils

March 9 -- Plant Pathology

March 16 -- Entomology

March 23 -- Pesticide Safety, IPM, 

March 30 -- Plant Propagation

April 6 -- Turf

April 13 -- Fruits

April 20 -- Vegetables

April 27 -- Flowers

May 4-- 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 winter/spring 2022) 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 Beth.Wilson@uky.edu if you'd like to be put on the email list for Master Gardener Program notification.