New: The Extension Master Gardener Program will be offered in the Fall 2018.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the Pulaski County Extension Office 606-679-6361.

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 2018 Master Gardener Program brochure.

     

Lake Cumberland Master GardenersKentucky Extension Master Garden Program - Lake Cumberland

What is a Master Gardener?

A Master Gardener:

  • Has an interest in all types of gardening, such as ornamental or vegetable.
  • Wants to teach others to garden.
  • 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. Fayette County charges $100 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
  • Assiting at Youth Day Camps
  • Assiting and teaching the Junior Master Gardener program
  • 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?

  • Classes are taught every other year (next class will begin in the fall of 2018). 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.

2017 State Master Gardener Conference