Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program –
This program provides horticultural training to adults who, in turn, volunteer in Jackson County. The goal is to connect people with resources and research-based information to help people better understand horticulture and their environment.

Jackson County UW-Extension is happy to once again be offering Master Gardener General Training in the fall of 2017.  The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program designed for gardeners with some basic knowledge of how plants grow and contribute to our environment.

We are looking for individuals that want to become environmental stewards.  UW-Extension will provide you with horticulture training so that you will go forth to help others: our neighbors, our community; to maintain our biodiversity and our sense of community that comes from gardening.

The Master Gardener training will consist of 36 plus hours of training.  A Master Gardener Volunteer is then required to provide 24 hours of volunteer community service prior to next October.  This could include diagnosing plant problems, volunteering at the county fair, providing gardening tips at the farmers’ market, working in community gardens, and much more.




2017 MGV Brochure


The cost of the program is $100 per participant. A second family member can participate and share course materials for an additional $20. The fee will cover textbook, background check, and class handout materials.  The application forms can be found above. The application forms can be found above.  Make checks payable to UW-Extension and return forms to Jackson County UW-Extension, 227 S 11th St, Black River Falls, WI 54615 at least one week prior to the first class (September 26th)

The class will be held at Jackson County Extension.

If you have any questions about the program please call Trisha Wagner, (715) 284-4257.