2017 Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Training

Are you one of the many garden enthusiasts who visited The Garden Door, a display garden located at the UW Peninsula Research Station in Sturgeon Bay, this summer and wondered how you could get involved in the group that maintains such a beautiful Door County resource?

The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA), under the guidance of the UW-Extension System, will offer a training program this winter for anyone wanting to become a certified Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer.

To qualify, you’ll need to:

  • Complete 36 hours of education coursework. The training course begins Jan. 4, 2017 and is held every Wednesday night through March 29, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, at Crossroads in Sturgeon Bay. These classes are primarily discussions of resource materials as well as shared experiences by experts and DCMGA members, lectures, labs and hands-on workshops. There is a fee for training materials.
  • Put in 24 hours of volunteer time for the association in a variety of ways.
  • Pass an exam at the end of the program.
  • Have a genuine interest in gardening and a commitment to service to the community.

After you have successfully completed those requirements you will be certified as a Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer through the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program and become a member of DCMGA.

For more information and application materials visit or pick them up at the UW-Extension office in the Government Center at 421 Nebraska in Sturgeon Bay. The completed application forms are due Nov. 29, 2016.

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