Gardener Training to Begin

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 Master Gardener Volunteer.

Prospective volunteers do not need any prior horticultural expertise prior to training. Volunteers will need to:

• Complete 36 hours of education coursework. The training course will be offered beginning in January and continue throughout the winter months. 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.

• Pass an open-book exam at the end of the program.

After successfully completing these requirements participants will be certified as Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteers through the UW Extension Master Gardener Program and become a member of DCMGA.

Application materials can be found at, or picked up at the UW Extension office in the Government Center at 421 Nebraska Street in Sturgeon Bay. The completed application forms need to be returned to that office by Nov. 25 at noon. For more information call Gary Kemp at 608.963.8705.