Information about the Master Gardener program
Becoming a Master Gardener
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, it is recommend that you come to a few meetings as a guest – get to know the Master Gardeners and what we are all about. We enjoy having guests attend and often have several guests at each meeting! We meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 1106 Spring Street in Mountain Home, on the second Thursday of most months. Check our meeting schedule.
Before you can become a Master Gardener, you will need to complete 40 hours of training and pass an examination. Contact the Baxter County Cooperative Extension Office at 425-2335 to register and to get more information. The class is offered once each year in the fall. A fee is charged which includes the training, the U of A Master Gardener Handbook and the first year’s dues for group membership.
Once you have passed the examination, you are officially designated a Master Gardener. To remain an active Master Gardener, you will be required to pay annual dues and to meet minimum required volunteer and learning hours each year. We make it pretty easy for you to meet these requirements, but they will take some degree of commitment on your behalf.
Thanks for your interest in Master Gardeners. We'll be looking forward to meeting you at one of our meetings.