Time is running out!
Trainee Orientation will be on Wednesday, February 1st.
It is computer-based with a series of ten top notch hands-on labs.
Contact us today to see if trainee positions are still available.
Membership with the VCE-Bedford Area Master Gardener Association (BAMGA) offers an opportunity to join a proactive group of volunteers who love gardening and sharing their knowledge with others. To be eligible for membership, an individual must be either a Certified Master Gardener or a Master Gardener Intern. For certification, Master Gardeners must complete an initial Training Program.
TRAINING CLASSES BEGIN DURING THE FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY
Love plants? Want to learn, share and do more? Our Master Gardener Class will provide training in a wide variety of horticultural areas including insects, plant disease, turf care, fruits, vegetables, ornamentals and much more. Anyone with an interest in gardening and a desire to volunteer is encouraged to apply.
*This class is computer based with a series of ten ‘hands-on’ labs. Students have up to six months to complete the independent study modules, quizzes and final exam. Students participate in a minimum of five of the ten hands-on labs. Instructors include Extension Agents, Horticulture Professionals, veteran Master Gardeners, as well as specialists from VT. The final requirement is 50 hours of volunteer service in Master Gardener projects within one year of completing the theory part of the course. Bedford Area Extension Master Gardener membership has weekday, evening and Saturday projects, providing extensive volunteer opportunities. Want to talk to someone about our training program? Call 540-586-7675.
- Virginia Master Gardener Brochure
- Contact us
START DATE: First week in February. Class cost is $135. Details explained in the “J” section of the application form. Applications received after that date must pay $150 for the course. See links below for more information and application/registration.
If you have any questions, please contact the Bedford Cooperative Extension office at 540-586-7675. Ask to leave a message for the Master Gardener training coordinator.
- Bedford Extension Master Gardener Application Form
- 2017 MG Training_Course Overview
- 2017 MasterGardener Training Lab Schedule UPDATED: the New Trainee Orientation time has been changed to 9-11am on Feb 1st.