BECOME A MASTER GARDENER!
Contact us today to see if trainee positions are still available.
TRAINING CLASSES BEGIN IN FEBRUARY
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.
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
- 2018 Training Lab Schedule (updated) Feb 13th Propagation Lab has been relocated to the VCE office’s main floor training room.
Want to talk to someone about our training program? Contact the Bedford Cooperative Extension office at 540-586-7675.
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Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. An equal opportunity affirmative action employer. If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Scott Baker at the Bedford Extension Office at 540-586-7675 (TDD number 800-828-1120) during business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.