Payne County Master Gardener ProgramThe Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program conducted by University Extension designed to help the extension center meet the demands for consumer horticulture information. Master Gardeners take classroom training coordinated locally by extension staff member, Keith Reed, with the assistance of state extension specialists located at Oklahoma State University. After classroom training is completed, program participants are involved in an internship program of volunteer services coordinated by the county extension center. Volunteer service components are educational, extension related, and represent the interests of University Extension.
Master Gardeners have become a vital part of Extension's ability to provide consumers with up-to-date, research-based information. Master Gardening has also become a popular volunteer activity that gives its participants a sense of community spirit, accomplishment, and intellectual stimulation.
Becoming a Master Gardener
Learn from Master Gardeners
Attend a Tuesday Gardener Series meeting (Sample Videos)
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