Become a Master Gardener
Are you interested in becoming a Glenn County Master Gardener?
As part of our training program, applicants attend a 18-week series of classes in plant science, soils, water management, vegetable gardening, entomology, integrated pest management, home orchard, turf grass, pathology, weeds, pest control and more. Classes are taught by experts in their fields, including UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and Specialists.
After passing a written examination and completing a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service, the Master Gardener is certified. To maintain your affiliation with the University Master Gardeners, you need to complete 12 hours of continuing education yearly and continue to volunteer 25 hours per year.
The cost of the training program is $200 and will be collected once applicants are accepted into the program. The fee covers the cost of educational materials, such as the Master Gardener Handbook and other UC ANR publications used in the training. In addition to the class fee, applicants must pass a Department of Justice Background Live Scan Test, the cost is approximately $40.
The Application Period for the January 2022 Master Gardener Training Class has closed.
The next class will be offered in early 2024, the application period for the 2024 class will be in Fall 2023.