How to Become a Master Gardener
Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by the University of California whose mission is to help others garden successfully. Applicants receive about 50 hours training in Horticulture and are expected to serve 50 hours of volunteer service answering gardening questions of the public and working in our projects.
Since 2019 we've been conducting classes using a hybrid online/in-person model to make the course more accessible to working members of the community, and to keep costs as low as possible.
Our next training class will be in 2023.
We've closed applications for the 2021 training class. We offer MG training classes in odd-numbered years, so look for our next class in 2023.
If you have questions about joining our program please contact us. You can sign up below to get on our mailing list.
The survey below adds you to our mailing list. It is not a Master Gardener application form.
Sign Up for Our Mailing List
Thanks for your interest! The UCCE maintains a mailing list of individuals interested in receiving news of upcoming workshops and activities related to gardening and food preservation. Please complete the form below to be added to our mailing list(s). Your contact information will not be shared with any other agency or organization.
We also have a blog - The Backyard Gardener - that publishes seasonal articles on gardening. You may visit The Backyard Gardener blog here, where you have the option to subscribe to the blog and receive updates when new articles are published.
Thanks for your interest in our programs!
Our Office Location
Our office is located in east end of the Inyo County Services building, next to the IMAH thrift store.
UC Cooperative Extension / Farm Advisor
207 West South Street
Bishop, California 93514
Note: If the front door is closed, please dial "7854" to enter.
For questions about gardening or the Master Gardener program in general, please feel free to use our help line any time.
MG Helpline: (760) 872-2098
If you have questions about an upcoming event or your registration for a class or training, you should call the main line at Farm Advisor's office during business hours.
Farm Advisor's Office: (760) 873-7854