York County Master Gardener Training

All in person classes for 2017 are done.

Our Mission

The Nebraska Master Gardener program extends the outreach of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) by providing volunteers with research-based horticulture education, which prepares them to share their knowledge with the citizens of the State.

The Nebraska Master Gardener Program

The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture related volunteer training program based in many counties throughout the state. It has been part of UNL Extension since 1976. Master Gardener volunteers are trained by UNL Extension faculty and staff. They contribute time as volunteers working through their local Extension office to provide horticulture-related information to their community. More specifically, they provide education about sustainable horticultural practices. Participants are required to complete 40 hours of training and 40 hours of volunteer service during the initial year of their involvement in the program. Master Gardener volunteers retain their certification through annual training and volunteering.

How to become a Master Gardener

Classes are held once a year, beginning sometime between January and March.  Participants who want to become a Master Gardener, are required to complete 40  hours of training and 40 hours of volunteer service during the initial year of their involvement in the program.  EMG volunteers retain their certification throught annual training and volunteering.  Contact Jenny Rees at the York County Extension Office 402-362-5508 or jrees2@unl.edu.

Cost is $125 for New Master Gardeners
             $5 per individual session for anyone
             $20 for all sessions for anyone