The Master Gardener Volunteer Program trains volunteers for The Ohio State University Extension in their county to help further the mission of engagement and outreach. Volunteers are trained in consumer horticulture including: annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, soil, botany, turf, insects, diseases and more!
After completing the training classes, each intern must complete 50 hours of service to the program to become a fully certified Ohio State Master Gardener Volunteer. Class series are periodically scheduled through the year, and are announced here on our website and on our Facebook pages for both the Extension office and Master Gardener Volunteers. Follow us so you don't miss out on future class announcements!
Master Gardener Volunteers become leaders and educators in the community tasked with sharing their new knowledge and gardening experience with the public through presentations, informational booths, offering workshops and fun events, and always providing research based, unbiased reliable information.
If this sounds like you, please contact the Extension office to learn more about this rewarding program! Champaign County Extension AgNR Educator Amanda Douridas is the point of contact for this program. You can either email Amanda, or call her directly at 937-772-6012 to obtain additional information on joining the MGV team.
A new MGV training class will be starting October 2021. Click here for an application packet.