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Palm Beach County Master Gardener Program



The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener volunteer program benefits the citizens of Florida. The program relies on dedicated well trained volunteers who have an interest in gardening and giving back to their communities. The Master Gardener 16 week educational program covers a range of gardening topics including botany, right plant right place, soils, vegetables, integrated pest management, pruning, irrigation, propagation, water conservation and requires a 4 hour internship answering plant problem questions from the public in the PBC Extension Service office.


Become a Master Gardener

This volunteer training program is a 16 week commitment beginning consecutive Wednesdays August 31, 2016 to December 14, 2016 8:30AM-3:30PM classes are held at the PBC Cooperative Extension Service 531 North Military Trail WPB. University of Florida specialists, County Extension faculty, Industry professionals and Master Gardeners conduct the volunteer training. Volunteers in training are required to volunteer 4 hours on call in the West Palm Beach Hotline office and another 8 hours volunteering for the Cooperative Extension Service during their training. Master Gardener graduates are also required to volunteer 75 hours the first year and 35 hours each year after that to stay certified. The trainee cost for the program is $199 which includes PBC Florida Master Gardener Training materials, polo Shirt, graduation certificate and University of Florida Master Gardener identification name tag and id card.

The Palm Beach County Master Gardener Volunteer Program is open to Palm Beach County residents who have an interest in gardening and willing to help serve Cooperative Extension by sharing their gardening knowledge and skills to help others in our community. Send completed applications to Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service attention: Master Gardener Coordinator Deborah Levulis 531 North Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33415-1311. Call 561-233-1759 for information on the Palm Beach County Master Gardener Volunteer Program.

UF Master Gardener Program

pdf MasterGardener application

pdfMaster Gardener Program Policies and Guidelines



Master Gardener Class


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Fall 2016 Training Program begins
August 31, 2016!


Master Gardener Fall 2016
Class Schedule


Contact Us


Master Gardener Volunteer Program
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
FAX: 561-233-1782

Master Gardener Hotline
South County


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