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Central Kansas District Master Gardeners

Passionate Volunteers needed!

If you are passionate about flowerhorticulture and giving back to our community you’ve come to the right place.  We are seeking new volunteers to help us engage our community with horticulture education.   We want you to use your unique skills and abilities to promote and share horticulture with all those around us.  Are you up for the challenge?  Apply online starting in October 2017!  Or print off and mail in an application.

Extension Master Gardeners

Extension Master Gardener (EMG) is an educational volunteer program sponsored by K-State Research and Extension.

Master Gardeners are K-State Research & Extension volunteers who enjoy cultivating their own plants and gardens while sharing their skills and knowledge to help others grow. Master Gardeners volunteer time in their local communities and in return get support and training from K-State Extension Agents and Specialists.

Want to Become a Master Gardener?

If you have an appreciation for plants and love to watch them grow, why not check out the Central Kansas Extension District Master Gardeners. This fun loving group of Saline and Ottawa Countians takes a serious interest in the plant kingdom. Their activities focus around learning more about plants and the environment so they can share this knowledge to benefit the communities in which they live.

Basic training classes covering a diverse range of horticulture topics are offered in Salina during February and March.  Classes typically meet on Thursdays for 8 weeks from 9 am to 4 pm. Once this course is completed volunteers join right away and begin volunteering on one of our many Master Gardener community projects.  New volunteers contribute 40 hours of service during their first year and become certified Master Gardeners thereafter.

If you are interested in taking the course the first step is to fill out and send in a Master Gardener application form or complete the online application. For questions you can contact our office at 785-309-5850 or email jlgraves@ksu.edu

Important Links

Who are Master Gardeners? / Who can Become a Master Gardner? / Kansas Master Gardener County Programs

Master Gardener Application

Demonstration Garden

2018 Master Gardener Training is coming in February and March 2018

Common Master Gardener Training Topics include:

Basic Botany
Tree and Shrub Care
Soils/Water/Fertilizer/Compost
Fruit Gardening
Wildlife
Fertilizers and Pesticides
Turfgrass Maintenance
Turf Pest Control
Woody Plants (Trees and Shrubs)
Plant Disease Diagnosis/Management
Insect Diagnosis/Management
Vegetable Gardening
Herbaceous Ornamentals
Landscape Design/Right Plant-Right Place