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Become a Master Gardener!

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Take these first steps…

  1. Know what it means to be one. It’s very helpful to understand what it means to be an Alabama Master Gardener before you decide to apply for an upcoming Master Gardener Training Course.  Visit the Alabama Cooperative Extension Website  and  Review the Master Gardener Application and Volunteer Service Agreement.
  2. Apply for an upcoming Master Gardener Training Course!  If your reside in Madison, Morgan or Limestone Counties of Alabama, you’ll find specific Information about upcoming courses at the Tri-County Master Gardener Course Page. If you reside in Madison County and need assistance,  please contact us or stop by the Madison County Extension Office at 819 Cook Avenue, Huntsville.

What is the Master Gardener Program? 

The Alabama Master Gardener Program is provided and administered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. It is an educational program to train and certify individuals who, in turn, volunteer their expertise and time in support of the Cooperative Extension effort as well as organizations that foster horticultural science and best practices in local communities.

The 13-week Tri-County Master Gardener Course is offered twice annually for individuals living in Madison, Morgan and Limestone Counties of Alabama. If you live elsewhere in Alabama and are interested in a course near you, visit this site and contact your county Extension Office.

The cost of the course is $140 and includes all study materials. For course details and directions to the Belle Mina Station Research Station off Mooresville Road visit the Tri-County Course Website.  View the syllabus.

The Winter 2017 Class has started and will end in May. Dates and a deadline for registering for the Fall (2017) class have not yet been established. 

Check back here for application deadlines..

When you are ready to Apply? Click here to view and download the application form.

Finished your Application?

Mail or drop off completed, signed applications to:
Madison County Cooperative Extension Office
819 Cook Ave., Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-532-1578  or  e-mail: tricountymastergardener@gmail.com

Note: Accepted applicants will receive a letter in the mail with instructions to complete the required background check

Need more information? Check out the following links and printables

Tri-County Master Gardener Course Website (includes course syllabus, directions to class locations, etc)

Alabama Cooperative Extension System Master Gardener Website