Escambia County Master Gardeners
The Escambia County Master Gardener volunteer program supports the outreach mission of Escambia County Extension Service by utilizing research-based information to educate the community on best practices in sustainable horticultural and environmental stewardship.
Escambia County Master Gardeners Endowment
Community Educational Outreach
Volunteers develop and teach informative and hands-on sessions for the public on a wide variety of topics including pests, local plants, and Florida friendly gardening practices. See the calendar on our homepage to sign up for a program at the Extension office or at various sites in the community.
Volunteers also create educational materials and videos on seasonal topics to introduce plants or help address a common landscape issue.
Volunteers develop and maintain nine garden areas that showcase plants for Escambia County and common horticulture practices. Areas also include problems common in our area. Many classes use the gardens to demonstrate practices for both homeowners and professionals. Gardens are open to the public M-F 8:00 - 4:30 and during special scheduled events.
Plant Diagnostics and Recommendations
Master Gardeners are available to help the public determine plant problems and proper courses of action to improve plant health. Recommendations are also provided in the office, by phone, or at plant clinics about plant selection.
Volunteers lead educational experiences related to gardening and environmental science for school and community youth.