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Benefits of becoming a Master Gardener:

  • quality of horticulture/gardening information you will gain
  • classmates are like minded and share your love of caring for plants and vegetable gardening
  • help improve your garden and landscape 
  • helping others
  • possible volunteer opportunities with 4-H Programs, gardening programs at schools, and at your Extension Office
  • access to Extension Trainers, facilities and informational resources

Basic Requirements:

  • complete a Master Gardener Volunteer Application (Application Form)
  • enroll in a Florida Master Gardener training (Eventbrite Registration)
  • complete a background check
  • complete 78 hours of classroom and garden training
  • complete 75 volunteer hours through the Franklin or Wakulla Extension Office by March 2022 (volunteer hours include work in Extension gardens, approved community and school garden projects, 4-H programs, etc)

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Program Lead

Dr. Patrick Williams (Pat), UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension
850-926-3931 Office

Email: Franklin Master Gardeners

Other Contacts

Erik Lovestrand and/or Michelle Huber, UF/IFAS Franklin County Extension
850-653-9337 Office

Email: Franklin Master Gardeners