Master Gardeners has returned to Gadsden County. After an anticipated wait, the Gadsden County Extension Office has reopened the Master Gardener Program.
The Master Gardener program, typically offered through universities in the United States and Canada, provides intensive horticultural training to individuals who then volunteer as Master Gardeners in their communities by giving lectures, creating gardens, conducting research, and many other projects.
The purpose of the Gadsden County Extension Master Gardener Program is to train volunteers to be effective community educators in gardening and environmental stewardship. Master Gardeners provide information generated from research at Florida A&M University, University of Florida, and other university systems. They will work directly with the Master Gardener Coordinator who trains, manages, and directs them. In the future, Gadsden County will lean on the efforts of the Master Gardeners as they work to enrich classroom education in local elementary schools, maintain several landscapes, and organize a variety of workshops.
Master Gardeners also enhance communities through demonstration gardens and donations of produce. Gadsden County citizens will learn to grow their own food and become more self-sufficient with the help of Master Gardeners. Whatever the priority need may be, if it can be addressed through gardening, Gadsden County Extension Master Gardener volunteers are there to serve as part of the solution.