Who We Are
SINCE 1979, MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN SERVING FLORIDA RESIDENTS THROUGH VOLUNTEERING WITH THE FLORIDA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE.
In return for training, Master Gardener volunteers serve 75 volunteer hours assisting extension agents in providing research based horticulture education to Florida residents. Master Gardener volunteers can renew their certification by participating in 10 learning hours and completing 35 volunteer hours each year. They must also adhere to the Master Gardener policies.
The state office provides guidelines as to what qualifies as a volunteer hour, but the county coordinator provides finally approval of volunteer hours.