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Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Who We Are

The UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers who serve under the direction of the Horticulture Extension Agent. There are currently more than 100 Master Gardener volunteers who dedicate their time and knowledge to help citizens. Their mission is to educate residents on how to design, plant and care for their plants and landscapes using Florida-Friendly Landscaping principles.

Want to learn more about becoming a UF/IFAS Marion County Master Gardener? See below

Master Gardener 2024 FAQ

Master Gardener 2024 Info Session Presentation

Now accepting new Master Gardener applications for the class of 2024. Deadline to apply is May 31. 

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Request a Master Gardener Speaker

Jeremy Rhoden
Horticulture Agent & Master Gardener Coordinator 
Ph: 352-671-8400

Amanda Marek
Florida-Friendly Landscaping Coordinator
Ph: 352-671-8412

Visit Amanda's Blog Here! 


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