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About the Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program

The mission of the Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteer program is to train a core of volunteers to assist the county agent in delivering information to residents on how to design, plant and care for their plants and landscapes in a Florida-Friendly way. Master Gardener Volunteers offer education to the citizens of Pinellas County on environmentally sound Florida Friendly Landscape practices. 

Volunteer training is held each fall from late August-early December. Applications are taken online in the winter/spring of each year. Look here in January/February for details to apply to the next training cohort (2024). Thank you!

Read issues of our quarterly Master Gardener magazine "The Dirt":

The Dirt April 2023

The Dirt January 2023

The Dirt October 2022

The Dirt June 2022

The Dirt April 2022

The Dirt January 2022

The Dirt October 2021

The Dirt June 2021

The Dirt April 2021

The Dirt January 2021

The Dirt October 2020

The Dirt July 2020

The Dirt April 2020

The Dirt January 2020

The Dirt October 2019

The Dirt June 2019

The Dirt April 2019

The Dirt January 2019

The Dirt October 2018

The Dirt July 2018

The Dirt April 2018

The Dirt January 2018

The Dirt October 2017

The Dirt August 2017

The Dirt April 2017

The Dirt January 2017

The Dirt Sept 2016

The Dirt July 2016

The Dirt Jan 2016

The Dirt Oct 2015

The Dirt July 2015

The Dirt April 2015


Theresa Badurek

Urban Horticulture Extension Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator
UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County