Master It: Links to State Master Gardener Programs
Courses for the Master Gardener Program in nearby Vermont just began, and I feel that familiar desire to “go back to school,” just for a little while, and for information I will use daily. If this describes you, then you might want to check out master gardener programs in your own area.
These are volunteer training courses run through the cooperative extension services of your state university. The curricula usually cover home vegetable gardening and a lot more. I took the liberty of updating this list of state master gardener program websites — if these fail you, then check out extension.org’s list of state master gardener coordinators for more detailed contact information.
If you have personal experience with a master gardener program, I’d love to hear about it: How much of a time commitment did it require? Are you actively volunteering in your community now, or consistently using the skills in your own garden?