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Wisconsin Master Gardener Program

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Master Gardener Program supports a network of individuals, known as Master Gardeners, dedicated to horticulture education, service, and lifelong learning. Through University research-based horticulture training, Master Gardeners are equipped to address needs and opportunities in their community and throughout the state.  

Training is required to become a Master Gardener. Individuals wanting to become a Wisconsin Master Gardener should participate in a learning opportunity from the Wisconsin Extension Horticulture Program such as a county-based in-person course (limited availability) or sign up for our statewide online course Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening and then must complete the online Master Gardener Onboarding course.  

Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening 

The Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening course teaches participants university research-based methods to successfully grow their plants and manage common pests.

At the end of the course, course participants will be able to:

  • Explain how to select, grow, and maintain the health of different kinds of plants
  • Link gardening practices and biology to preventing plant problems
  • Identify strategies to manage plant problems

The Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program supports Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening as the primary source of horticultural knowledge required for the Master Gardener program.

Master Gardener Program Onboarding

Participating in the Master Gardener Program Onboarding course fulfills the requirements of joining the Extension Master Gardener Program in Wisconsin.

MG Onboarding course participants:

  1. Receive an orientation to the Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension
  2. Learn the program requirements to be a Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of horticulture with the open book entrance exam

Learn More/Join the Mailing List

To learn more about the Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening course, go to https://hort.extension.wisc.edu/foundations-in-gardening/.

For questions about the Master Gardener Program, go to  https://mastergardener.extension.wisc.edu/get-started/.  

To join the mailing list to receive information about future Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening and Master Gardener programs, go to: https://mastergardener.extension.wisc.edu/get-started/. Click on “Sign Up for Updates.”

For specific information about the Waukesha County Master Gardeners, contact Ann Wied at 262-548-7788 or [email protected].

For more information regarding the Master Gardener Program, please contact:

Ann Wied
Consumer Horticulture Educator
Extension Waukesha County
515 W Moreland Blvd AC G22
Waukesha WI 53188
Phone: (262) 548-7788 
Fax: (262) 548-7787
Email: [email protected]

 

Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

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