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Steps to Becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in 2023

 

The Tulsa Master Gardener program is looking for active adults that enjoy interacting with people, get along well with others, are life-long learners and are ready, willing and able to volunteer their time to enhance the numerous Master Gardener community outreach programs.

The training program for new Master Gardener Volunteers is offered once a year beginning in September.


We typically have two orientation/information meetings in August at the Extension Office.

The orientations last approximately an hour and will review the requirements to participate in this year’s class, provide an overview of Master Gardener programs and outline the requirements of volunteer hour participation after training is completed. You may attend either session.


Following orientation, interested parties are invited to sign-up for an interview. Interviews will occur shortly thereafter. If accepted into the program, attendance begins on the Wednesday after Labor Day and continues each following Wednesday through the second Wednesday of December from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each Wednesday. The cost for the classes will be $250. Class size is limited to approximately 40 participants.


Classes are taught by OSU professors, horticulturist, and educators.  The following year you are an intern and required to volunteer 70 hours in various aspects of the Master Gardener program. After your intern year and after you have fulfilled your 70 hours of service, you are a full-fledged Master Gardener. Each year moving forward you are required to volunteer 50 hours per year to keep your Master Gardener status. In addition, you are required to attend 10 hours of continuing education per year.


No previous horticultural training or education is required to enter the Master Gardener program—training starts with the basics. You do have to be able to use a computer and have an email address.  Not only do you learn a lot, but you will make new friends, joining the group of over 300 Tulsa County Master Gardeners.


Come to the orientation and learn about the program, it may be the perfect fit for your volunteer activity.


Questions may be emailed to:  mg@tulsamastergardeners.org

Phone inquiries: 918-746-3707

4116 E. 15th Street

Tulsa, OK  74112-6198

(918)746-3701