Click here for a 2018 MGV Application and additional information.

Plans for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Program are taking shape.  Participants will be learning from experts in the field and will soon joined the seasoned volunteers to be ambassadors in the county.  MGVs help answer the thousands of questions that come into the Extension Office locally.  They educate the public about proper gardening techiniques and identify pests that they encounter.  If you have a question that you would like a Master Gardener Volunteer to answer, please call the Horticulture Hotline at 419-578-6783 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am - 1 pm.  Questions can also be emailed to

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.

More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at

For more information about the Lucas County Master Gardener Volunteer Program, contact our horticulture office at 419-578-6783.