Classes for the 2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Program is scheduled to begin in February on the first Tuesday and run for 9 consecutive weeks.  

The application process has begun in preparation for the 2024 class.  

Those interested in participating in the 2024 class will be asked to complete an application online, which includes the first step of creating an account in our Hands On Connect Volunteer System. Information about the program and a link to the account and application process can be found at Ohio MGV Website   

If you aren't able to complete the application online, and/or would prefer a hard copy, please let the office know. 

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Amy Stone, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator in Lucas County at or by calling at 419-574-0986.

There are informational meetings scheduled Tuesday, November 28, 2023. There will be three options:

9:00 – 10:00 am

1:00 – 2:00 pm

5:00 – 6:00 pm

The meetings will be held in the OSU at TBG Horticulture Office, next to the Rose Garden (5403 Elmer Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43615). Upon entering the garden, follow the main drive to the intersection. Turn right, and then right again. The office will be on your left.

If you are interested in participating in one of the three sessions, please email Amy Stone at indicating the session you prefer. 


If you know which session works best for you, I will add you the calendar.


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.