Breaking News - there was not enough interest to hold a MGV class in 2019. Efforts are underway to offer additional consumer horticulture classes later this winter, spring and summer for the public which will hopefully lead to a full class in 2020. Stay tuned to this website and our Facebook page to promote upcoming programs for the public. 

 

Click here for a 2019 MGV Application and additional information.

Plans for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Program are taking shape and scheduled to begin February 2019. Contact Amy Stone at stone.91@osu.edu

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 lucascountymastergardener@gmail.com


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 http://mastergardener.osu.edu.

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