Plans continue for the 2023 Master Gardener Volunteer Class. Classes are scheduled to begin in Febraury on the first Tuesday and run for 9 consecutive weeks.  

Applications should be completed online or a hard copy completed and returned by Monday, January 23, 2023 (deadline has been extended from January 9). 

Those interested in participating in the 2023 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   

The classes will be held in collaboration with our neighbor's to the south in Wood County. Various locations will be utilize in the two counties. 

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.

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.