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Become a Master Gardener

Delaware Master Gardeners engaged in a session focused on Pest and Disease Identification.


Congratulations to our 2017 Master Gardener class.

This year’s training program is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from September 6 through November 29.  In New Castle County, the sessions are scheduled from 1-4 pm.  In Kent and Sussex Counties, the sessions are scheduled from 9 am to 12:30 pm.  Most training will be held at your county Extension Office. Some training sessions will require travel to another location to learn with your fellow trainees from the other two counties. Carpooling is encouraged.  As a member of the 2017 Delaware Master Gardener training class, you are expected to complete the course of study, volunteer 40 hours, and gain an additional 5 hours of advanced training by November 1, 2018, to become a Master Gardener.  Please reference the Frequently Asked Questions document for additional information.

Interested in becoming a Master Gardener? Contact your Master Gardener County Coordinator for more information:

New Castle County :  Carrie Murphy, cjmurphy@udel.edu, (302) 831-2506

Kent County: Megan Pleasanton, mpleasanton@desu.edu, (302) 857-6438

Sussex County: Tracy Wootten, wootten@udel.edu, (302) 856-7303