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Become a Master Gardener!

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About the Colorado Master Gardener Program

Applications are accepted annually in the Fall for the program. Those selected for the program will receive approximately 66 hours of college-level horticulture instruction covering topics such as:

    • plant growth and development
    • soils and plant nutrition
    • insects
    • disease and plant diagnosis
    • turf management
    • vegetable
    • fruits

Between April and October each year, first year Master Gardeners volunteer 50 hours of time working with Larimer County Extension. Volunteer hours are spent:

    • plant issues
    • insects and diseases
    • answering gardening questions
    • working on various projects such as,
      • farmers' markets
      • home and garden shows
      • presenting programs to community groups
      • writing gardening articles for local and regional newspapers

Contact Us

Alison O'Connor, PhD
970-498-6000
astoven@larimer.org