Master Gardener Volunteer Educators

Become a Master Gardener

The 2019 Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training Program for residents living in Kent and Sussex counties begins on Monday, Sept. 9 through Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.  Classes are held twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.  Most trainings  are scheduled at the Kent County  and Sussex County Extension Office.

Training sessions may require travel to another location to learn with your
fellow trainees from the other two counties. Carpooling is encouraged.

As a member of the 2019 Delaware Master Gardener training class, you are expected
to:

  • complete the course of study,
  • volunteer 40 hours (25 of which will be completed by participating in the Garden Help Line) and,
  • gain an additional 5 hours of advanced training by November 1, 2020

Once accepted, the training fee is $100. Selected applicants will be notified by the county coordinator (preferably by phone). A  University of Delaware background check is required.

Kent County applicants:

Megan Pleasanton, Kent County Extension Educator and Master Gardener Coordinator at (302) 857-6438. Please email this completed form with subject heading “Master Gardener Application” to Megan Pleasanton, Extension Educator, Master Gardener Coordinator, or, mail completed form to:


Kent County MG Training
Attn: Megan Pleasanton
DSU Cooperative Extension
1200 N DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

2019 Master Gardener Application (Kent and Sussex)

Frequently Asked Questions

New Castle County is not offering Master Gardener Training in 2019. 

Contact Carrie Murphy for more information cjmurphy@udel.edu or 302-831-2667.

Sussex County Applicants:

Tracy Wootten, Sussex County Extension Educator and Master Gardener Coordinator at (302) 856-7303. Please email your completed application with the subject heading “Master Gardener Application” to Tracy Wootten,
or mail the completed form to:


Sussex County MG Training
Attn: Tracy Wootten
UD Carvel Research & Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, DE 19947

2019 Master Gardener Application (Kent and Sussex)

Frequently Asked Questions