Master Gardener Volunteer Educators
Become a Master Gardener
The next Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Statewide Training Program for residents living in New Castle, Kent or Sussex counties is planned for Fall 2023. Classes are held twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Most trainings will be held via Zoom. Some training sessions will require travel to other locations within the three counties. Please view the detailed instructions for your residential county, as some details will differ.
As a member of the Delaware Master Gardener training class, you are expected
- complete the course of study,
- volunteer 40 hours and,
- gain an additional 5 hours of advanced training by the defined deadline.
If you are accepted into the training class, the training fee is $150. Selected applicants will be notified by the county coordinator (preferably by phone). A University of Delaware background check is also required.
Kent County applicants:
For more information please contact Megan Pleasanton shown above. Please complete the online application form below. Once submitted, you will receive a reciept.
New Castle County Applicants:
For more information please contact Carrie Murphy shown above. Please complete the online applicaiton form below. Once submitted, you will receive a reciept.
Sussex County Applicants:
For more information please contact Tracy Wootten shown above. Please complete the online appliction form below. Once submitted, you will recieve a reciept.