Lake County Master Gardener Program
Florida Master Gardeners are volunteer teachers, trained by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. These volunteers provide Floridians with research-based gardening information that covers planning and maintaining urban, suburban, and rural landscapes and emphasizes environmental stewardship.
Since 1979, the Florida Master Gardener Program has educated gardeners in home horticultural principles. Participants who complete the program are certified as Master Gardeners by the University of Florida Extension Service and are required to volunteer a certain number of hours per year (varies by county).
Working with local Extension agents and program, Master Gardeners have opportunities to participate in organized volunteer activities. They provide a wide variety of volunteer leadership and service to their communities, such as answering questions about gardening, conducting plant clinics, beautifying the community, and promoting environmentally friendly horticultural practices.
The next Lake County Master Gardener Education Program will be held in 2017. Contact the office to apply.