Master Gardener Volunteer Program

Rock County is Accepting New UW-Madison Extension Master Gardener Volunteers 

Rock County is accepting new UW-Madison Extension Master Volunteers in 2022! For those that are interested in being a part of the statewide Master Gardener Volunteer program contact Julie Hill, Horticulture Outreach Specialist at, to be included in the local open house for new Master Gardener Volunteer candidates. The next step is to enroll in the online course “Foundations in Horticulture-Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin.”

Foundations in Horticulture-Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin is an online course open to all residents of Wisconsin. This virtual class is self-paced so participants can fit it into their schedules and includes videos, readings and interactive activities. New this year are live Q&A webinars with UW-Madison horticulture experts to give participants the best information on improving their gardening skills. Class size is limited to 500 participants. Registration begins July 16 and closes August 13, 2021 or when the class is full. The course opens September 13 and runs through December 11, 2021.

Whether you are a beginner, avid gardener or professional, you and your plants will benefit from this course. For more information, and to register for the course, visit

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