Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program
2012 Master Gardener Graduates
Are you interested in helping residents of underserved communities in Los Angeles County learn how to grow their own food? Do you have experience in volunteer work? If you answered YES to both, you may be interested in our UC Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program in Los Angeles County. The training classes are held every spring.
The application process starts in mid-November and ends in January. The main criteria for acceptance are:
1) prior community service, 2) knowledge of gardening basics, 3) passion for helping gardeners in underserved areas, 4) experience making public presentations, 5) experience working with people of diverse backgrounds, and 6) demonstrated ability in starting and completing projects.
To receive more information on our Los Angeles County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program, please join one or both of our e-lists.
Once trained and certified, UC Master Gardeners provide free gardening workshops and technical expertise to approximately 100 community gardens, hundreds of school gardens and many senior and homeless shelter gardens throughout Los Angeles County.
Our Master Gardener Program is one of many throughout California. If you live in another county, please click here to find a program near you.
If you just want some great gardening instruction, register for one of our Grow LA Victory Garden Initiative community classes. Organized and led by our Master Gardeners, they are held at many locations throughout the county.
Got Gardening & Pest Questions?
Master Gardener Helpline!
UC Integrated Pest Management Program
UCCE Garden Information Series (brochures)
California Master Gardener Program