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This is a new website established for Master Gardeners by a Master Gardener to readily share resources with each other as well as the general public. Master Gardeners, please read the Calling all Master Gardeners section below to find out how you can add resources to this website. Research - based resources are provided on many aspects of consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship.


Helpful site navigation hints:

Use Search box in upper right corner then use Control F keys to find words on page. There are over 40 pages on this website.

Garden Hotline topics are listed in the SideBar box in the right-hand column of each page.

For a full page view click the arrow  ►  in upper right corner. This will hide the right-hand column which includes the Navigator and SideBar links to other pages.

Leave a comment or state further resources you use in the Comments box at the bottom of any page of this website. All comments are welcome. Teamwork is needed to expedite the sharing of resources.

For further computer hints read the Computer Hints page.


Gardening Classes

This year's Home Gardeners' School is being held Saturday 12 March 2011 at the Milton Area High School. Pre-registration is required. Read the Home Gardeners' School blog for full details.


Contact your Penn State Cooperative Extension county office to find programs offered by area Master Gardeners.


Click here for free online gardening related courses.


Penn State University Master Gardener Program

"The mission of the Penn State Master Gardener volunteer program is to support the Penn State Cooperative Extension by utilizing research-based information to educate the public on best practices in consumer horticulture and environmental stewardship."


The Master Gardener Program is offered yearly in our area. Participants receive 30+ hours of extensive training in many phases of gardening. The 2010 $100 cost covered a detailed Master Gardener notebook, a 10 power hand lens, and other literature. 50 hours of volunteer time is required in one year prior to earning the title of Master Gardener. Participants dedicate volunteer time to teaching horticultural information based on university research and recommendations. Training and volunteer service are coordinated at the county level by extension educators or trained volunteers. Interested home gardeners can apply through their local county extension office.


To maintain one's position as a Master Gardener one completes 8 hrs of update training and 20 hours of approved volunteer time each year. Master Gardener graduates may audit any class without charge. e-date site for Master Gardeners to report volunteer hours.


Garden Hotline

Do you have questions about vegetable gardens, herb gardens, landscaping, propagation, insects, weeds, native plants, composting, water conservation, wildlife habitat, fruit trees and berries, pruning trees and shrubs, pesticides, plant diseases, and many more...then ask a Master Gardener. Click here to find out how.


Calling all Master Gardeners...

If you would like to add  pages to this website, please click on request access on the right-hand side of any page where it states: To join this workspace request access. This will prompt you to enter your email address. The website administrator will grant access once your status as a Master Gardener is confirmed with your county coordinator so please include that contact information as well. Wikis are easy to use. Detailed instructions are provided at the links in the SideBar in lower right-hand column of any page of this website. Further information pages are accessible in the Master Gardeners folder in the Navigator box in right-hand column of any page. Click on the Master Gardeners folder then the pages listed in this folder. If you have any questions please leave a comment at the bottom of any page for the website administrator. This website was established by a Master Gardener to speed the process of sharing resources throughout the regiion.

Penn State Master Gardener Policy Statement - 10 p document covering many MG guidelines.

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