The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.

More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at

Huron County Extension currently finished training a new class of Master Gardener Volunteer candidates. Candidates obtain full volunteer status upon completion of 50 hours of community service. Huron County Master Gardener Volunteers are currently 60 members strong and have documented more than 10,000 volunteer hours over the past two years; that is a contribution of over $220,000 to the Huron County community!