Saturday, April 18, 2015
Isabella County Community Development

The Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener Program logoOur Mission

Biological environments are essential to life. Michigan State University is a primary provider of plant research and education, dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of life.

Master Gardener Conference


The Master Gardener program, available to all citizens of Michigan, is designed to develop a cadre of Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) volunteers trained in horticulture. Their knowledge and skills related to basic plant science and home gardening enables these volunteers to improve the quality of life in their communities. This is accomplished by increasing people's appreciation for and use of plants and by providing them with instruction on growing plants using environmentally sound practices.

An individual interested in becoming a Master Gardener must possess the following qualifications:

  • A strong interest in horticulture and home gardening.
  • Willingness and availability to undertake extensive training in consumer horticulture practices.
  • Willingness and ability to provide 40 hours of horticulture-related volunteer community service as approved by MSUE.
  • Ability to communicate and share knowledge effectively and diplomatically with others.
  • Willingness to support MSUE staff in giving citizens up-to-date consumer horticulture information.

For more information on the Michigan Master Gardener Program please click here.

Isabella County Building
MSU Extension - Rm 340
200 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Ph: (989) 317-4079
Fx: (989) 773-1622

Office hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Except holidays