Oklahoma Master Gardener Program
|The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program conducted by University Extension designed to help county extension centers meet the demands for consumer horticulture information. Master Gardeners take classroom training coordinated by local extension staff with the assistance of state extension specialists located at Oklahoma State University. After classroom training is completed, program participants are involved in an internship program of volunteer services coordinated by local extension centers. Volunteer service components vary widely around the state, but in all cases are educational, extension related, and represent the interests of University Extension.|
Master Gardeners have become a vital part of Extension's ability to provide consumers with up-to-date, research-based information. Master Gardening has also become a popular volunteer activity that gives its participants a sense of community spirit, accomplishment, and intellectual stimulation.
Becoming a Master Gardener
NEW: The Oklahoma Master Gardener Volunteer Reporting System
The Oklahoma Master Gardener Program On-Line Volunteer Reporting System is a convenient way to report your volunteer service hours, continuing education hours, and other activities from anywhere you have access to a computer. The system allows you to create and review your record of Master Gardener volunteer activities and to communicate these to your local Master Gardener Program faculty member, coordinator, and/or staff.
June 13 & 14, 2013: "Picture Yourself in a Country Garden," 2013 Oklahoma Master Gardener Continuing Education Conference, El Reno, OK. Robert E. Lyons from the University of Delaware and Director of the Longwood's Graduate Program is the featured keynote speaker. Thursday evening's reception will be held at the historical Darlington Chapel and Chapel Creek Winery, Redlands Community College, El Reno, OK.