How do I get started?

To participate in Master Gardener training, you must register at the County Extension office offering the program. If you are selected for the Master Gardener program, you will receive 50 hours of classroom horticultural training. You will learn about plant growth, insect and disease control, vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees, shrubs, soils, and environmental issues. The learning then continues during a volunteer internship of an additional 50 hours. Upon completion of the internship you will be certified as an Alabama Master Gardener.