The Master Gardener Program is a cooperative effort between community volunteers and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension staff to provide unbiased horticultural information to the residents of Barnstable County. Working with Master Gardener volunteers, Extension can expand its ability to provide quality information to the residents of Barnstable County through an array of horticultural programs.
Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have previous gardening experience. They come from all walks of life and are willing to learn about horticulture and share that research-based information with others.
Becoming A Master Gardener
Candidates for the program will be chosen through an interview process from the pool of applicants. Once selected the candidates will participate in a training program that will prepare them in becoming Master Gardeners. Upon graduating from the program the candidates will then be required to give back to the program in volunteer hours (largely spent on the plant clinic and hotline).
Master Gardener Programs Include:
Plant Clinic & Hotline
Continuing Ed Conference
Master Gardener Scholarship
Annual Plant Sale
Soil Test Clinics
Community Outreach & Education
Request a Master Gardener
To make a request for a speaker to speak to your organization or group, please fill out the information on the form by clicking on the link below.
The Master Gardener’s information table is where we answer gardening questions and have handouts available on various current horticultural topics.
The Master Gardener’s may participate at community events where our Horticultural message can be an integral part of the event theme. We reserve the right to cancel within one week of the event if staffing by the Master Gardeners is not available.
NOTE: REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE MONTH PRIOR TO EVENT.
Master Gardeners enhance the economy and environment through horticultural education.
Master Gardeners use applied research and the research resources of the University of Massachusetts.
Master Gardeners connect people with their environment by helping them find sound management practices for home and urban natural resources.
Master Gardeners create and maintain an aesthetically pleasing environment.
Master Gardeners promote well-being through people/plant interactions and horticulture therapy.
Master Gardeners contribute to a safe, abundant food supply through home fruit and vegetable production.
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