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Douglas County Master Gardeners provide useful information to help your gardening efforts all year long. Through the Douglas County Extension Office, trained volunteers are available to answer horticulture questions about vegetable gardening, flowers, trees, shrubs, lawns, pruning, watering, plant disease and diagnosis, insect problems, composting, and environmental concerns.

Volunteers are no longer staffing the office. Volunteers are available via email year-round to answer all of your gardening and home horticulture questions! Please email dcmgardenr@gmail.com for help.

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Douglas County Master Gardeners are also available to give talks to community groups on a variety of gardening topics. We are available to speak on flower or vegetable gardening, landscaping, xeriscaping, houseplant care, turf management, insect and weed control, and other home horticulture subjects. The materials contained in presentations are the most up-to-date, research-based information from Colorado State University. Local Douglas County climate and garden conditions are also targeted.

Become a Master Gardener

Colorado County Master Gardener Enrollment

If you are a Douglas County resident interested in gardening, educational outreach, and volunteering this program may be a great fit for you! See details below and contact Katie Dunker or Andie Wommack at the CSU Extension Office if you have further questions. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Enrollment Options and Class Information

Colorado Master Gardener Volunteer

The Colorado Master Gardening (CMG) training program requires a fall application and interview followed by winter and spring training classes. Tuition for CMG Volunteer training in 2019 was $170 plus a commitment to complete at least 50 hours of volunteer work the first year.

Applications should become available in September. If you would like to be added to our notification list, please contact Katie Dunker.

As a volunteer, you’ll assist Douglas County Extension staff and fellow Colorado Master Gardeners in delivering research-based information about home gardening to Douglas County residents. To maintain your CMG status on a yearly basis, you’ll be required to pay nominal yearly dues and complete additional volunteer hours (typically 24 hours) and continuing education classes offered through CSU and the community.

Colorado Gardener Certificate Student

Individuals interested in completing Master Gardener training without a volunteer commitment may enroll for the coursework under the Colorado Gardener Certificate, CGC, enrollment option. The Colorado Gardener Certificate program requires a fall application followed by winter and spring training classes. Tuition without a volunteer commitment in 2018 was $530. Individuals who were not selected as CMG volunteers may enroll as Colorado Gardener Certificate students. Applications should become available in September. If you would like to be added to our notification list, please contact Katie Dunker.

CMG/CGC Certification

Students who are accepted into the Colorado Master Gardener program and complete the required volunteer commitment, become Colorado Master Gardeners. The title Colorado Master Gardener is a registered service mark of Colorado State University Extension. It is used to identify volunteers serving in official CSU Extension activities. It may not be used to infer credentials, imply endorsement of a private business, or used on marketing materials of a business. Students who choose the Colorado Gardener Certificate option will not become Colorado Master Gardeners upon completion of the training.

Colorado Master Gardener Volunteers and Colorado Gardener Certificate students both receive the Colorado Gardener Certificate, which may be displayed in a place of business and used in business marketing.

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CMG/CGC Classes

As an accepted CMG/CGC student, you’ll complete a curriculum that includes ten weeks (60 hours) of classroom instruction. Classes are held January through April through a combination of in-person (weekday 9AM-4PM with a lunch break) and online classes. We anticipate five in-person classes and five online classes for the 2019 program. Some variations may occur in the basic schedule to accommodate local needs. Contact the Douglas County Extension office for specific details.

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Master Gardener Resources

It is time to submit your renewal paperwork if you want to continue in the program! You must pay your dues by January 31, 2019 to continue in the program. Dues paid after December 31, 2018 will incur a $10 late fee.

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Course Date/TimeTopicAdditional Information
Online TrainingExtension Master Gardener (EMG) Social Media Training Site – Learn how to communicate through Social MediaLearn More
Online Training"Pesticides, People, and Pollinators: Answers to tricky pesticide questions for Master Gardeners" Watch Here
2/16/2019 8:00AM - 4:00PMLandscaping with Colorado Native Plants ConferenceLearn More
2/16/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AMTagawa: How to Prepare for Spring: Part 1Learn More
2/16/2019 12:00PM - 1:15PMTagawa: Principles of Xeriscape 7: MaintenanceLearn More
2/23/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AMTagawa: How to Prepare for Spring: Part 2Learn More
2/23/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PMTagawa: Gardening for PollinatorsLearn More
2/24/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PMTagawa: Combating Japanese BeetleLearn More
2/24/2019 2:00PM - 3:30PMTagawa: Honey Bees: Emerging from Winter into SpringLearn More
3/2/2019 11:00AM - 11:30AMTagawa: Repotting African VioletsLearn More
3/2/2019 1:00PM - 1:30PMTagawa: Setting African Violet LeavesLearn More
3/9/2019 9:30AM - 1:00PMDenver Rose Society: SymROSEiumLearn More
3/9/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AMTagawa: Family Gardening by the FootLearn More
3/9/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PMTagawa: Low Maintenance Landscape TipsLearn More
3/10/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PMTagawa: Brewing Your Own Compost TeaLearn More
3/16/2019 10:00AM - 11:30AMTagawa: Rock Gardens & Crevice GardensLearn More
3/16/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PMTagawa: Beginning Perennial GardeningLearn More
3/16/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PMTagawa: Spring Pruning Your Trees & ShrubsLearn More
3/17/2019 1:00PM - 2:30PMTagawa: Honey Bees: Why We Need Them & How to Keep ThemLearn More
3/23/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AMTagawa: Gardening Through the SeasonsLearn More
3/23/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PMTagawa: Sustainable Landscape Design RenovationLearn More
3/23/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PMTagawa: Colorado Gardening from the Ground UpLearn More
3/30/2019 10:00AM - 11:00AMTagawa: Spring Lawn CareLearn More
3/30/2019 12:00PM - 1:15PMTagawa: The Secrets of Irrigation ManagementLearn More
3/30/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PMTagawa: Rainwater Harvesting with Backyard Rain BarrelsLearn More
3/31/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PMTagawa: Combating Japanese BeetleLearn More
3/31/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PMTagawa: Combating Japanese BeetleLearn More
4/6/2019 Elbert County: Edible LandscapingRegistration Required
5/4/2019 8:30AM - 4:30PMDouglas County Noxious Weed SymposiumLearn More


View the 2019 CMG Apprentice training schedule

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