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Master Gardener Program - The 2022 class will not be held this year at the Kent County MSU Extension Office, 775 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The cost is to be determined, but will include the 1,000 page training manual. 

If you have questions or would like to be placed on the 2023 waiting list, please contact Deb Gulick, the West Michigan Master Gardener Program Facilitator at 616-632-7880 or We hope you can be a part of this wonderful training in Fall 2023!

Master Gardener Volunteer Opportunities

Kent/MSU Extension “Grand Ideas Garden” (GIG) 
ProjectHands on work in the GIG - see VMS Calendar for dates and times
Location: Kent/MSU Extension Office, 775 Ball Avenue NE, Grand Rapids
Contact:  Rebecca Finneran (616) 632-7865
The Grand Ideas Garden was designed to inspire and educate gardeners of all ages and backgrounds. Through colorful signage and planting displays, guest can learn about gardening techniques that they can replicate at home. The Grand Ideas Garden has proven to be an excellent platform for education for garden enthusiast and the general public.

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If you would like to visit the Grand Ideas Garden you may use one of the following links for a map.
775 Ball Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49503