Upcoming Extension Master Gardener Trainings

MSU Extension Master Gardener Training Courses are typically offered starting in January, March and August in several locations around the state. Course locations with upcoming available enrollment are listed below. If you have questions about courses in other locations, please email us at mg@msu.edu.

Note that all prospective trainees must undergo the MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process (VSP). This process includes background checks, references and an interview. VSP is included in registration accessed by clicking the link for the specific site you are interested in. The cost for the training course is $325. 

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FALL 2020


BENZIE COUNTY - BENZONIA

Location: All classes will be offered online except for the required last class, Volunteer Orientation, which will be held face-to-face when it is safe to do so. Physical location TBD.
When: Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
            August 20 - November 19, 2020
            (makeup date, if needed, December 3, no class November 26)
Application Deadline:  August 13, 2020
Contact Person: Nate Walton, waltonn2@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Benzie County will be provided after the applicant has begun the Volunteer Selection Process (VSP) - Click here to start: https://msu.samaritan.com/custom/502/#/volunteer_home


CALHOUN COUNTY - MARSHALL

Location: All classes will be offered online except for the required last class, Volunteer Orientation, which will be held face-to-face when it is safe to do so. Physical location TBD.
When: Mondays, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
            August 24 - November 23, 2020
            (makeup date, if needed, November 30)
            Labor Day week class will be held on Tuesday, September 8
Application Deadline: August 1, 2020
Contact Person: Julie Ford, fordjul2@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Calhoun County will be provided after the applicant has begun the Volunteer Selection Process (VSP) - Click here to start: https://msu.samaritan.com/custom/502/#/volunteer_home


DICKINSON COUNTY - IRON MOUNTAIN

Location: All classes will be offered online except for the required last class, Volunteer Orientation, which will be held face-to-face when it is safe to do so. Physical location TBD.
When: Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
            September 3 - December 10, 2020
            (makeup date, if needed, December 17, no class on November 26)
Application Deadline: August 27, 2020
Contact Person: Rebecca Krans, kransr@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Dickinson County will be provided after the applicant has begun the Volunteer Selection Process (VSP) - Click here to start: https://msu.samaritan.com/custom/502/#/volunteer_home


 MACOMB COUNTY - CLINTON TOWNSHIP

Location: All classes will be offered online except for the required last class, Volunteer Orientation, which will be held face-to-face when it is safe to do so. Physical location TBD.
When: Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
            August 20 - November 19, 2020
            (makeup date, if needed, December 3, no class on November 26, 2020)
Application Deadline: August 6, 2020
Contact Person: Karen Burke, burkeka9@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Macomb County will be provided after the applicant has begun the Volunteer Selection Process (VSP) - Click here to start:   https://msu.samaritan.com/custom/502/#/volunteer_home


 Current Training

County

Location

Dates

Contact

Macomb Robert A VerKuilen Building March 2 - June 15, 2020 Karen Burke, burkeka9@msu.edu
Wayne Wayne County Community College District March 3 - June 16, 2020 Deirdre Hope, hopedeir@msu.edu
Leelanau Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus March 5 - June 18, 2020 Nate Walton, waltonn2@msu.edu
Oakland South Oakland Health Center - Southfield Office March 5 - June 18, 2020 Cathy Morris, morri735@msu.edu
Ottawa Ottawa County Fillmore Complex April 23 - July 30, 2020 Angela Van Order, vanorde7@msu.edu