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 information is included on the registration page and can be accessed by clicking the link for the specific site you are interested in.

The cost for the training course is $325. 

Learn more about becoming an MSU Extension Master Gardener 


Spring 2021


INGHAM COUNTY

Location: All classes will be offered online via Zoom. 
When: Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
            March 2 - June 8, 2021
Application Deadline: February 16, 2021
Contact Person: Isabel Branstrom, branstr2@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Ingham Countyhttps://events.anr.msu.edu/mginghamspr21/


OTTAWA COUNTY

Location: All classes will be offered online via Zoom.
When: Fridays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
            March 5 - June 18, 2021
Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
Contact Person: Angela Van Order, vanorde7@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Ottawa County: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgottawaspr21/


GENESEE/WAYNE COUNTIES

Location: All classes will be offered online via Zoom.
When: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
            March 6 - June 12, 2021
            Last class
            Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
            (makeup date, if needed, June 26, no class April 3, May 29, and June 19)
Application Deadline: February 26, 2021
Contact People: Deirdre Hope, hopedeir@msu.edu and Barslund Judd, juddbars@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Genesee/Wayne County: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mggeneseewaynespr21/


MACOMB COUNTY

Location: All classes will be offered online via Zoom. 
When: Wednesdays, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
            March 17 - June 16, 2021
            (makeup date, if needed, June 23)
Application Deadline: NA
Contact Person: David Lowenstein, lowenst6@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Macomb County: Class is Full


BERRIEN COUNTY

Location: All classes will be offered online via Zoom. 
When: Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
            March 18 - June 17, 2021
            (makeup date, if needed, June 24)
Application Deadline: March 8, 2021
Contact Person: Chris Imler, imlerchr@msu.edu 
Application and Registration Link for Berrien County: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpsprberrien/


Recent Training

County

Location

Dates

Contact

Benzie Virtual / Benzonia Complete Nate Walton, waltonn2@msu.edu
Calhoun Virtual / Marshall Complete Julie Ford, fordjul2@msu.edu
Dickinson Virtual / Iron Mountain Complete Rebecca Krans, kransr@msu.edu
Macomb Virtual / Clinton Township Complete David Lowenstein, lowenst6@msu.edu
Oakland Virtual / Waterford Township Complete Cathy Morris, morri735@msu.edu