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. 

Learn more about becoming an MSU Extension Master Gardener 

January 2020

GENESEE COUNTY - FLINT

Training Site: GCCARD
Address: 605 N Saginaw St, Suite 1A
                Flint, MI 48502
When: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
            January 25 - May 9, 2020
            (including makeup date, no class on April 11)
Application Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020
Contact Person: Barslund Judd, juddbars@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Genesee Site:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpgenesee20w/


LIVINGSTON COUNTY - HOWELL

Training Site: Livingston County EMS Building
Address: 1911 Tooley Road
                Howell, MI 48843
                Howell Auditorium (2nd floor)
When: Tuesdays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
            January 21 - April 28, 2020
            (including makeup date)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Contact Person: Irene Donne, donneire@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Livingston Site:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpspringlivingston20/


MARQUETTE COUNTY - CRYSTAL FALLS

Training Site: Peter White Library
                       217 N Front St, Heritage Room
                       Marquette, MI 49855
When: Saturdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)
           January 25, February 8, February 22,
           March 14, March 28, April 25,
           May 9, and May 16 (make-up class)
Application Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020
Contact Person: Liz Slajus, slajusel@msu.edu or Rebecca Krans, kransr@msu.edu 
Application and Registration Link for Marquette County Site:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/spring20marquette/


March 2020

LEELANAU COUNTY - TRAVERSE CITY

Training Site: Grand Traverse Regional Arts Campus
                       10781 E Cherry Bend Rd., Room 8B
                       Traverse City, MI 49684
When: Thursdays, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
            March 5 - June 11, 2020
            (Including makeup date)
Application Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020
Contact Person: Nate Walton, waltonn2@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Leelanau County: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvptraversecity20/

MACOMB COUNTY - CLINTON TOWNSHIP

Training Site: Robert A VerKuilen Building
                       Assembly Rooms A&B
                       21885 Dunham Rd
                       Clinton Township, MI 48036
When: Mondays, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
           March 2 - June 15, 2020
           (Including makeup date, class will be held the day after Easter, April 13, 2020)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 17, 2020
Contact Person: Karen Burke, burkeka9@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Macomb County Site:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpspringmacomb20/


 OAKLAND COUNTY - SOUTHFIELD

Training Site: South Oakland Health Center - Southfield Office
Address: 27725 Greenfield Rd, Room 60
                Southfield, MI 48076
When: Thursdays, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
            March 5 - June 11, 2020
            (including makeup date)
Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020
Contact Person: Cathy Morris, morri735@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Oakland County Site:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpspringoakland20/


OTTAWA COUNTY - WEST OLIVE

Training Site: Ottawa County Fillmore Complex
Address: 12220 Fillmore St
                West Olive, MI 49460
When: Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
            March 19 - June 25, 2020
            (including makeup date)
Application Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020
Contact Person: Angela Van Order, vanorde7@msu.edu 
Application and Registration Link for Ottawa County Site: https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpspring20ottawa/


WAYNE COUNTY - TAYLOR

Training Site: Wayne County Community College District
Address: 21000 Northline Rd
                Taylor, MI 48180
When: Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
            March 3 - June 16, 2020
            (including makeup date, no class on April 14)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Contact Person: Deirdre Hope, hopedeir@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Wayne County Site: 
https://events.anr.msu.edu/mgvpspringwayne20/


Fall 2020

OAKLAND COUNTY - NOVI

Training Site: MSU Tollgate Education Center
Address:  28155 Meadowbrook Rd
                Novi, MI 48377
When: Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
            August 18 - December 1, 2020
            (including makeup date, no class November 3, 2020)
Application Deadline: TBD
Contact Person: Cathy Morris, morri735@msu.edu
Application and Registration Link for Oakland County Site: Application and Registration will open after January 15, 2020

 Current Training

County

Location

Dates

Contact

Delta Bay de Noc Community College August 20 - December 3, 2019 Liz Slajus, slajusel@msu.edu
Kent MSU Extension Kent County September 3 - December 10, 2019 Deb Gulick, gulickde@msu.edu
Macomb Robert A. VerKuilen Building August 19 - December 2, 2019 Karen Burke, burkeka9@msu.edu
Oakland Oakland County Executive Office Building August 17 - December 7, 2019 Cathy Morris, morrisc@oakgov.com
Washtenaw Washtenaw Western Services Building August 21 - November 27, 2019 Robert Bricault, bricault@msu.edu
Wayne Wayne County Community College District August 17 - December 7, 2019 Deirdre Hope, hopedeir@msu.edu
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