Master Gardener Program


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Initial certification

Certification hours must come from the three categories explained in the guidelines section. Volunteer hours must be accumulated within ND or a county bordering ND.

You CAN count drive time, set up/tear down time, and actual work/teaching time within your hourly calculation. You CAN count research/creation time for articles written, talks given, PPts created, etc.

Interns do not need continuing education; it doesn't count as part of the initial 48 volunteer hours. "Educational service" for Interns is defined as teaching, not learning.


If you are experiencing health challenges or family issues that prevent you from volunteering, please contact us to request a hiatus season. While you are on hiatus, please do not turn in any volunteer forms.

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