Education is the keystone activity for the Master Gardener Program.  This starts with providing training and education opportunities for volunteers.  The volunteers then to go onto provide outreach education and research based service to their communities.

Level 1 Training

Level 1 training is a minimum of 36 hours of in-depth classroom training on a variety of horticulture topics including botany, soils, pest management, entomology, plant pathology, weeds, and much more. This is intended to provide a basic understanding of horticultural concepts necessary to complete the volunteer service required for certification, as well as learning where to acquire additional information and resources in order to answer questions.

For more information visit The Wisconsin Master Gardener Website.

Level 2 Training

Level 2 Training expands upon Level 1 training with more focused horticultural topics. Level 1 training is a prerequisite for all of these courses. These statewide programs are offered in the winter (Feb-March) and spring (March-May) annually. These 6-12 week courses are offered in a set rotation.

For more information visit The Wisconsin Master Gardener Website.

Level 3 Training

Level 3 training includes all other courses not included in Level 1 or 2 training that are offered by the MG Program or statewide. These may or may not be offered on a regular basis

For more information visit The Wisconsin Master Gardener Website.


The Washington County Master Gardeners schedule several educational activities throughout the year for their own education and several outreach educational events that are open to the public.

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