• Volunteers at Yellow Barn Farm in Arlington

Home & community gardens are understudied systems that have an important role in building sustainable, healthy, diverse, inclusive and equitable communities and ecosystems. The UVM Extension Community Horticulture Program, includes the Master Gardener & Composter volunteer programs, classes and gardening resources for the public, partner projects, the gardener helpline, and the annual conference.

We train volunteers to use science-based gardening information to help all Vermonters improve their gardening, leadership and environmental stewardship skills. Our vision is to cultivate resilient and healthy communities and be the most trusted resource for horticulture education in Vermont.

Master Gardener Program

Become an Extension Master Gardener volunteer or take the course!


Gardening Resources

Look here for credible, research-based resources.


Master Composter Program

Become a Vermont Master Composter volunteer or take the course!


Volunteers Across Vermont

Lean where Extension Master Gardener and Composter volunteers are providing education across Vermont.


Gardener Helpline

Got Home Gardening Questions? Contact us! We are happy to help.


Request a Volunteer

Need help from a volunteer for a one-time event? 
Let us know what you need.