Home 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 (Master Gardener & Composter) trains volunteers and uses research-based gardening information to help all Vermonters improve their gardening, leadership and environmental stewardship skills.

Did you know? Consumer horticulture contributes $196 billion to the U.S. economy and creates more than 2 million jobs!

This work is supported by Crop Protection &Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27143/1013802] from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Master Gardener Course

Become an Extension Master Gardener volunteer.

Plants demonstration

Events Calendar

Master Gardener Projects & Events are happening all around the state.

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Master Composter Course

Become a Vermont Master Composter volunteer.

Map showing master gardener locations state-wide

Our Network 

Extension Master Gardeners are active volunteers with more than 90 projects around Vermont.

Ask a Master Gardener

Master Gardener Helpline

Got Gardening Questions? Contact us!

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Gardening Resources

Need help with a gardening or composting project?