Master Gardener Program

The Florida Master Gardener Program began in 1979. It is part of the Extension Service of the University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) in cooperation with the USDA and county governments. Florida Master Gardeners receive professional training in exchange for volunteering and sharing IFAS based information about Florida gardening.


2016 Clay County Master Gardener Training

Training consists of classes taught with St John’s County Extension that take place every Wednesday from August through October, 2016.  A syllabus containing all trainings for each Wednesday will be given to you following acceptance. Seating for this program is limited and placement is selective, so candidates are encouraged to complete applications as early as possible.  The final due date for all forms is July 11th.  In order to be considered for this year's program, you will need to do the following:  Study the Sprouting Kit, complete the application and questionnaires and return them by July 11th; and attend the open house and interview on July 18th.



Clay County Master Gardener
'Sprouting Kit'

Our 2016 Master Gardener Training is full.                              Please check back in a few months for information on the next training class.

2016 Sprouting Kit - Master Gardener Program Application

Program Links

Florida Master Gardener Program


Evening and Weekend Training is held at the Clay County Extension Office and at select special events.  This option is perfect for those who are unable to attend classes during the week, but still have time for learning and volunteering.  Classes starts August 31 with classes held Thursday nights from 6-9pm and Saturdays 9:30-3:30     Classes are not held every week; click here for schedule details 







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