Who are the Colorado Master Gardeners?
Growing Plants. Growing People. The Colorado Master Gardener program is a unique intersection between University Horticulture expertise and community volunteers interested in educating locally.
We’re hands-on in educational school gardens, we’re helping grow food for local communities, and we’re passionate about pollinators. Some of us are tree-huggers, most of us are plant (and insect) lovers.
The Colorado Master Gardener Program is a community-based, horticulture training and volunteer program through CSU Extension. After completing in-depth training, Master Gardeners help the gardening public solve their horticulture-related problems with scientific, research-based knowledge, while providing meaningful outreach. Click here for more information about the Colorado Master Gardener Program.
Denver Master Gardeners:
Currently, there are 125 active Master Gardeners in Denver who engage in over 40 different volunteer projects. Denver Master Gardeners contribute approximately 5,000 volunteer hours and answer about 7,000 gardening questions, annually.
Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?
If you live in Denver and love gardening and volunteering, consider becoming a Denver Master Gardener! Applications for the Denver Master Gardener Program are accepted mid-September through mid-October for the following spring. If interested, contact our Master Gardener coordinator Merrill Kingsbury.
Want to take the classes but don’t have the time to volunteer?
Want to take the classes but don’t have the time to volunteer? Consider the Master Gardener Certificate Program! Adults interested in taking the Colorado Master Gardener (CMG) training without a volunteer commitment may enroll to audit the same courses. This option is sometimes referred to as the Colorado Gardener Certificate program. The course work is available for a higher fee in-lieu-of the return service. Find our more information here.