Approved Learning Opportunities

To join the Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program, you must first learn about plants and how to take care of them.

The first step in the process is to participate in an approved learning opportunity from the Wisconsin Extension Horticulture Program such as a county-based course (limited availability) or sign up for our statewide online Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening (Next course, Fall 2023). These approved learning opportunities are led and facilitated by Extension Horticulture Educators and cover objectives and subjects in the Wisconsin Extension Master Gardener Program Onboarding exam.

County-Based Courses:

Location (County):Dates:More Information:
DaneSept. 12 – Dec. 8, 2022Contact local Extension Dane County office
IronSept. 15 – Dec. 15, 2022Contact local Extension Iron County office
WoodSept. 17 – Dec. 3, 2022Contact local Extension Wood County office
MarathonSept. 19 – Dec. 5, 2022Contact local Extension Marathon County office
St. CroixSept. 28 – Nov. 16, 2022Contact Local Extension St. Croix County office
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