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 UW-Madison 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. 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.

Statewide, Online Course:

Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin: Foundations in Gardening is an online, complete-at-your-own-pace introductory course, where you learn key concepts for selecting, growing, and maintaining plants — from trees to houseplants to vegetables (and everything in between!).

Dates: Sept. 8-Dec. 7, 2024
Registration opens July 15

County-Based Courses:

Check back in August for an updated list of county-based approved learning opportunities happening around Wisconsin.

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