Master Gardener Program

Walworth County is accepting new UW-Madison Extension Master Volunteers in 2022! For those that are interested in being a part of the statewide Master Gardener Volunteer program contact Julie Hill, Horticulture Outreach Specialist at, to be included in the local open house for new Master Gardener Volunteer candidates. The next step is to enroll in the online course “Foundations in Horticulture-Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin.”

Foundations in Horticulture-Growing and Caring for Plants in Wisconsin is an online course open to all residents of Wisconsin. This virtual class is self-paced so participants can fit it into their schedules and include videos, readings, and interactive activities. New this year are live Q&A webinars with UW-Madison horticulture experts to give participants the best information on improving their gardening skills. The class size is limited to 500 participants. Registration begins July 16 and closes August 13, 2021, or when the class is full. The course opens on September 13 and runs through December 11.

Whether you are a beginner, avid gardener, or professional, you and your plants will benefit from this course.

For more information, and to register for the course,  visit

 For more information on the Master Gardener Volunteer Program, visit


Being a Master Gardener is about becoming a VOLUNTEER with the University of Wisconsin-Extension to help educate the public about gardening and natural resources. It’s not about knowing everything about gardening. It’s about learning to ask the right questions and knowing how to look up information from appropriate resources.  Being a Master Gardener is about helping deliver meaningful community programs to improve the well-being of individuals and communities, to protect natural resources, and to help keep fresh fruits and vegetables on the table. It’s about working in tandem with UW-Extension staff and other volunteers to make a difference in the places we live, learn, and work.

What is a Master Gardener Volunteer?

The Walworth County Master Gardener Volunteer Association (WCMGVA) is a group of men and women throughout the county that have completed training and certification through the University of Wisconsin’s Master Gardener ProgramOur members volunteer in a variety of activities that support our community and our environment. We also strive to share research based horticultural information with people in our community. 

Link to the Online Reporting System (ORS)

Report your volunteer hours

ORS Training Manual

Visit our Youtube Channel for the Master Gardener Program and don’t forget to hit that subscribe button to keep up with everything Master Gardener!

Master Gardener Program Youtube Channel

For Horticulture questions or the Master Gardener Program contact:

Horticulture Outreach Specialist Julie Hill @ 262-741-4958 or email at

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