Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who aid University of Wisconsin-Extension staff by helping people in the community better understand horticulture and their environment.

Level 1 Redevelopment

In 2012, the Master Gardener Program Office began an extensive redevelopment of the Level 1 training materials.  Changes in the program are to make space for more class discussion and hands-on activities, increased flexibility for educators to tailor classes to local needs and resources, and to better address the learning needs of all our participants. […]


Security Update Completed

Permissions to access the facilitator sections of the website have been updated.  If you are a coordinator now denied access to those sections, please contact Mike Maddox directly to re-connect your G+ ID.


Extra stuff housekeeping

The Extra stuff section of each page was reformatted and a new Even more stuff section was added to link to educational articles from the redesigned

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New fruits module added

A new fruits module has been added, including lectures of fruit botany and growing apples, grapes, raspberries, and strawberries. Additional materials such as note pages, quizzes, and activities are still under development and will be posted as completed.z

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As necessary, an “Errata” link has been added under various module’s Student Materials in order to provide revisions and corrections found in the training manual. The program office appreciates you bringing these errors to our attention.


Questions/Comments Links Added to Each Module

Baffled by botany? Flummoxed by flowers? Stumped with Woodies? A Google+ Community has been created to allow you to ask questions and make comments about the components of Level 1 training. Questions/Comments: Post to our Google+ Community. Account required (it’s free!). First time log in will prompt you for permission to join.  Say yes!   […]


End of Class Evaluation & Survey

Training participants may have received an email from the state program office prompting them to complete an end of class evaluation and survey of their training experience. The evaluation and survey have now been added to the training site. If you completed training between August, 2014 and August, 2015 (and you did not already complete […]


New Discussion Forum

A Google+ community has been created to give class participants an opportunity to communicate directly with presenters and the program office.