Every year in County Extension Offices across the state, Master Gardener volunteer training is conducted by AgriLife Extension for adults interested in gardening, horticulture, and related topics.
Currently, there are 24 Certified Master Gardeners in the Anderson County program. Master Gardeners are volunteers for the local Extension Office, providing research-based information to folks in their own county through Extension educational programs.
Current projects in Anderson county include school gardens, numerous seminars, plant sale, research and demonstrations gardens, participating in Ag day for youth, YMCA Garden raised beds, Landscaped at Wildcat Golf Course Club House, Community Garden, Grow Your Own Garden Project.
Master Gardener classes address topics ranging from water harvesting, invasive species to Anderson County, Plant Growth and Development, Disease, Importance of Honey Bees as pollinators, Basic Garden and Landscaping Design, Insects, Soils, Fertility and much more.
Individuals who complete the training become certified Master Gardeners and assist AgriLife Extension through community education in horticulture. Volunteer hours may be applied to a variety of approved projects discussed during training.