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Master Gardeners of Nevada


Interested in becoming a Master Gardener?

Take the first step: Complete the Home Horticulture Certificate Program!

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About the Master Gardener Program

About gardening in Nevada

Entering volunteer and continuing education hours

Part 1 - Home Horticulture Certificate Program

Registration is now closed for 2023!


The University of Nevada, Reno Extension Master Gardener program is a volunteer educator program designed to teach research-based Nevada gardening practices to volunteers who in turn share this knowledge with their local communities through educational presentations and workshops, community events, answering home gardening questions at their local county Extension office, and much more.

Master Gardener Intern (first-year) Commitments

The minimum hour commitments during the first year as a Master Gardener Intern are:

  • 15 hours of continuing education (CE)
  • 35 hours of approved volunteer projects or activities

Master Gardener Annual Commitments

The minimum yearly hour commitments as a Master Gardener are:

  • 10 hours of continuing education (CE)
  • 20 hours on approved volunteer projects or activities

*Counties may require additional volunteer hours. Each county may also have hour requirements for specific types of volunteer activities, such as the help desk.




Get involved

Do you like to grow plants, help people and support your community?

Featured publications and newsletters

lettuce seedlings

Northern Area (Reno) Planting Schedule

Find out when to plant vegetables with the Extension Master Gardener's planting guide for the Reno area!

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Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife

This fact sheet discusses ways to reduce conflicts between humans and wildlife, and focuses on vertebrate animals, or animals that have a backbone.

Roses blooming in spring.

Desert Gardening in Southern Nevada (2022-03)

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Southern Nevada provides horticultural information on gardens, landscapes, plants and other related topics. This newsletter of March 2022 is one of many resources of information available to the public to help accomplish this mission.

Meet the leadership team

Katelyn Brinkerhoff
State Wide