Colorado Master Gardenersm Program
Do you have a passion for gardening? Do you want to help others learn how to plant and care for lawns, trees, shrubs, flower
and vegetable gardens and house plants?
Colorado Master Gardeners are volunteers who assist horticulture staff at CSU Extension – Arapahoe County, helping homeowners with all aspects of landscape
To become an Apprentice Master Gardener, you will need to attend a 10-week training course for an in-depth horticultural education.
You will then be qualified to share this knowledge by answering questions from citizens at the Extension Office. You may
also staff booths at local garden centers and fairs, teach gardening classes, mentor youth gardening groups, assist horticultural
therapy recipients and more.
The training is provided at no cost, in return for 50 hours of volunteer service as an Apprentice Master Gardener during growing
season, April through September. There is a $265 program fee due upon acceptance to the program.
- Gardening experience
- Interest in and availability for volunteer work
- People and communication skills
- Age 21 or older
- Completed application form
- Attend 10-week training course
- Background check
- Reference checks
50 hours minimum volunteer service to be completed during the apprentice year. Successful apprentices will become certified
Colorado Master Gardeners and will be invited to return for 24 hours minimum service per year. Office/phone shifts are four
hours. Out-of-office service opportunities vary from one to four hours. Applications are accepted in October.
CSU Extension-Arapahoe County
5804 S. Datura Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120
Interested individuals must contact our office for an application.
CSU Extension – Arapahoe County
Mae Lenoir Rauen, Assistant Horticulturist/Master Gardener Coordinator,email@example.com
Robert Cox, Extension Agent/Horticulture, firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn moreabout the Colorado Master Gardener Program.
Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. Selection is not based on race/color, national origin, age,
religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or handicap.