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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Interested! - Click HERE to download the fillable PDF Application

Applications are now available and are due Friday, January 19th, 2024. Please send completed applications via email to Kristen at

If printing your application, please bring or mail it to the Mahoning County Extension Office, 490 S Broad Street Canfield, OH 44406. 

The fee for 2024 is $225. 

The tentative start date is February 20, 2024, and classes are typically held on Tuesdays from 9am-3pm. 

This 12-week course covers everything from fruit to perennials and soils to herbs. Join us to learn all about gardening and our volunteer program that supports horticulture throughout Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

Master Gardener Volunteer Program Overview

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.  Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide educational services to their communities such as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; developing community or demonstrations gardens; and other horticultural activities.


We are Ohio State University Extension-trained volunteers empowered to educate others with timely research-based gardening information. 

Check out the MGV Brochure to learn more!