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Okaloosa County Master Gardener Volunteer Program
Time to Apply for 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course in Okaloosa!
The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer training course. We are looking for people who will provide volunteer time at the Extension Office in Crestview assisting with our planned educational activities.
The mission of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is to assist Extension Agents in providing research-based horticultural education to Florida residents.
Master Gardener Volunteer training classes will be held each Monday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) beginning May 3 and ending August 23, 2021. Most of the classes during this fifteen-week course will be held at the Extension Office located at 3098 Airport Road in Crestview. Instruction will include classroom training conducted by County Extension faculty and UF/IFAS Extension specialists. Training includes sessions on botany, soils, insects, plant pathology, landscape plant care, vegetable and fruit gardening, lawn management, landscape design and irrigation.
The course fee is a $150. Space is limited.
To request an application for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer training course, call the Extension Office at (850) 689-5850. Applications must be returned by Friday, April 14 to be considered.
To our valued residents and volunteers:
Due to the COVID-19 developments and guidelines provided by the University of Florida,
the following are implemented immediately.
Residents may call (850.689.5850) or email us regarding their horticulture questions
in lieu of physically going to the office.
We will be responding to emails and phone calls regularly.
Our main concern is keeping our residents and our volunteers safe during this time.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
These restrictions are in place until such time as changed per instructions from the
The University of Florida, State/Local Governments, or the Federal government.