Providing research-based horticultural education and information to Okaloosa County residents since 1995.

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Okaloosa County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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.

  • The Crestview office is open to the public by appointment. Our lobby is set up to promote social distancing and you must follow those guidelines upon arrival. Extension Agents are manning the office on a rotating basis so appointments are required to ensure that the person you need to speak with will, in fact, be in the office on the day of your visit.

  • All Master Gardener Volunteer activities are canceled. This includes classes, meetings, lectures, etc. One Master Gardener Volunteer will be permitted to work in the office so long as it has been pre-approved by the coordinator. Volunteers will not be permitted to meet with the public face-to-face, but will be able to respond to emails, telephone calls, and do soil testing when required.

  • The Annex located on Hollywood Blvd. is closed to the public and volunteers.

  • The Niceville location at the Senior Center is closed to the public and volunteers.

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.