Arkansas Master Gardener Program
Started in 1988 in 4 counties (Garland, Jefferson, Pulaski, and Saline) and 40 members, the Arkansas Master Gardener Program now:
- has over 3000 volunteers in 67 counties
- reported 98,879 education hours and 162,879 service hours in 2018
Master Gardener Mission Statement
As horticultural trained volunteers, Master Gardeners extend research-based information through demonstration and educational programs using horticulture best practices, strengthening communities and families throughout Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners sponsor events in a wide range of activities including educational seminars and workshops, youth gardening programs, plant therapy work with hospitals and nursing homes, community beautification projects all helping to disseminate horticulture information. Annual plant sales are a great way to educate the public on the right plant for the right location.
How do I become a Master Gardener?
The first step is to fill out the Master Gardener Application. Send in the application to the address listed on the form and it will be forwarded
to a Master Gardener program near you.
Scholarship Opportunities for 2020
The Janet B. Carson County Scholarship is open to any Arkansas Master Gardener program. Application deadline is January 15, 2020.
The Janet B. Carson Senior Scholarship is open to Arkansas high school seniors who will be attending an Arkansas college or university and plan to major in a plant science related field. Application deadline is March 10, 2020.
For more information about these scholarships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janet B. Carson MG County Program Scholarship Application (deadline Jan.15, 2020)
Janet B. Carson High School Scholarship Application (deadline March 10, 2020)
Master Gardener State Conference
The University of Arkansas Master Gardeners hold an annual state conference which is hosted and coordinated by a different local program each year. This three day event provides Master Gardeners the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, garden tours, and allows them to connect with other Master Gardeners from across the state.
Arkansas Master Gardener Resources
County Contacts (Password Protected Information)