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Arkansas Advanced Master Gardener Program

Counties are looking for retention tools for their programs to keep members interested.  As members remain in the program, many are interested in obtaining more in-depth knowledge about specific topics and in obtaining an advanced level of certification.  To provide such opportunities, the Advanced Master Gardener Training Program was developed.  To be eligible to attend an Advanced Master Gardener Class, you must be an active MG, in good standing in your county program and be a Master Gardener for three years or more (calendar year used). More and more Master Gardeners are eligible for the program each year and are asking for advanced courses.  

Upcoming Advanced Master Gardener Classes


March 8 & 9, 2019
Topic:  Master Gardeners: Faithful Stewards of the Environment
Hosted by Crittenden County MG Program, West Memphis, AR. 
Cost: $51.00 
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2019.  
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County 76 Advanced Training Project is sponsoring three classes for the Spring of 2019.  Participation in all                  three  will provide you a variety of information to apply in your home/garden, local Master Gardener program,                and your community.  All are reasonably priced.

       MARCH  8 (Fri) & 9 (Sat), - Crittenden County:  Master Gardeners: Faithful Stewards of the Environment;                   Topics are:

        Recycle Right, Cactus & Succulents 101, Establishing a Community wide/City wide recycling             program, How green is Your Garden, Building an Ant Moat for Your Hummingbird Feeders.             Plus two reuse/recycle activities.

MARCH 26 (Tues) - 27 (Wed) - Faulkner County:  Healthy Trees, Healthy Lives; Topics are:

        Introduction to Community Forestry; Behold the Power of Nature:Trees and their Role in               Green infrastructure; Right Tree, Right Place; Protecting Trees During Construction; Taking           Care of Trees, Pruning and Training Trees, Strategies for Community Improvement.                   A tour of Hendrix Preserve is planned.

MAY 31 (Friday) - Pulaski County:  H2O: How to Protect , Preserve and Conserve our Water.                           Topics are:

     Threats to our Water; Threats and Preservation of our Wetlands; Keep our Water Safe on a         local level; Use of Drip Irrigation; Irrigation and Water Solutions at the PCMG Demonstration         Garden; Xeriscaping: How to conserve water in Gardens; tour of the Heifer International             Headquarters Water Retention Project; Main Street Bio Retention Program.


Specific class information will always be on the MG ONLY portion of our website. 

Advanced MG Class Registration Information will be posted when it becomes available.

Pope Co. AT Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Caption:  Master Gardeners visiting a project maintained by Pope Co. MGs  in downtown Russelville, during the AT Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening Class. 

 Master Gardeners have the opportunity to reach five levels in the Advanced Master Gardener Program: 

Level 1 - Complete 5 advanced training classes.

Level  2 - Complete an additional 8 advanced classes (for a total of 13 completed advanced classes).

Level 3 – Complete an additional 10 classes after completing Level 2 (for a total of 23 completed advanced classes), plus write an article for a county newsletter, the Garden Voice Newsletter, or other publication OR give a presentation at a regular Master Gardener Meeting or public workshop. The presentation or written article can be done at any time between completion of levels 2 and 3.  The presentation or article is to be verified by the county agent and sent to the Advanced Master Gardener Coordinator or record keeper. Level III verification sheet 

Level 4 -  Criteria for Level 4 Advanced Master Gardener  Click here

Level 5 -  Criteria for Level 5 Advanced Master Gardener   Click here

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General Information

The Master Gardener Program has been in existence in Arkansas since 1988. Counties are looking for retention tools for their programs to keep members interested. As members remain in the program, many are interested in obtaining more in depth knowledge about specific topics, and in obtaining an advanced level of certification. Learn more

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Topics for Classes

Below is a compiled list of popular topics for future Advanced Master Gardener Classes.  This list is from participants of previous advanced class evaluations and is a suggestion of topics for counties that would like to host a class. 

Topic List for Classes