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Post Rock District

Beloit Office
(785) 738-3597

Lincoln Office
(785) 524-4432

Mankato Office
(785) 378-3174

Osborne Office
(785) 346-2521

Smith Center Office
(785) 282-6823

Become an EMG Volunteer

Why Become an Extension Master Gardener?

Extension Master Gardeners become friends with many interesting and talented individuals. Extension Master Gardeners never stop learning, but continue to grow in their knowledge of garden related issues. Being an Extension Master Gardener volunteer is a fun, interesting and rewarding experience. 

Who Can Apply?EMG Volunteer

Any Post Rock District resident the Post Rock District includes Jewell, Smith, Mitchell, Osborne, and Lincoln counties. Volunteers who are age 18 or over who have an interest in gardening can apply. If you want to improve your skills and knowledge and you like to work with people, the Extension Master Gardener program may be for you.

What is the Cost?

There is an enrollment fee of $45 which covers fees of expert instructors and provides participants with educational materials, including an Online Master Gardener Handbook. Grant funds may be available.

When are the Classes?

Fall 2024

Kansas Extension Master Gardener basic training will be offered online via Zoom. Sessions will be held weekly from September 5th through December 5th on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 

Training Class Topics:

  • Plant Growth & Development
  • Soils, Water & Fertilizer
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Fruit Growing
  • Turfgrass
  • Annual & Perennial Flowers
  • Plant Disease Diagnosis & Management
  • Tree & Shrub Care
  • Pesticide Use & Safety
  • Woody Ornamentals