Deadline Approaching for 2020 Master Gardener Program Applications

HFR INC and Henderson County’s Extension office are ‘Community Partners’. HFR INC encourages its members and supporters to learn more about The Master Gardener Program. 

Henderson County’s Extension Office is accepting applications for its 2020 Master Gardener program through Nov. 22nd. Applications are available at the Extension Office, 100 Jackson Park Road in Hendersonville. Candidates can also request an emailed form by calling 828-697-4891 or emailing The training fee is $135.00, and class size is limited.

The program’s educational component includes a required 12-week class typically offered on Wednesday mornings from mid-January through early April. Topics include general botany; soils and fertilizers; annuals, perennials and woody ornamentals; trees; and plant diseases.

Students also give 40 hours of volunteer service for the remainder of their first year. Once certified as a Master Gardener, each must volunteer 25 hours per year on approved projects, and continue their horticulture education through occasional part-day classes.

The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is one of the top-ranked initiatives provided by the North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension. Many homeowners in the community know they can rely on Master Gardeners for accurate, research-based information. Just as many are curious about the Master Gardener program itself, perhaps wondering if they, too, can become a Master Gardener. Now is their chance.