University of Florida

Master Gardeners

Mission

The mission of the Pinellas County Master Gardener program is to maintain a pool of highly trained volunteers who will serve as an extension of the Natural Resources Department. Master Gardeners offer education to the citizens of Pinellas County on environmentally sound Florida Friendly Landscape practices based on the latest University of Florida / IFAS research data, as well as provide support to 4-H and other youth programs.

Image of a Master Gardener Working HardThe Pinellas County Master Gardener Program began in 1982 and to date has provided training to hundreds of volunteers enabling them to become Certified Master Gardeners. Additionally, many Master Gardeners volunteer their time to projects such as school and community gardening education, assisting with 4-H programming, and presenting educational gardening programs.

Image of a Master Gardener leading a Childrens TourPrior training, education, and gardening knowledge are not needed for selection to the Master Gardener training program. A sincere desire to learn and help others and a personal commitment to volunteer service are the main traits needed.

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