The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Program provides knowledge to and develops the leadership abilities of volunteers who, in turn, enable others to improve the quality of their lives by enhancing their home and community environments through horticultural education and activities.
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Program is a statewide network of volunteer education and leadership development; as well as a consumer horticulture education delivery system that maximizes human, material, and natural resources, and values teamwork and excellence in educational programming. Volunteers complete 50 hours of classroom training and testing, and 50 hours of volunteer service to become a Master Gardener. Volunteers must recertify annually by providing 25 hours of public service and 6 hours of advanced training.
Interested individuals should contact the Clinton County Extension Office at 1-937-382-0901 for dates of upcoming training opportunities. To visit the website, Click HERE
Clinton County Master Gardeners
Our first Clinton County Master Gardening training began in 1995. We are a small group of (20 or so) friendly individuals with diverse talents and skills, with a common goal of sharing our skills for the betterment of our community, learning more about our interest in the plant world, and sharing these things within a group of like minded individuals. We are available for presentations, programs and information sharing that your group, company, or organization might like to know more about. Some of our past projects within the community are the Denver Park Entrance rejuvination, Earth Day Activities, Clinton County Farmers Market, Hot Line rsponse,and various educational presentations presented through out the community. Future projects we expect to be involved in include, a collaboration with Lytle Creek League of Conservators to do some Wildflower Enrichment Plantings at the Davis Drive Trailhead, expanded programing with No Child Left Indoors children's workshops, expanded presence in the OSU Extension Office due to staff cut backs, continued Hot Line response and Farmers Market asssistance, Healing Garden maintainance at the CMH Cancer Center, and special programming by request.