Class Commitment and Expectations

I wish to become an intern in the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) Program of Central Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener training program and would like to be accepted for the next class.  I understand there is a cost to cover the course and the administrative expenses.


I understand that to become a certified Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener, I am required to:


  • Be over eighteen years (18) of age.
  • Complete the course of study.
  • Complete 50 hours of focused volunteer service promoting & teaching sound horticulture practices 


Classes start January 12, 2023 and will be held every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community College or by ZoomIn addition, some classes are scheduled for Saturdays and will be held at Bridgewater College, the Rockingham Extension Office, or at a site where you will experience hands-on pruning, site evaluation, and landscape concepts. A schedule of classes with location will be provided at the time of acceptance into the program. 


Requirements are as follows:


  • To become a Master Gardener, you must attend at least 50 hours of classroom instruction 
  • 85% class attendance is required.
  • Take home quizzes are required to be finished upon the completion of subject 
  •  Score a minimum of 70% on the final exam. The exam is a take home and open book exam. 
  • Contribute at least 50 hours of focused, volunteer services conducting VCE horticulture-based education programs.  
  • The combined initial 100 hours must be completed in one year, and upon completion, you will earn the title of VCE-Master Gardener. 
  • Once a VCE-Master Gardener, you are required annually to contribute at least 20 hours of volunteer service promoting and teaching sustainable horticulture practices, and to complete at least 8 hours of continuing education.



You will agree by clicking the acceptance box before you login.

Policy Statement 

Extension Master Gardener programs train individuals in the science and art of gardening. These individuals are volunteers who share the information they learn during their training and continuing education to advise and educate the public on sustainable horticulture.

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