The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.

More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at

  • The Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer class is a program¬†designed for people with a love for and interest in gardening and volunteering.
  • OSU Master Gardener Volunteers learn about gardening, then volunteer to share their knowledge to help others find pleasure and success in gardening.
  • Expert knowledge in horticulture is NOT a prerequisite to the class
  • Motivation to learn and dedication to volunteerism are the most important qualities in a Master Gardener Volunteer candidate.
  • Visit the Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer local website:¬†
  • Click here for Master Gardener Volunteer program specifics and requirements