The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program conducted by OSU Extension,
designed to help the county extension centers meet the growing demand for consumer
horticulture information. Master Gardeners have classroom training coordinated by
John Haase, the Rogers County Horticulture Educator with the assistance of state extension
specialists and other county educators. After classroom training is completed, program
participants are involved in an internship program of volunteer service. Volunteer
service components vary depending on the students' interests, but in all cases are
educational, extension related, and represent the interests of University Extension.
Master Gardeners have become a vital part of Extension's ability to provide consumers
with up-to-date, unbiased, research-based information. Master Gardening has also become
a popular volunteer activity that gives its participants a sense of community spirit,
accomplishment, and intellectual stimulation.