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Colorado Master Gardener Training Program

The Colorado Master Gardener Program offered by CSU Extension allows local gardening enthusiasts to learn more about gardening practices in the Rocky Mountains. The 11-week course includes a combination of lectures, small group discussions, online videos, and hands-on activities. The curriculum consists of a total of 60 hours of classroom instruction, over an 11 week period.

For more information on the program:

Enrollment Options
There are two program options available.

Option 1
The Colorado Master Gardener (CMG) volunteer option will cost $170.00 and has a return service commitment of 50 volunteer hours. Volunteer activities through CSU Extenson office vary season to season but can include, writing articles, teaching classes, or helping with horticulture questions at the Extension office.

Download CMG Application Form:

Space is limited to 50 volunteers. No money is due until you are accepted into the program. An interview, background check and references are required prior to being accepted.

Option 2
The non-volunteer Colorado Gardener Certificate (CGC) option is used widely by Green Industry professionals. Other participants that do not wish to volunteer will find the certificate option a good fit. The cost for this program is $550.00. Space may be limited depending on interest.

Download CGC Application Form: