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Arkansas Master Gardener Volunteer Handbook

This manual has been developed to help familiarize you, the new Master Gardener, with the University of Arkansas, Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardener program, in general, and your county organization, specifically.  Each county can use this guide and develop an individualized volunteer handbook for their own county program.  Some counties incorporate a Master Gardener directory with member names, photos, addresses and other contact information.  Having a member directory is a great asset in larger counties and is a good way for new members to get to know others in the program.  

The manual is divided into seven sections for ease of printing and searching for a specific topic. 

University of Arkansas - Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service Staff

University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service

The County Quorum Court and the County Extension Council

The Master Gardener Program and You

County Specific Information Pages              

Criteria For Projects

Master Gardener Project Proposal  

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About Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners receive many hours of training in botany, soil science, plant propagation, pest management, pesticide and herbicide usage, vegetable and ornamental plant gardening, plant and weed identification, pruning and other horticulture related subjects. 

About Master Gardeners

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The state is divided into three districts.  The eastern portion is the Delta District, the southwest portion is the Ouachita District and the northwest portion is the Ozark District.