Master Gardener Program in Aiken & Lexington Counties

The mission of the Clemson Extension Master Gardener Program is to select, train, and utilize knowledgeable volunteers to facilitate the educational work of the local Consumer Horticulture Agent, by delivering research-based information to citizens of the state.

Click here for information about the ONLINE Master Gardener Program

The deadline for accepting applications for the live, in-classroom 2014 Summer Master Gardener Training Course has passed. To be notified of the next live, in-classroom training that starts January 2015, e-mail your contact information (full name, mailing address, and phone number) HERE.

The live, in-classroom Master Gardener Training Course (MGTC) is about 15 weeks of instruction led by Clemson Extension personnel, Master Gardeners, and other experts.  The Lexington MGTC is held at the Lexington County Extension Office on Fridays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm January through May. The Aiken MGTC is held at the Aiken County Extension Office on Tuesdays from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm July through November. There are no prerequisites to participate in the Master Gardener Training Course. 

Classes include basic botany and plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology, soils and plant nutrition, residential irrigation, vegetables, turfgrass, weeds, and more.  Certification requirments include attending classes, scoring 70% or better on the final examination, and giving back at least 40 educational service hours. 

 The Aiken Master Gardener Association (AMGA) and the Lexington County Master Gardener Volunteers (LCMGV) are organized to provide service opportunities and continuing education to Master Gardeners who have completed the Clemson Extension Master Gardener training. Some of the projects with which they are involved include

To be notified of the next live, in-classroom training, please e-mail your contact information (full name, mailing address, and phone number) HERE or contact:

Vicky Bertagnolli
Consumer Horticulture Agent/Master Gardener Coordinator
Phone:  (803) 359-8515 ext. 127
Email: VBERTAG@clemson.edu
605 W. Main St., Suite 109, Lexington, SC 29072

   

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Clemson Extension Master Gardener brochure

Click here for an application for the live, in-classroom Spring 2015 Master Gardener Training Course.

To be notified of the next live, in-classroom training, please e-mail your contact information (full name, mailing address, and phone number) HERE.

Click here for information about the ONLINE Master Gardener Program.

Calendar of events

For home lawn & garden information:

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For Clemson Extension Master Gardeners:

computer mouse: link to online reporting 

pencil: paper reporting form

The Master Gardener program in Aiken and Lexington Counties is coordinated by Vicky Bertagnolli, Horticulture Extension Agent.