The Master Gardener training class in Greenville County is typically held from October to February each year. Class sessions are 3.5 hours per week for 17 weeks and are held on Thursdays at the Greenville County Extension Office.
Enrollees in the course are invited to join The Greater Greenville Master Gardener Association (GGMGA), an educational, non-profit service organization consisting of certified Clemson Extension Master Gardeners. GGMGA works in partnership with the Clemson University Extension Office as a service arm of Extension Horticulture providing non-biased, research-based horticultural information to diverse groups of people within Greenville County. What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture and their volunteer work in the community.
GGMGA has an excellent and highly informative newsletter published bimonthly called The Grapevine.