Are you ready to get your hands dirty?

Now accepting applications for Elbert County Extension’s Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener Program 2019

The Master Gardener Program is made up entirely of certified volunteers who aid the local Colorado State University Extension Office and provide research-based gardening and horticulture information to Elbert County residents.

Master Gardeners help the organization and connect with the community through:
•    Educational seminars;
•    Writing articles;
•    Managing office hours in the growing season; and
•    Participation in local community events.

No previous experience/gardening skills required. Applications are available at the Elbert County Extension Office, 95 Ute Avenue, Kiowa. For more information visit

The Master Gardener program includes twelve weeks of college-level classes beginning in January 2020 and covering a broad range of topics including plant growth and development, soil health, plant nutrition, insects and pests, disease and diagnosis, turf management, floriculture, vegetables, wildlife and more.

Once classes are complete, Master Gardener apprentices are required to spend 50 hours working in Elbert County. There is a one-time participation fee for applicants who are selected to join the program.

Interested in becoming an Elbert County Master Gardener? Call 303-621-3162 for more information.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2019.

Photo Caption:
Elbert County’s Master Gardeners beside their demonstration gardens at the Elbert County Fairgrounds