MSU Extension Master Gardener Program

Access to World Class Gardening Knowledge

MSU Extension will be offering its Master Gardening Program this fall at the Kent County MSU Extension office located at 775 Ball Avenue, NE in Grand Rapids.  The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. beginning September 5 and ending on December 12, 2017.

The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program connects gardeners across the state to MSU‘s faculty and resources. Participants have access to information generated at one of the nation’s top plant science teaching and research universities and the chance to use this knowledge to improve their communities and enrich their lives.

Extension Master Gardener volunteers will complete14-session practical training course grounded in university research. This training consists of approximately 45 hours of training with classes on plant science, soil science, integrated pest management, diagnostics, annuals and perennials, woody ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, household and nuisance pests, indoor plants and gardening practices to protect water quality.

The cost of the course is $300.00 which includes a 1,000 page training manual.  To learn more and to register, visit the website at:  The deadline for registration with payment by check is August 21and the deadline for registration with payment by credit card is August 28, 2017.

Please contact Deb Gulick,, 616-632-7880 x 2 with questions.