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UCCE San Bernardino County Master Gardener Class Application Graduating Class of 2022


Do you want to help residents of San Bernardino County garden and landscape more sustainably; grow food in home, school, and community gardens; and improve the health of our communities? Becoming a University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener volunteer may just be for you! Before you can volunteer, you must complete a 50-hour online training course taught by UC and other subject-matter experts.

Important dates:

December 15, 2021: Deadine to complete online application and required information session (you may choose a date to attend the information session further down the survey)

Continuous (through January 7, 2022): Rolling acceptance of applicants on an individual basis.  

January 31, 2022: $150 class fee paid online, Master Gardener handbook purchased (not included in tuition: $28-$40), and background check completed (not included in tuition: $25-$40)

April 30, 2021. Final date to complete on-line course requirements (view and complete quizzes for all modules, complete a midterm and final exam, and a class presentation online or in-person.  

June 30, 2023: Final date to complete your required 50 volunteer hours.

MG program graduation requirements include viewing and completing quizzes on all classes, passing an open book midterm and final exam, and co-presenting a 15-minute talk to your classmates on a horticulture topic of your group's choice. UCCE will ensure the health and safety of accepted applicants and the public served through the program by requiring physical distancing and other precautions as necessitated by COVID-19 throughout the training and volunteer period, including returning to all on-line formats if necessary. 

What is the Master Gardener Program?  

The UCCE Master Gardener program provides 50-hours of training on a wide array of home horticulture topics to adults (18 years and older) accepted into the program who agree to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours over a one year period through activities promoting sustainable landscaping; developing backyard, community and school gardens; and, increasing the health and vitality of communities. If accepted, a $150 class fee must be paid online using the secure UC server by December 15, 2021. In addition, all accepted students must purchase a UC ANR Master Gardener Handbook (price ranges from $28- $40 online) and clear a UC background check (required even if you have completed a similar background check through another organization or for work). Questions?  Email Master Gardener Coordinator Maggie O'Neill at