How to Become a Master Gardener

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension trains gardening enthusiasts of Pinal County as Master Gardener volunteers who help their fellow citizens grow better gardens and more sustainable landscapes.

Master Gardener classes are taught by University of Arizona Cooperative Extension faculty, industry professionals, and other horticulture experts.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of selecting, installing, and maintaining healthy, appropriate landscapes and gardens for Pinal County.

Who Should Join?

Anyone with an interest in environmentally responsible landscaping and gardening in Pinal County and a desire to teach those principles and skills from research-based materials to others.

Learning Convenience

These Master Gardener courses are provided online all year through Desire 2 Learn (D2L). D2L is a cloud-based software suite used for online and blended classroom learning.

The course can be completed online anywhere with an internet connection, and usually in the convenience of your home. The cost of the course is $200 plus the purchase of the Arizona Master Gardener Manual.

Some of the courses available:

* Botany

* Cacti & Succulents

* Desert-Adapted Plants/Natives

* Entomology

* Irrigation & Landscape Watering

* Integrated Pest Management

* Soils & Fertilizers

* Tree & Shrub Pruning

* Turf

* Vegetable & Herbs

* And much more!

Contact Us!

To learn more about becoming a Master Gardener, contact Theresa Ellsworth, administrative assistant, by phone at 520-836-5221, x202, or by email at [email protected]

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its programs and activities.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting (Cooperative Extension, Pinal County, 820 East Cottonwood Lane, #C, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, 520-836-5221). Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.