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The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the educational mission of promoting good and sustainable gardening practices. We are volunteers who have graduated from an academic training class and have completed service hours working with the public to advance our mission.Individuals who complete this training and service are then certified as Master Gardeners. Although members participate in activities throughout Western Massachusetts, the organization is divided into three sub-regions: Berkshire County, Upper Valley, and Lower Valley which organize activities and volunteer efforts in their respective regions.

Master Gardener programs exist throughout the nation and are typically associated with a state university. Our program originated at the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Massachusetts. In 1989 due to funding limitations, the program was discontinued at UMass. We have been operating independently since then thanks to a very dedicated group of program graduates.  Our ranks continue to grow.  Click Here for More


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Become A Master Gardener - FAQs

 

What is a Master Gardener?

   

The Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is a member-managed nonprofit organization dedicated to the educational mission of promoting good and sustainable gardening practices.  Each Master Gardener has completed an in-depth training program, including hands-on activities in gardening and public education, and has made a commitment to participate in WMMGA-sponsored public programs each year. WMMGA is an Affiliate of the national Master Gardener program of the American Horticultural Society.


 

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What We Do

 
Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association is committed to serving the community through public education and service. Find us at local farmers markets answering gardening questions. Look for us tending area community and non-profit groups' gardens.
 

 

Ask A Master Gardener

 
PHONE HOTLINE: Call the Hotline with your gardening questions at any time: 413-298-5355.  WMMGA Master Gardeners will answer your questions and call you back! Please leave your name, your question, your phone number (or email address), and the best time to reach you on the answering machine any day of the week. We will call you back when we have an answer to your question.
 

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