The Ohio State University Extension offices in Jefferson and Harrison Counties are currently accepting new applications for the Spring 2017 Master Gardener Volunteer training program. Master Gardener Volunteers in Ohio contributed over 180,000 hours of service in 2015 and offer assistance with home horticultural questions, pest identification, school programs, demonstrations, research, and continuing education programs. Training sessions will begin in March and continue into May. Participants interested in receiving the 50 hour intensive training will learn about basic botany, plant physiology, soils, entomology, plant pathology, plant diagnostics, integrated pest management, pesticide use and safety, lawn care, home vegetable and fruit production, backyard wildlife management and much more! Working with county Ohio State Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide educational services to their communities. If you are a garden enthusiast, this is a great opportunity to share your gardening know-how and skills with others in your community.


To become a Jefferson/Harrison County Master Gardener Volunteer:

Submit an application to the OSU Extension office in Jefferson County by mail (587 Bantam Ridge Road, Suite C, Wintersville, OH 43953) or email (

Applications are due November 15th. Interviews will begin in November.