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The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; and developing community or demonstration gardens.

More information about state-level Master Gardener Volunteer programs and activities is available at

Lake County Master Gardener Volunteers are enthusiastic community members dedicated to learning and sharing their gardening knowledge with others. They seek opportunities to share their knowledge one person at a time or to large groups presenting classes to garden clubs, senior groups, church groups, libraries, 4-H clubs, and conduct planting demonstrations at garden center special events.

Call the Lake County Master Gardener Volunteer Helpline for all your gardening and insect questions at 440-853-2634. During non-staffed hours, make use of their 24/7 email ( or voicemail options. Trained Master Gardener Volunteers will research your question or ask you to submit a sample for accurate diagnosis.