Master Gardener General Training – Level 1

Calumet County Master Gardener Volunteer Training to Begin – Fall 2019

Calumet County Master Gardeners (MGs) are individuals who have an interest in horticulture and have taken Master Gardener training offered by UW-Madison Division of Extension.  MGs share their time and knowledge with others.  It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill of gardening, and the giving back to the community that distinguishes Extension MGs from other gardeners. Level I Training will be hosted in Calumet County from in the Fall of 2019.   Level I Training will cost $125 per person. Course fee includes 12 classes, training manuals, access to supplemental materials, and a one-year membership in the state and local associations. Classes will meet in Room #017 (lower level) at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton.

Classes are scheduled from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm on the following dates:

  • September 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14, 21
  • December 5, 12

This year, a flipped classroom approach will be used. Students will watch video lectures at home, and class will be a time for students to inquire about the lecture content, test their skills in applying knowledge, and interact with one another in hands-on activities. Topics include: botany, soils, woody ornamentals, herbaceous ornamentals, entomology, plant pathology, weeds, lawn care, vegetables, fruits, and backyard wildlife. For students who do not have access to a computer, accommodations to watch the videos can be made in the Extension office during normal business hours.

To earn Master Gardener certification, individuals must also volunteer a minimum of 24 hours at one of our selected projects.

Registration material (Application, Volunteer Agreement, Consent to Background Check, and $125 payment – payable to Calumet County Master Gardeners) are due to the Calumet County UW-Extension Office, 206 Court Street, Chilton, WI  53014 by September 6.  Contact Amber O’Brien for more information.

The required forms can be found here:


For more information about the Calumet County Master Gardener program or Level 1 Training contact:

Extension Calumet County
206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-1450 x3