There are a number of steps in order to become a certified Alaska Master Gardener:
Step 1: Complete the Alaska Master Gardener Course.
Step 3: While you are working on your volunteer hours, you'll need to keep track of the date, location, what you did, number of hours you spent doing it, and the number of people you reached. You will need this information to complete step 4.
Step 5: Next, you will receive a patch and a certificate in the mail and you will officially be an Alaska Master Gardener! Congratulations!
Here are some ways to fulfill your volunteer service:
- Post on the Alaska Master Gardener Facebook Page (First, you must complete these trainings: Module 1
and Module 2
- Work on a gardening project locally in your community
- Start a 4-H Garden Club or help start a School Garden
- Assist non profits with gardening projects
- Start a community garden or help maintain one
- Teach a gardening workshop to the public, at a school, or to a club
- Help with beautification projects in your community
- Other ideas are encouraged. Please describe it in the Alaska Master Gardener Volunteer Proposal
. We will let you know if it is appropriate and help you find the best person to talk with to make it happen.
If any of the following are true, then the hours are not considered eligible as part of your 40 volunteer hours:
- You were paid to do the work;
- You were doing the work in promoting or as part of a personal business; or
- You did the work before you completed the Alaska Master Gardener Course.
Also, remember your Alaska Master Gardener title should not be used for business purposes.