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Annual Requirements

The following are the annual requirements for St Charles certified

Master Gardeners



Master Gardener annual commitment:

  • 20 Volunteer hours (minimum) - with a minimum of 5 hours in the demonstration gardens, greenhouse or Hortline

  • 6 Continuing Education hours

See our website for details on Continuing Education

The education hour requirement may be reduced depending on the MG’s total annual volunteer hours.

See Continuing Education Guidelines on the About Us menu on our website 


The annual hour commitment for Active Master Gardeners begins each January



It is important for Master Gardeners to report their volunteer hours and contacts as this demonstrates to the St Charles County Council, who provides funding to the St Charles Extension Center, of the value of the program. All hours should be reported using the state Online Reporting Database.

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