COLUMBUS, Ohio — For nearly fifty years, The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program has been training gardening enthusiasts throughout Ohio. Their goal is to foster expertise and community engagement in the world of horticulture. 

Ohio's Master Gardener volunteer program started in the late 1970s. It's steadily grown and there are now more than 3,000 program volunteers in more than 62 Ohio counties. 

The program provides training to volunteers with no experience required. Once a volunteer completes the Master Gardener program, they can help answer gardening questions from the public, conduct plant clinics, host community gardening activities, and help beautify the community. 

You can find more information on the Master Gardener volunteer program here