Welcome to the Florence County Master Gardeners!
“Sowing The Seeds For The Love Of Gardening”
The Florence County Master Gardener’s Association is a non–profit organization of people who have completed the Clemson University Master Gardener Program classes and who work as volunteers to promote public interest in gardening and home horticulture. The training program consists of 48 hours of classroom instruction over a 16-week period. One of the course requirements is a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service. The organization’s members are available to assist homeowners, schools and others in the community with problem solving, planting suggestions, and in general serve as a resource for the public. MG’s never stop learning. Each month there is an evening meeting where a speaker presents information on some facet of gardening. At these meetings projects are planned and volunteers for various projects are recruited. Some of our projects include answering gardening questions called into the Clemson Extension office, working with classroom teachers and/or schools to plant gardens with their students, holding plant problem clinics, organizing workshops and a lecture series for the public, helping Habitat for Humanity with landscaping, and interacting with nursing home residents with plants. A display garden is also planted and maintained at the Pee Dee Research & Education Center. Anyone interested in taking the course and becoming an active member of the Florence County Master Gardener’s Association should contact Tony Melton, Clemson Extension Agent, at (843) 661-4800.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.