Are you interested in home gardening, landscaping, or other areas of horticulture? If you are we have a program for you!

The Van Buren County Extension office will be offering training sessions to become a Master Gardener. You receive 40 hours of training for $85 and then in return give back 40 hours of community service through various horticulture related projects in Van Buren County.


Training sessions will be held on 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7 and 14. To be certified as a Master Gardener you must attend all five sessions. The program will contain sessions taught by State Extension Horticulture Specialists and other Horticulture Experts. You will not be disappointed and will be getting a lot of educational information during this program. The classes will be conducted over the internet using Zoom conferencing at one location in the county. Our location will be at the Van Buren County Library in Clinton.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.

Beyond the training session, you will have the opportunity to work with some great volunteers and continue to gain knowledge in horticulture.

If you are interested in horticulture and would also like to give back to your community, give us a call at the Van Buren County Extension office at (501)745-7117 for an application. Applications are available now and due back with training fees in the Van Buren County Extension office by 4 p.m. September 27.