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Meadowlark Extension Master Gardener Program

The Meadowlark District Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Program is a volunteer organization designed to provide the public with research-based horticultural information. 

EMG's come from all walks of life but their common bond is a love of gardening and sharing information throughout the community. EMG's receive a basic training in the disciplines of horticulture. Training consists of 40 to 50 hours of instruction in all aspects of horticulture.

EMG's then volunteer in projects to help Extension promote its educational mission. Volunteers are involved statewide with a variety of community education projects such as:

  • Demonstartion gardens
  • Classes at community gardens
  • Gardening information at farmer's markets
  • Youth garden education in schools
  • Local garden tours


Applications for the Fall 2024 Meadowlark EMG Program are now open! You can download the application here or pick up a physical copy from one of our offices. Completed applications can be returned to one of our offices or emailed to lauraphillips@ksu.edu. Applications are due by August 9th. 

Click here for an application

Our current training schedule can be found here.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Meadowlark EMG Program or the application, please contact  Laura Phillips at lauraphillips@ksu.edu or 785-230-4028 (call/text).

Click here to learn more about K-State's EMG curriculum and statewide EMG efforts.