Master Gardener Annual Report

In 2019, more than 4,000 Florida Master Gardener volunteers donated more than 350,000 hours of their time.

Florida Master Gardener volunteers assist UF/IFAS Extension agents by providing research-based, horticultural education to Florida residents. In 2019, more than 4,000 Florida Master Gardener volunteers gave 353,955 hours in 60 Florida counties. This equals $8.2 million provided to Florida's economy.

Master Gardener volunteers assist in a variety of projects, including:

  • Answering questions at plant help desks
  • Giving landscaping and gardening workshops at public libraries
  • Building demonstration gardens
  • Assisting with community gardens
  • Teaching youth and school gardens

Annual Report

A illustrated version of the Florida Master Gardener report for 2019, text is also below

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UF/IFAS Extension Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program 2019 Annual Report

The UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a citizen-driven program that benefits UF/IFAS Extension and Floridians. The program relies on dedicated Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) who have an interest in gardening and in giving back to their communities.

  • There are 4,057 Master Gardener Volunteers in 60 of Florida’s 67 counties.
  • Counties provided training to 653 new Master Gardener Volunteers.
  • Master Gardener Volunteers provided 4,605 presentations for the public in their community.
  • In 2019, volunteers received 62,400 continuing education credits. Each volunteer receives a minimum of ten hours of continued education annually.
  • 395,240 clientele were served through plant clinics, school and community gardens, events, and presentations.
  • 353,955 hours of time were volunteered in 2019. Active MGVs donate an average of 100 or more volunteer hours each year.
  • Via media including websites, radio, television, digital and print publications, MGVs reached 10,867,477 people.