Master Gardener Annual Report

In 2022, more than 4,000 Florida Master Gardener Volunteers donated more than 300,00 hours of their time.

Florida Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) assist UF/IFAS Extension agents by providing research-based, horticultural education to Florida residents. In 2022, 3,230 volunteers gave 305,940 hours of their time in 58 Florida counties. This equates to more than $8.4 million provided to Florida's economy.

Master Gardener Volunteers typically 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

In 2022, MGVs served 164,581 Florida citizens through plant clinics, presentations, and school and community gardens.

Annual Report

A illustrated version of the Florida Master Gardener report for 2022, text is also below

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UF/IFAS Extension Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program 2022 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 a passion for gardening to serve as horticulture educators in their communities.

  • Counties returned to in-person training following the pandemic, resulting in 520 new Master Gardener Volunteers.
  • There are 3,230 Master Gardener Volunteers in 58 of Florida’s 67 counties.
  • Counties provided 34,319 hours in continuing education to MGVs in 2022. Each volunteer receives a minimum of 10 hours of education annually.
  • Master Gardener Volunteers served 164,581 clientele through plant clinics, presentations, and school and community gardens.
  • The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program website received 70,634 visits. The top pages outside of the homepage were the webinar listings and the volunteers' page.
  • 305,940 hours of time were volunteered in 2022. Active MGVs donate an average of 94 or more volunteer hours each year.
  • In 2022, the estimated value of a volunteer hour in Florida was $27.68. The Master Gardener Volunteers donated $8,468,420 worth of time to the citizens of Florida.