Montana State University

Montana Master Gardener

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173140
Bozeman MT, 59717-3140

Tel: (406) 994-2120
Location: 410 Leon Johnson

Montana Master Gardener Coordinator:

Dara Palmer

If your county or Reservation isn't listed either contact your Extension agent for more informaiton or sign up to the closest location to you

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Level 2 Master Gardener

The Level 2 Master Gardener course is commonly an eight-week 16+ hour course taught by the local Extension agents, plant professionals and Master Gardener volunteers.  The Level 2 Master Gardener course is an intermediate/advanced course for those who have prior knowledge or experience in gardening, or has previously taken the Level 1 Master Gardener course.  In the Level 2 Master Gardener course you will learn about:

  • The role of Master Gardener in Extension
  • Binomial nomenclature
  • Fertility, plant nutrients (more emphasis on micronutrients and microorganisms)
  • Plant growth and development
  • Entomology, plant diseases and abiotic disorders
  • Vegetable and fruit Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Tree, shrubs and lawn Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  • Propagation
  • Season extension

Following the completion of the Level 2 Master Gardener course, students will be required to pass a closed book exam and fulfill a minimum volunteer commitment of 30 hours to be certified.  The cost, time and location will be determined by the county Extension agent or Master Gardener coordinator. To learn more about Master Gardener in your county or Reservation click here.