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About East Hawai'i Master Gardeners

What is a Master Gardener?

Being a Master Gardener is so much more than taking a gardening class. After you’ve passed the training course, you have many opportunities to fulfill your volunteer requirements to meet certification.

Master Gardener Training

Trained Master Gardener volunteers help extension agents meet the demand for research based horticultural and gardening information in the community. We enjoy the  challenge, and are always learning new things.


Here’s a short history of the Master Gardener program, and some information on the Komohana Research Complex.

8 Huis

Master Gardeners volunteer their time through 8 different huis (or groups) designed to assist home gardeners and promote sustainable gardening practices.

Hawaii Island Master Gardeners
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