JOIN US IN BECOMING
A MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension
Master Gardener Program is designed to educate the public in horticulture and related environmental concerns. Our volunteers are members of a diverse community who take an active interest in
Gardens, Lawns, Trees Shrubs, Wildlife and the Environment.
Each Extension Master Gardener Program is tailored to the needs of the county in which it is located.
Volunteers serve the community by sharing their interest and knowledge in gardening. If you are interested in gardening, have a desire to share your time and knowledge in the community, you are probably a great candidate for the Master Gardener program.
Students become Master Gardener Interns and will begin to fulfill the first year 40 hours of volunteer service required for certification.
JULY 15, 2016 ~ DEADLINE FOR 2016 APPLICATIONS
Applications must be received by July 15th in order to be eligible for the 2016 classes. You may either hand deliver your application or mail it to the address listed below under 'When You're Ready to Apply'. If you'd like to receive an email confirmation, of the receipt of your application, please supply your email address on your application. Confirmations should go out within 10 days of receipt.
AUGUST 9, 2016, 9-11:00 am ~ 2016 Class Orientation
AUGUST 16 and AUGUST 23, 2016 ~ Applicant Interviews
All applicants will be interviewed by Debbie Dillion, our Union County Extension Horticulture / Agriculture Agent.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Applicants are required to attend all classes unless other arrangements have been made and approved by Debbie Dillion. Tuesday's classes are from 9am until 12 noon and are held weekly beginning September 6th and finishing on November 22nd. There are also three Saturday classes, from 9am until 12 noon, held on September 17th, October 15th and November 5th.
Once you are accepted, a registration fee of $150 is due prior to the start of the first class.
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Download and fill out an application. Your application can either be dropped off or mailed to:
Union County Extension Cooperative Agent - Agriculture/Horticulture
3230-D Presson Road
Monroe, NC 28112
For additional questions, please call Debbie at: (704) 283-3801 or email her at: email@example.com
Master Gardener Application
Union County Extension Master Gardeners have a wide range of opportunities to continue their education and be actively involved through:
- Monthly Education Meetings
- Monthly Successful Gardener Classes
- Assisting in our Teaching Gardens
- Volunteering throughout the Community and in Schools
- Summer 4-H Camp
- Annual Sales Events: Tree Sale (February); Spring Plant Sale (April); Fall Bulb & Plant Sale (October)
- Monthly Volunteer Hosted Luncheons With Educational Events
- Heritage Festival - Hosted Annually
To continue to be certified, Master Gardeners are required to give 40 hours of approved volunteer service in the community every year. The cost for recertification is currently $10 per year and is required by the NC State Extension.
Extension Master Gardeners Parameters:
- Represent NC Cooperative Extension.
- Promote the research-based recommendations of Cooperative Extension.
- May only use title Extension Master Gardener when engaged in Extension sponsored activities.