Master Gardeners testing soil for pH at their annual Garden Day event
Image by CCEUC

Master Gardeners testing soil for pH at their annual Garden Day event

Master Gardeners teaching a class at Garden Day
Image by CCEUC

Master Gardeners teaching a class at Garden Day

Master Gardener assisting with a purchase at the Master Gardener annual Plant Sale fundraiser.

Master Gardener assisting with a purchase at the Master Gardener annual Plant Sale fundraiser.

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Master Gardener Open House for Prospective Volunteers

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Would you like to know the answers to questions that come along with planting and growing a magnificent flower bed, a bountiful vegetable garden, or flourishing fruit trees, and do you also have a desire to share this knowledge with others?  Then you should consider becoming a Master Gardener and sharing your experience and expertise with the inquiring public. 

We will be hosting a Master Gardener Open House for prospective volunteers.  The Master Gardener Program is currently accepting applications to become a Master Gardener for their 2017-2018 class.

Basic requirements:

  • An interest and experience in horticulture,
  • A willingness to give back to the community, and
  • The time to do so. 

Community volunteers are trained to assist other members of their community with research-based information obtained from Cornell University, other Universities throughout the nation in the land grant system, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The fee is $250. Participants will be refunded $50 upon completion of 100 volunteer hours within the first two years. 

For a detailed position description and application, visit https://tinyurl.com/Become-an-MG

This information can also be picked up at our office (232 Plaza Road in Kingston), or to be sent materials, contact Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Dona Crawford, at 845-340-3990 x335 or email dm282@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact the program office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.