Announcing 2018 Level 1 Master Gardener Volunteer Training
Garden enthusiasts interested in learning more about horticulture and who have an interest in volunteering in their local communities can now register for the UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training program. This program is a gateway to learning for personal growth, and a mission to volunteer through community events, school projects, outreach, and UW-Extension activities.
An orientation session is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 (9:00 am to Noon) and will be followed by weekly sessions beginning Tuesday, April 3 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Spooner Agriculture Research Station and continue each Tuesday evening through June 19, 2018.
In Wisconsin, the Master Gardener training is facilitated through county UW-Extension offices. Training includes a mixture of classroom instruction, online learning activities, at-home reading, hands-on activities and field trips. Anyone 18 years old or older can be a Master Gardener Volunteer, and no previous experience is required. Being a Master Gardener Volunteer isn’t all about plants. It’s also about working with people such as youth, the elderly, and differently abled folks. More information is available in these brochures and on the Level 1 training website (where you can see all the online modules.)
UW-Extension Master Gardener Program Brochure
North Country Master Gardener Volunteers
Level 1 Training Website
Application to Become an UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer
UW-Extension Volunteer Behavior Expectations Form
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