Meeting the educational needs of thousands of citizens requires the dedication, creativity, and hard work of many volunteers. Consider joining the ranks of a volunteer program that makes a difference in Delaware.
Master Gardeners bring the joy of horticulture and environmental education into classrooms, homes, communities and demonstration gardens throughout the State.
Master Gardener trainees learn how to conduct educational programs in horticultural and environmental topics. They learn about research-based lawn and garden management practices known to be least damaging to the environment. But moreover, they become part of a vibrant community of individuals dedicated to growing a “greener” Delaware.
|New Castle County Master GardenersThe 2013 Training Program is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, March through May 2013 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The training is held at the Cooperative Extension Office on the University of Delaware campus, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark. Applications will be accepted through the first week of January, 2013 and applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program by the first week of February, 2013.
To learn more about the Master Gardeners and the Training Program, attend an information session at your local library this month. Registration is not required.
For additional information, please contact Carrie Murphy, New Castle County Master Gardener Coordinator, email@example.com, (302) 831-2506.
|Kent and Sussex County Master GardenersTo become a Master Gardener, you must submit an application, successfully complete the training program held twice a week for seven weeks every other fall, and complete 45 hours of volunteer service, part of which will consist of answering phone questions in the Extension Office, during the year following training. Training is held every other year in the fall.
The next training sessions are in the fall of 2013.
Kent County Cooperative Extension