MGs are vital links in an educational chain that begins with research from the University of Delaware and the horticultural industry. Cooperative Extension specialists, educators, and volunteer educators then translate this research into practical, usable methods that can be used by gardeners. Education is at the heart of all MG activities, which can take many forms, including teaching by example and demonstration, and hands-on work with people of all ages.
MGs have undergone training in a wide variety of horticultural and environmental topics. Monthly meetings bring all MGs together to continue the learning process. The result is volunteer educators committed to outreach and helping others improve the quality of their lives.
New Castle County Master Gardeners’ (MGs) outreach efforts include:
- Home Gardener Workshops and Speakers Bureau: MGs develop and deliver a wide variety of workshops and lectures for adults.
- Youth Education: MGs furnish technical support and educational outreach to public and private institutions serving youth.
- The Garden Line and Plant Diagnostic Service: MGs respond to questions on The Garden Line (302) 831-8862 and evaluate plant and insect samples submitted to the County Office for evaluation.
- Demonstration and Display Gardens: MGs create and maintain the native plant garden, the vegetable and fruit garden, and the compost demonstration site at the County Office.
Spring Workshops for the Home Gardener
Workshops for the Home Gardener Spring 2013, Brochure and Registration Form
Questions regarding the workshops schedule, contact Carrie Murphy, email@example.com, (302) 831-COOP.