Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program –  This program provides horticultural training to adults who, in turn, volunteer for Eau Claire County UW Extension. The goal is to connect people with resources and research-based information to help people better understand horticulture and their environment.

Acceptance into the program includes passing a background check, approval of application, and signing a volunteer agreement.

When: Every Thursday, 6pm-9pm, March 17 – May 19, 2016 and Saturday May 28, 2016
Where: Eau Claire County UW-Extension Office, Altoona, WI
How: On-line and in-class learning
Cost: $100 (limited number of scholarships available)

ladies hands holding soil and a small plant  Click here for the 2016 Eau Claire County Master Gardener Volunteer Training Packet

Course topics include:

  • pest management of mammals, insects, and diseases
  • lawn care, fruits, vegetable, and tree care
  • general gardening practices

The 2016 training is designed to focus on current volunteer project needs including: youth gardening and Ask-A-Master-Gardener Booth. Other volunteer opportunities are available. An educational emphasis must be a component of a volunteer project.

Maintaining volunteer status with UW-Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program includes providing a minimum of 24 volunteer hours and 10 hours of continuing education.

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