Jan. 1 Deadline to Apply for Master Gardener Training

Chrys B. Gardener cab69 at cornell.edu
Mon Dec 30 10:57:14 EST 2013

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Starts February 2014

         The Master Gardener Program of Tompkins County Cornell Cooperative Extension is planning a Master Gardener volunteer training to start in February 2014.  The Master Gardener Program is a national program of trained volunteers who work in partnership with their county Cooperative Extension office to expand the agency's educational outreach by providing home gardeners with research-based information.

Master Gardener trainees should have a basic knowledge of gardening, enthusiasm for acquiring new knowledge and skills, good communication skills, and have the willingness and time to participate in volunteer activities.

Classroom training will take place Thursday evenings, 6:00-9:00 pm, in Ithaca, from early February to mid-April.  Hands-on, practical gardening skills will be taught in garden settings over the spring and summer, then classes will resume Thursday evenings in the fall.
Application materials can be downloaded here: http://ccetompkins.org/calendar/13/12/12/master-gardener-volunteer-training  and returned to Pat Curran at CCE- Tompkins, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca NY 14850-3555 by January 1, 2014.  Direct questions to Pat Curran at 272-2292 or pc21 at cornell.edu<mailto:pc21 at cornell.edu>. Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be scheduled for January.

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