Level 1 Training in Crawford County

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Event Information

Date: 

January 18th, 2019

Cost: 

$90

Contact: 

Karen Snitker

Phone: 

608-326-0223

Email: 

karen.snitker@ces.uwex.edu

Crawford County UW-Extension is now recruiting volunteers to apply for Level 1 Training of the Master Gardener Program.

Using Gardening to Make a Difference

Volunteers are important to UW-Extension.  They help reach into communities and address the needs that matter most to people.  Master Gardener Volunteers specifically focus on the topic of gardening. They help answer gardening questions, help people grow food, battle invasive plants and protect pollinators, and get people– of all ages and abilities– active in the garden!  You’ll get to help fulfill the UW-Extension mission in your area of the state using gardening and education.  If you want to make a difference in your community and also want to learn more about gardening, think about joining our team.

Read excerpts on Crawford County Master Gardener Volunteers making a difference!

Crawford Kids in the Garden

Level 1 training is a blended classroom of in-class lecture, discussion, and activities; plus out of class reading and video lectures.  Topics covered include an introduction to the plant sciences, soils, and integrated pest management. Participants should be able to answer most gardening questions using the appropriate resources at the end of the training.  

Application deadline is January 18, 2019. Training will be on Tuesday nights, 6pm to 9pm, starting February 12 and finishing Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

In addition to training, requirements include:

  • Completing and reporting a minimum of 24 hours of volunteerism on locally approved projects
  • Passing a required criminal background check
  • Completing UW-Extension’s mandated reporter training of child abuse and neglect
  • And signing the UW-Extension volunteer agreement form

Please contact Karen Snitker with questions and to request an application.

More information

Watch an Orientation to the Master Gardener Program

Event Location

Crawford County Administration Building, 225 N. Beaumont Road, Suite 236, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821