January 17th, 2019
Washington 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 Washington County Master Gardener Volunteers making a difference!
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 17, 2019. Training will be on Thursday nights, 6pm to 8pm, starting February 7 and finishing May 2, 2019. An Introduction to the MG Program session will be held January 17, 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 Stephanie Plaster with questions and to request an application.
Watch an Orientation to the Master Gardener Program
Room 3224, Public Agency Center (333 E Washington St, West Bend, WI)