What is the VCE Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program?
The VCE (Virginia Cooperative Extension) Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program trains participants to become VCE Master Gardener Volunteers in practical gardening and landscaping techniques both, preserving and protecting the environment. The classes are taught by the horticulture extension agent, experts, and professionals in the different fields.
What is a certified VCE Master Gardener?
Certified VCE MGVs are trained volunteers who help their community by teaching others environmentally sound landscape gardening techniques. VCE MGVs complete 50 hours of classroom training and 50 internship hours. Master Gardener volunteers continue to volunteer in the community.
What do Master Gardeners do?
Primarily, MGVs are educators in the community. Our projects include school- based programs, a horticulture help-line, plant clinics, maintaining demonstration gardens, horticulture therapy and others.
Who should take the class?
If you love gardening and beautifying the environment, if you want to share what you learn with others, then you should take this class! Master Gardeners provide a vast array of opportunities to learn and grow as gardeners and volunteers.
When and where does the training class begin?
Virginia Cooperative Extension will be conducting a fall online master gardener training course, starting in August 2018. Volunteers are needed to help with school programs, help desks, demonstration gardens, and horticulture therapy. The cost will be $150. For more information or to register, contact the Culpeper Extension Office at (540) 727-3435 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg. VT/1015/VCE-654NP/490-112