2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Scheduled

This year’s training will be held April 4th to June 20th,  6 to 9 pm, at the Riverview Town Hall, 15471 Hwy 32, in Mountain, WI.  Some later sessions may be held at alternative sites, weather permitting.  The Master Gardener Volunteer program is designed for those who want to learn more about gardening in order to share their knowledge with others.  It is a program to train horticultural volunteers who will assist UW Extension in sharing horticultural information with the public.

The sessions build on your knowledge base of general horticultural topics while also providing interaction time and discussions of locally-oriented issues within the main topic.

Master Gardener Volunteer certification involves attending training sessions, volunteering 24 hours of related community service, and completing a take-home exam.  Whether you like working most with people or with plants, there are activities that you can do to fulfill the volunteer hours requirement.

The registration fee for an individual is $95.00 or $155.00 per couple.  The fee covers the instructional materials utilized during the course.  The instruction is repaid by the volunteer hours you perform during or after course completion.

The program will be delivered via interactive discussions and presentations, hands-on skill development, small group tasks, and other activities.  Scott Reuss, UW Extension Horticulture Agent, will lead most sessions with guest speakers as well.

The registration form should be returned to the UW Extension office (Marinette County) by March 28, 2019; however, the class may be filled prior to that date, so it is suggested to register as soon as possible.

The brochure contains complete information such as class dates and topics, along with the registration form.