University of Delaware New Castle County Cooperative Extension Announces 2013 Master Gardener Volunteer Training

January 2, 2013 under Cooperative Extension

Master Gardeners volunteer trainingThe University of Delaware Cooperative Extension in New Castle County is now accepting applications for Master Gardener volunteer educator training. Training will run Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting March 7, 2013 and continue through May 21, 2013.

Carrie Murphy, Extension Educator, said of the program, “This training program is designed to make good educators out of good gardeners. Master Gardeners pledge to devote volunteer time to help Cooperative Extension provide research-based information to the gardening public. Without this volunteer program, we could not reach nearly as many people as we do now.”

Training will consist of horticultural and educational topics, with emphasis on hands-on experience and active learning techniques. There is a training fee of $150. Scholarships are available based on financial need. The application deadline is January 7, 2013.

Details on the Master Gardener program, training, and application materials are available on the Cooperative Extension website at http://extension.udel.edu/lawngarden/master-gardener-volunteer-educators/become-a-master-gardener/, or by email and phone request to Carrie Murphy, cjmurphy@udel.edu, (302) 831-2506.

It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.

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