Cornell Cooperative Extensions: Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Schoharie and Otsego Counties
First Presbyterian Church
25 Church St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations in Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, and Schoharie and Otsego Counties seek residents who have a genuine interest in horticulture and wish to serve as outreach ambassadors in their home counties, sharing information with community members and engaging in community projects.
Master Gardeners are trained in the art and science of horticulture, chiefly around the themes of ornamental landscapes and food gardening. The Master Gardener Programs are local, state, and national programs directed by state land-grant institutions—Cornell University for New Yorkers—to enhance the ability of County Cooperative Extension organizations to share knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with residents through trained volunteers.
Training for the program will begin Monday, September 10, and will continue for ten consecutive Mondays through November 12, except Columbus Day week when class will be held Tuesday, October 9. Classes are at the First Presbyterian Church on Church Street in Cooperstown. The cost of the program training is $150. Individuals are invited to apply by Friday, August 17, but some space may be available for late applicants. Apply now to ensure your enrollment in this very popular program.
The CCE Master Gardener instructors provide hands-on training for volunteers through a comprehensive series of garden-based topics. In return for this training, volunteers work with CCE educators to provide outreach education and programs to respective county constituents. Many volunteers address home-gardening questions while others participate in community gardening projects, educational workshops, and annual plant sales.
CCE Chenango: Alexis Woodcock: 607-334-5841; firstname.lastname@example.org
CCE Delaware: Carla Crim 607-865-6531; email@example.com
CCE Herkimer: Bernie Armata: 315- 866-7920; firstname.lastname@example.org
CCE Schoharie & Otsego: David Cox: 518-234-4303 (x119); email@example.com