Cornell Cooperative Extensions: Chenango, Delaware, Herkimer, Schoharie and Otsego Counties
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 the third Monday in September, and will continue for nine consecutive Mondays through November, except Columbus Day week when class will be held Tuesday. The cost of the program training is $150. Individuals are invited to apply by Friday, August 14, 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: Call 315-866-7920
CCE Schoharie & Otsego: David Cox: 518-234-4303 (x119); firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated March 4, 2020