HERKIMER CO., N.Y. — Interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Herkimer County is seeking applicants to participate in this popular nationally recognized public service program.
The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is open to Herkimer County residents with an interest in flora and food gardening and a willingness to share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with constituents in his/her local communities. A core part of the Master Gardener experience is the comprehensive training in the science and art of horticulture taught by university researchers and active practitioners on the latest growing science.
The training program is organized by the Cornell Cooperative Extension offices in Herkimer, Delaware and Otsego/Schoharie counties and will be by Zoom conferencing (as per COVID-19 protocols). There are twenty sessions altogether running consecutive Mondays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Classes begin on Monday, September 21, and run through March 15, 2021, except for holidays.
Trainees may participate from home or from respective CCE county offices with COVID-19 safety protocols observed. Participants will need access to a computer with audio and camera components for interactive discussions. The cost is $150 per person, including all materials. Applications will be followed by an interview.
For details about the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer training or an application, see our page at: http://blogs.cornell.edu/cceherkimer/programs/horticulture/master-gardener-volunteer-training/ or contact Garet Livermore, CCE Herkimer County, 315-866-7920, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For those in Delaware, Schoharie or Otsego Counties, please contact your CCE Office: Delaware: 607-865-6531; Schoharie & Otsego: 518-234-4303.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County
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