Have you thought about becoming a Master Gardener through Cornell Cooperative Extension?
The Master Gardener Program is a national program of trained volunteers who work in partnership with their county Cooperative Extension office to extend information throughout their communities. Master Gardeners come from all walks of life, and are united by their enthusiasm for plants and people. Master Gardeners are expected to share their horticultural training with the community in the form of 100 initial hours of volunteer work with Cooperative Extension over a two year period. Through the Master Gardener training sessions and workshops, you will become a more knowledgeable gardener. You will have access to numerous Cooperative Extension gardening materials and will be able to attend Master Gardener workshops and participate in field trips with other Master Gardeners from around the state. Volunteer hours are flexible depending on interest and time availability. Travel expenses are tax-deductible.
The Southern Tier Region Master Gardener Training for the 2019-2020 season will share training through the six counties of Broome, Chemung, Tioga, Tompkins, Schuyler, and Steuben.Sessions will run for approximately half a day, usually 8:30-1:00. Session locations for each date to be determined.
September 21, 2019
October 19, 2019
November 16, 2019
December 7, 2019
March 14, 2020
April ?, 2020 (Date to be decided by home county participants)
If you are a Steuben County resident, please contact Ariel Kirk, Agriculture Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-664-2574 for more information. If you are a resident of another county within the region, please contact your home CCE staff member. Thank you!