Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class is Waiting for You!

Do you want to join the Ohio State University Master Gardener Volunteer Program? Applications are now available for the 2018 training class to be held this fall.  The Ohio State University Master Gardener Program reaches hundreds of people in Clermont County each year.

Volunteers receive training from OSU experts on topics such as lawns, soil health, tree identification, annual and perennial plants, insects, pest management, plant diseases and more!  Once trained, Master Gardeners volunteer for OSU Extension to increase the outreach efforts of Ohio State University throughout the community.  Some projects include conducting public seminars and workshops, answering homeowner questions during Master Gardener Hotline hours, hosting informational booths, and maintaining OSU Extension’s container gardens.

The training will begin in October and run through November. Applications are due September 1, 2018.  Classes will be held Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6p to 9p at the Clemont County Agriculture Center 4-H Hall Kitchen.  The application and more information about cost and class schedule can be found by clicking here or contacting Gigi at neal.331@osu.edu or 513-732-7070

 

Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteer Training – Fall 2017

Image result for ohio master gardenerYou could be a Master Gardener if:

  • You want to learn more about plants and gardening.
  • You are eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge with others.
  • You have the time to attend training and serve your community as a volunteer.

The Master Gardener Program
The Master Gardener Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested gardeners who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.

For more information and to register click this link: Master Gardener Registration 2017-1n9m0hz

Master Gardener Volunteers at Work

Clermont County Master Gardener Volunteers have been busy cleaning, planting and reworking the Ag Center “People’s Garden”.  Mulch and educational name plates will be added to each plant.

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities.  Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

Working with county Extension personnel, Master Gardener Volunteers provide such educational services to their communities as: answering gardening questions from the public; conducting plant clinics; gardening activities with children, senior citizens, or disabled persons; beautifying the community; developing community or demonstration gardens; and other horticultural activities.

To learn more about the Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program, visit Clermont Extension at clermont.osu.edu, or contact Gigi Neal, OSU Extension Clermont County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, at 513-732-7070 or email neal.331@osu.edu.