While we are not holding training in Paulding County for new Master Gardener Volunteers, participants can still take the classes outside of the county and be an active Master Gardener Volunteer within Paulding County.
Why become a Master Gardener Volunteer? Master Gardener Volunteers have the opportunity to share the research-based education and knowledge they have learned in the classes throughout their community. They have the chance to make a difference in their community by spending time with others developing a love of gardening. There are many areas of opportunities after attending the training such as international volunteerism in parks and gardens. There is a trip each year for this opportunity. But….. just because you take the class, it does not mean you must volunteer in the community (even though we may twist your arm to do so). One could just participate in the educational aspect.
Just to note, you do not have to have any gardening experience to take this class.
In 2020, the training for the area will be held in Williams County on Wednesday evenings starting on February 12. This is the first time in a while that OSU Extension has offered an evening option for classes. I would love to see more Master Gardener Volunteers in Paulding County. They help strengthen our community in so many ways. Attached below is the flyer with additional information on registration: 2020 MG Training-Williams Co