Applications are now being accepted for the Autumn 2018 Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County Master Gardener Program.
The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program developed by the Cooperative Extension System. Volunteer involvement is critical to the program as Master Gardeners serve an important role by interacting with and educating the community, maintaining the demonstration gardens at East Meadow Farm and providing accurate research and science based horticultural information throughout Nassau County.
The term “Master Gardener” has become synonymous with a knowledgeable individual, provided with in-depth horticultural training, working to enhance their community and share their knowledge with others. To prepare Master Gardeners for their role in the community, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County provides an in-depth training program. Staff from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University faculty and local horticulturists serve as the training team for the program. The cost of the course is $350.00 plus $70 for materials, includes trips, CCE-NC membership & training fees. The non-refundable fee is to be paid upon notification of acceptance with an additional $125 deposit, refunded upon completion of 150 hours of volunteer service. Application deadline is February 28, 2018. Scholarships are available, please contact us for details. Contact us at: Horticulture Center, Demonstration and Community Gardens at East Meadow Farm 832 Merrick Avenue East Meadow, NY 11554 (516)565-5265 Ext. 14.
To access the application and for full details, visit http://www.ccenassau.org/mastergardener