NEWARK – Master Gardener Volunteer training will be offered for residents of Licking County and surrounding areas February 6 through April 17, 2018.
The Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to share your gardening knowledge with the community through OSU Extension-sponsored activities. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must! There are many opportunities to obtain hours either with a “hands-in-the-dirt” group project or as a “behind-the-scenes” individual contributor supporting non-physical activities.
The OSU Extension Master Gardener Program is a premier statewide network of volunteer education and leadership development; as well as a consumer horticulture education delivery system that maximizes human, material, and natural resources, and values teamwork and excellence in educational programming. Volunteers are an important component of the OSU Extension system. The Master Gardeners’ knowledge, experience and enthusiasm have become essential to Extension education of consumer horticulture in the state of Ohio.
If this sounds like something of interest to you, visit our website at licking.osu.edu for detailed information regarding fees and training topics. You may also call the Extension Office at 740-670- 5315 or visit our Facebook page “Licking County Master Gardener Volunteers”.