Master Gardener Volunteer Training Offered
Do you like to garden? Volunteer? Teach youth? Then volunteer with Eau Claire County UW-Extension’s garden volunteer program.
Training is required and will be held every other Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. starting February 13 through July 31, 2014. Most trainings are held at the Agriculture and Resource Center building in Altoona. Outside classroom assignments are required therefore access to a computer with internet availability is necessary (accommodations can be made at the Extension office).
The focus of this Level 1 training is to educate individuals with the basics of gardening in order to prepare them to be volunteers for Eau Claire County UW-Extension. Course topics include: pest management of mammals, insects, and diseases; lawn care, fruits, vegetable, and tree care; and general gardening practices. The 2014 training is designed to focus on current volunteer project needs, including assistance with the summer youth gardens and answering questions at the Ask-A-Master-Gardener Booth.
To be considered for this volunteer program each person must pass a background check, have their application approved, sign a volunteer agreement, and pass an exam. Previous gardening experience isn’t necessary.
The fee for this training is $80 per person. A limited number of scholarships are available. Seating is limited and the registration deadline is January 10, 2014. Participants must be at least 18 years old.
For more information and a registration packet visit eauclaire.uwex.edu/master-gardener-volunteer-program or contact:
Erin LaFaive, Horticulture Educator
Eau Claire County UW-Extension
227 1st Street West
Altoona, WI 54720
It's time to start thinking about all those wonderful volunteer projects you've involved with.Below are the volunteer reporting forms for activities performed from Sept. 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.
Even if you didn't achieve the 24 hours minimum I would still love to report those hours to the state and county office.
Please contact me if you have question of how to fill out the form.