UCCE Master Gardener Orientation Program
Date(s) - 10/17/2019
Tuolumne County Senior Center
MASTER GARDENERS TO CONDUCT NEW VOLUNTEER TRAINING
ORIENTATION SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 17, 2019
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about gardening to attend an orientation program about the Master Gardener program. UCCE Master Gardener volunteers learn University-based scientific information and then share that knowledge with the gardening community. Master Gardener volunteers are people of all ages and from all walks of life with a common desire to help others learn about gardening.
Master Gardener membership is open to anyone in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties. A background check including fingerprinting is required to become a Master Gardener.
An Orientation has been scheduled for Thursday, October 17th, starting at 3:30 pm at the Tuolumne County Senior Center located on 540 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA. Anyone interested in becoming a Master Gardener should attend the Orientation to learn about the Master Gardener Program and the volunteer requirements.
The training classes for new volunteer candidates begin Thursday, January 23, 2020 and continue weekly through April 30th, from 3:00 pm to 7:30 pm each Thursday. Classes will be held in Sonora. These classes will include over 50 hours of intensive training by University of California personnel and horticulture specialists in various fields. Topics include water management, soils, composting, native plants, fruit production, plant diseases, entomology, Integrated Pest Management, understanding pesticides, and more.
A fee of $195 will be charged to cover the cost of all class materials, which includes several reference texts. After successfully completing the training program, certified Master Gardener volunteers agree to fulfill annual volunteer service and continuing education requirements.
For more information, contact the UC Calaveras Cooperative Extension office by phone or email. Phone number is (209) 533-5695 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.