Become a Cherokee County Master Gardener
Is becoming a Master Gardener Extension Volunteer for you?
Ask yourself these questions:
· Do I want to learn more about plants, growing things, and gardening?
· Am I eager to participate in a practical and intensive training program?
· Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
· Do I have enough time to attend the training & complete my volunteer work?
- Application Deadline: November 30, 2018
- Application Selection by: December 14, 2018
- 2019 Class Schedule: February 4th through March 18th
- Monday/Thursday Classes
- 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
- Training Location: Bartow County Extension Office
- Stiles Auditorium
- 320 West Cherokee Ave.
- Cartersville, GA 30120
- · If selected: Program registration fee of $ 175.00 is due no later than January 4, 2019
Or contact us at (770) 721-7803 to request application and supporting documents listed above.
The purpose of the Georgia Master Gardener® program is to assist Cooperative
Extension by training Master Gardener Volunteers to provide current horticultural
information through community service and educational gardening projects using
applied research and the resources of the University of Georgia.
If there is a Master Gardener Volunteer Program in your area, you can obtain an
application through your local County Extension Office. The only requirement is that you
have an interest in some aspect of gardening education and, at the conclusion of
training, are willing to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service to the county
Acceptance of applicants is based upon local county program needs. Upon acceptance,
applicants are notified of the location and time that classes will take place. A reduced
fee is charged in exchange for volunteer service to a county Extension program. To
graduate, class attendance is required and you must pass a mid-term and final exam.
The Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program is coordinated in each county by an
Extension agent, and each applicant is responsible to him/her for all classes, volunteer
work, etc. Master Gardener Extension Volunteers promote, inform, and work with local
· Answering gardening questions at county fairs, garden centers, flower shows,
libraries, farmer's markets, garden centers, and in the Extension office.
· Designing & installing community landscape & beautification projects.
· Identifying plant cultural problems, insects, & diseases for homeowners.
· Teaching communities how to conserve & enjoy their natural resources.
· Education others about gardening through local seminars.
For more information about the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, contact
your local County Extension office:
Cherokee County Extension Office
1130 Bluffs Parkway Suite, G-49
Canton, Georgia 30114
Phone: (770) 721-7803
Fax: (678) 493-6111