Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program
The Master Gardener Program in Georgia is a volunteer training program designed to help Extension agents transfer research-based information about gardening and related subjects to the public by training home gardeners.
Master Gardeners currently are active in many Georgia counties. Through this program, volunteers benefit from the classes and ongoing training and the opportunity to share knowledge with others in the community.
The Master Gardener Program in Henry County has over 60 Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns assisting the Henry County Extension Office. Volunteers are committed to gardening and community improvements programs, plant clinics and horticulture projects. This program is sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Certification involves 24 classes, which begin in January of each year. Classes will be held in one of the following counties or could rotate in all of the 6 South Metro Master Gardener Program counties.(Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Newton, Rockdale, and Spalding Counties).
Course dates: January - March (each year)
Applications: Accepted between September 1- October 31 of each year.
The Master Gardener Program is designed to develop highly skilled volunteers that agree
to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours of service in exchange for 40 hours of horticultural
training by Cooperative Extension professionals. Typical volunteer activities include:
- Gardening Demonstrations
- Plant Clinics
- Phone and Site Consultations
- Newsletter Production
- Youth Gardening
- Community Gardening
- Information Booths at Fairs & Festivals
- Research & writing Projects
- Teach Adult Classes
- Newspaper or Magazine Articles
- Community Garden
2016 Club Officers
President – Sue Kilgore
1st Vice President – Cheryl Leeper
2nd Vice President – Deby Brown
Secretary – Mary Ellen Lundy
Treasurer – Doug Crumbley
Past President – Steve Mellott
Register Now: Summer's End Garden Seminar - Septemper 9, 2017
$35 Early Bird Registration now through August 31st.
$40 Registration September 1st - 9th
Guest speakers, door-prizes, vendors, catered lunch and more! Join us on September 9th!
For more information contact the office (770) 288-8421
Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program - Scholarship
The Henry County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program gives a $1000 scholarship to a 2017 graduating Henry County High School student, who's intent is to further their education in Horticulture, Plant Science, Agriculture, Landscape Design, or Forestry. The Recipient is chosen based on merit, and if necessary, applicants will be interviewed in April, 2017. A decision will be given no later than April 30, 2017. The funds will be appropriated to the College or University of the scholars choice, and applied to tuition, books, or other required fees in July of 2017.
Thank you for your entries. The deadline has now passed.
Be on the look out for information on the 2018 Scholarship!