Merrimack County Master Gardeners' Speakers' Bureau
Merrimack County Cooperative Extension has established a Speakers' Bureau, manned by Master Gardeners, to serve the citizens of our 27 towns.
Who are the Master Gardeners?
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who share their enthusiasm for gardening with the general public. Initiated in 1993, more than 600 Master Gardener volunteers have been selected as volunteer educators. Master Gardeners help Extension's programs reach more people. These trained volunteers have provided thousands of hours of volunteer service to their communities through a variety of activities coordinated through their local County Extension office. Learn how to become a master gardener by calling our Education Center and Info Line or visiting their site.
Merrimack County Master Gardeners have a Speakers' Bureau
Each Power Point presentation is approximately 50 minutes long and interactive whenever possible. Most are accompanied by handouts that cover the basics.
- All About Bulbs
- Backyard Chickens
- Basic Irrigation
- Building Healthy Soils
- Companion Planting
- Container Gardening
- Gardening Basics (Vegetables)
- Gardening with Children, the Elderly and the Disabled
- Herbs (General)
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
- Lawns: Establishment & Maintenance
- Planning for Canning
- Putting the Garden to Bed
- Starting Seeds
- Water Catchment
Speaking arrangements must be made four weeks prior to the engagement date. A minimum of 15 people is required to secure a speaker. Please note: Although the talks are free, there is a reimbursement charge to the speaker for gas, which is paid at the time of the talk. The charge is no less than $10.00 and will not exceed $25.00.
Interested in securing a date with the Speaker's Bureau? Call 796-2151, ext. 300.