Thank you Master Gardener Volunteers!
In 2014, you volunteered over 11,000 hours, a value of $253,000 for the State of New Hampshire, and reached out to provide information and education to almost 37,000 residents across the state and beyond. In addition to answering hundreds of phone calls and email questions at the Education Center, you contributed to projects to grow food, work with school and youth gardens, improve economic development within communities, and educate the public through writing, presentations, workshops, consultation and tours. You have created invaluable and on-going partnerships with The Fells, Antioch University, Strawbery Banke, museums, garden clubs and communities and many other organizations across the state. Click on your county for information on reported hours: Belknap Carroll Cheshire Coos Grafton Hillsborough Merrimack Rockingham Strafford Sullivan Education Center MG living out-of-state
Becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer
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The University of New Hampshire Extension Master Gardener Program extends to the public UNH Extension research-based information about home horticulture, pest management and more. In exchange for the training and materials received from the University of New Hampshire Extension, master gardeners perform volunteer services in a myriad of venues.
Below are examples on how master gardeners share UNH Extension research-based information with the public:
They help create, manage, and write about:
- school gardens
- community gardens
- demonstration gardens
They provide gardening information
- through news and social media
- host workshops, tours, classes and clinics in their communities