How Do I Become a Master Gardener Volunteer?
We are now accepting applications for fall 2017 Master Gardner training. Classes will be on Thursdays, 9-4:00 pm, August 31-Nov 16, with most held at the UU Church, Pleasant Street, Concord. Click here to complete the online registration form.
The cost of the training is $250. The Master Gardener handbook is available free online with the option to purchase the printed book for an additional $25. We will give you payment instructions once you are accepted into the program.
Payment plans and financial aid are available for the training. Please complete and mail this form per instructions to apply.
We will contact you by the end of July to schedule an interview with you to discuss your application, answer your questions and give you details about the training.
Class size is limited. We will accept late applications only if there is available space.
Per UNH risk management policies, a criminal background check is required for all volunteers.
For more information, contact Marcy Stanton, Master Gardener Coordinator: Marcy.Stanton@unh.edu
The goal of New Hampshire Extension Master Gardener Program is to train and enable volunteers to use research-based information to educate the public about home gardening and horticulture, pest management, food safety and backyard livestock.
Master Gardener Course Objectives
- Learn about the UNHCE mission and programs
- Become familiar with Master Gardener policies and projects
- Finish the training with a basic overview and knowledge of major topics related to horticulture, conservation and home owner issues.
- Become comfortable with educating and speaking to homeowners and the public.
- Learn basic computer skills and use appropriate web-based applications.
- Learn how to find and use approved resources to manage projects and answer home owner inquiries.
- Use the knowledge obtained from this course as a basis to continue horticulture education and improve communication skills.
The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension programs and policies are consistent with pertinent Federal and State Laws and regulations on non-discrimination regarding race, color, national origin, sex, gender orientation, age, disability or veteran’s status. No person shall be denied the opportunity to participate in this program because of inability to pay. College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, County Governments, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 07/2013