How Do I Become a Master Gardener Volunteer?
Because UNH Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with children and the elderly, a criminal background check is required for all our volunteers.
For more information, contact Marcy Stanton, Master Gardener Coordinator: Marcy.Stanton@unh.edu
or Jeremy Delisle, Education Center Program Coordinator: Jeremy.Delisle@unh.edu
Goffstown, NH: Spring 2017 classes are on Tuesdays, 9-4:00, February 7 - April 25.
Most classes will be at the Hillsborough County Offices,329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH, with some field trips to other locations. Apply here.
- Students in this class are expected to complete their internship of 55 volunteer hours at the Education Center in Goffstown unless given approval during the interview to do other projects. Learn more about what we do at the Education Center.
- We must receive applications by December 9, 2017
- We will contact you in December to schedule an interview with you to discuss your application, answer your questions and give you details about the training.
- The cost of the training is $250. The Master Gardener handbook is available free online, and you have the option to purchase the printed book for an additional $25. Payment plans and financial aid are available for the training. Please complete and mail this form per instructions to apply.
Littleton, NH: Spring 2017 classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9:00 pm, March-May dates TBD. Classes will be held at White Mountain Community College, 646 Union St, Littleton NH. Application coming soon!
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