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. This class is full!
The next class is scheduled to begin early September in Concord. The application will be available soon.
- 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.
Littleton, NH: Spring 2017 classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning February 27, 2017, 6-9:00 pm at White Mountain Community College, 646 Union St, Littleton NH. Apply here
Applications are due January 27, 2017
Students in this class are expected to complete their internship of 55 volunteer hours on educational projects within their local communities.
The cost of the training is $175. 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.
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