New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association

Together We Can Achieve More
Picture at New Creations Healing Center with NHMGA funding sign

What is the New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association? 

The New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association (NHMGAA) was created in November, 2003 in partnership with UNH Cooperative Extension. The purpose of the Association was, and continues to be, to enhance the Master Gardener program and to offer Master Gardeners an extra layer of support, education, and community. The New Hampshire Master Gardeners Alumni Association volunteers work hard to improve the quality of life in NH communities. NHMGAA members foster horticultural education and outreach in support of the UNHCE mission.

The NHMGAA Special Projects Committee is pleased to announce its sixteenth year assisting Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns with funding their projects. Prior grant recipients have taken leadership roles within community gardens and school gardens and numerous other not-for-profit organizations around the state have benefited from the NHMGAA's generosity and Master Gardener expertise.

What is the NHMGAA Mission Statement?

NHMGAA promotes and supports horticultural education and outreach services provided by Master Gardeners to New Hampshire communities. The NHMGA:

  • Provides a forum in which its members can exchange ideas, address concerns, and identify needs at county and state levels.

  • Provides financial resources to its members through scholarships and grants for approved community projects.

Our Focus

  • The Annual Spring Symposium

  • Fundraising

The Symposium provides education and community. The fundraising is done through a silent auction at the Symposium, corporate sponsorship and through merchandise sales.

 Who can join the NHMGAA?

NHMGAA membership is open to Master Gardener interns and active Master Gardeners. Interns receive complimentary membership the first year after completion of training.

The cost of membership is $15 per year. To join, complete the membership form.

What are the benefits of joining the NHMGAA?

The NHMGAA provides financial resources to its members through scholarships and grants for approved community projects. The NHMGAA Special Projects Committee is pleased to announce its sixteenth year assisting Master Gardeners and Master Gardener Interns with funding their projects. Prior grant recipients have taken leadership roles within community gardens and school gardens and numerous other not-for-profit organizations around the state have benefited from the NHMGAA's generosity and Master Gardener expertise.

Additionally:

  • Members will receive a discount at the Spring Symposium.
  • Members are eligible for funding to support MG projects. Funding is awarded through a competitive review process by the Special Projects Funding Committee once approved by the NHMGAA Board of Directors. It is our goal to make the award decisions and disperse the funds to MGs before the planting season.

Apply for a project grant now.