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Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are gardeners who are trained to bring research-based gardening information to other community members. MGVs volunteer to teach classes and workshops, plant and maintain demonstration gardens, provide information and soil pH testing at events, answer gardening questions that come in to the GrowLine, our garden hotline, and work with partners on community gardening projects. To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, one must successfully complete the training course, and volunteer 20 hours each year. Anyone who enjoys gardening, has a desire to share knowledge and skills, and who is willing to provide volunteer community service is encouraged to apply.


Marissa Nolan
Horticulture Team Lead
607-272-2292 x194

Last updated August 16, 2023