How to become a Master Gardener volunteer in Putnam County
Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers complete a 15-week curriculum of botany, entomology, plant pathology, soil science and turf science, perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, pruning, animal control, plant propagation, environmental issues and community education. After successfully completing the course and preparing a final project presentation, Master Gardener volunteers use their knowledge and the resources and research of Cornell University and other land grant universities to answer questions from Putnam County residents about all these topics.
Master Gardener volunteers come from all walks of life and share a passion for plants and their care, the understanding that a beautiful garden is linked to intelligent use of natural resources, and a commitment to sharing their knowledge with the community. If you can commit to the 15-week schedule of classes, to volunteering for 30 hours per year on Cooperative Extension education projects, and want to join a cadre of people who share your interests, we would welcome you as a Master Gardener volunteer.
New Master Gardener volunteer training is available every other year. The next new class will begin September 7, 2016. If you are interested:
Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services
112 Old Rt 6
Carmel, New York 10512