Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Master Gardener Volunteer Program --- New Class August 2011

Thank you for your interest in the Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. This is a program for training volunteers to answer homeowner garden and landscape questions and provide other volunteer services to the Orange County Extension Education Center.

The next Master Gardener Volunteer Program will start in August 2011. This program is taught on Tuesdays from 8:30am - 4:30pm with two breaks that requires all agents to be out of their offices. The program will finish up the week before Thanksgiving. You must attend 12 of the 13 weekly class days to complete the training program. Class days will alternate between the Orange County Extension Education Center in Southeast Orange County and the Osceola County Extension Service Center in Kissimmee. One day of training may be at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center.

You will be expected to make one 10-minute presentation to your classmates during the program about a topic we will agree upon. You will be required to complete a 10-hours internship in the Clinic at the Orange County Extension Education Center on Conway Rd. during the training period on days other than class days. This is usually a two-hour shift with five different MGs as mentors. Upon completion of the training program, you will be required to return 75 hours of volunteer service and earn 10 hours of continuing education during the next calendar year.

Registration fee for this class is approximately $175 and must be paid with your application. You will be interviewed and if unsuccessful, your registration fee will be returned. This fee is not refundable once you are accepted to the training program.  Please return your local address and email address and you will placed on our waiting list. You will be contacted by e-mail in June and the syllabus should be completed and ready for distribution in July.

No comments:

Post a Comment