Master Gardener Volunteer Training

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Interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer? Cornell Cooperative Extensions (CCE) of Delaware, Herkimer, and Schoharie and Otsego Counties are seeking applicants to participate in this popular statewide (and national) public service program.

The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is open to anyone with a genuine interest in flora and food gardening and a willingness to share their knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm with constituents in his/her local communities. Don’t miss a unique opportunity for a comprehensive training in the science and art of horticulture and to become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

The class schedule will be held via Zoom (as per COVID-19 protocols), running consecutive Mondays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Classes begin on Monday, September 21, and run through March 15, 2021, except for holidays – twenty sessions altogether.  Instructors include extension educators / horticulture specialists, college professors, agency directors, Master Gardeners, and landscape professionals.

Trainees may participate from home or from respective CCE county offices with COVID-19 safety protocols observed. Participants will need access to a computer with audio and camera components for interactive discussions. The cost is $150 per person, including all materials. Applications will be followed by an interview. For more details or to receive an application, contact your county CCE.

For details about the 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer training or an application, contact Garet Livermore, CCE Herkimer County, at For those in Delaware, Schoharie or Otsego Counties, please use the contact information provided below.

Program Facilitators:

CCE Delaware: Carla Crim: 607-865-6531;

CCE Herkimer: Garet D Livermore:

CCE Schoharie & Otsego: David Cox: 518-234-4303 (x119);


Master Gardener Training Brochure Herkimer Co – COVID edition

Herkimer Co Master Gardener Brochure Cover

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