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Interested in Becoming a UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer?

Do you love gardening? Have you attended the annual UF IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Festival http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/orange/home-lawns-landscapes-and-gardens/master-gardener-mg/plant-and-garden-festival/? Are you interested in learning about lawns, landscapes, gardens and sharing that knowledge with others? The UF/IFAS Extension Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer Program might be the perfect program for you! To become a certified University of Florida Master Gardener volunteer, check out the list below:

  1. Sign up to be on the waiting list and receive updates on the upcoming training at: https://mgvpwaitlist.eventbrite.com.
  2. Attend Introduction to MG Program Orientation on April 25th, 2018 by signing up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-master-gardener-volunteer-program-tickets-41999477568?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing.
  3. Fill out an application and submit your registration fee of $175 (credit card or check payment only; 3 references are required with your application).
  4. Interviews will be conducted during the week of June 11, 2018.
  5. Acceptance letters will be sent out (max 25 per training).
  6. The training program will begin in September 2018.
  7. Plant Clinic Internships will be completed.
  8. Volunteer 75 hrs. during the following  year (begins in January 2019).
  9. Earn 10 hrs. of continuing education during 2019.
  10. Become “Certified” as a UF IFAS Extension Florida Master Gardener.

To become a UF IFAS Extension Master Gardener volunteer in Orange County, you must complete our training and internship program. We strongly encourage you to attend the “Introduction to the Master Gardener Program” Day. These individuals will have a higher chance of becoming accepted into the training program. The training program is every Tuesday from 8:30am-4:30pm from September-December. The internship program includes training for office/telephone duty and completing a minimum of 75 hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of continuing education during the succeeding twelve months upon completion of the training program.  After the first year of 75 volunteer hours, the volunteer officially becomes “Certified” as a UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener.

For more information, please visit http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/orange/home-lawns-landscapes-and-gardens/master-gardener-mg/want-to-be-a-master-gardener/ and our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/OCMGs/

For more information, please visit http://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/orange/home-lawns-landscapes-and-gardens/master-gardener-mg/want-to-be-a-master-gardener/ and our Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/OCMGs/