What’s Growing On? Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteer Program Annual Report

Each year people express interest in the Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteer Program based on the encounters with volunteers within the community. Our volunteers work hard providing an invaluable service to the community by extending UF/IFAS extension-based information to local citizens. Volusia County Master Gardeners meet the community where they are by hosting plant clinics at local libraries, providing educational resources at public events, and conducting local workshops to teach gardening techniques to the homeowners. Volusia County Master Gardeners also dedicate time maintaining the demonstration landscape at the UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County Office and assisting with local school gardens. Below is the annual volunteer report for the Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteer Program:

Number of active volunteers 114
Number of volunteer hours 9835
Number of continuing education hours 1213
Number of clients assisted via in-office plant clinic 237
Number of satellite library clinics 10
Number of citizens assisted via in-office walk in consultations 391
Number of community events attended 31
Total in-kind volunteer value according to the https://independentsector.org/ 2021 values $272,236.12
Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteers sharing resources at the 2022 Wildflower Festival.

As many local master gardener volunteer programs, they contribute to the extension significantly and we are truly grateful for our volunteers. Interested in becoming a Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteer, check out these amazing resources below to learn more:

If you see a Master Gardener in passing, be sure to give them a green thumbs up for their service.

Volusia County Master Gardeners learning about propagation techniques

Posted: November 29, 2022

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension

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