The Henry County Extension at the University of Georgia is accepting applications for the Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Class of 2023. The program is designed to help University of Georgia extension staff transfer research-based information to the public on gardening and related subjects by training amateur gardeners. Through it, the cooperative extension can reach and serve more citizens with educational programs and demonstrations. Volunteers help in many roles from assisting the local county extension office to providing educational programs and horticultural information to the community. They also benefit from training, networking with other gardening enthusiasts, and the opportunity to serve their communities.
The training program begins in January and ends in late March 2023. Classes are held Mondays at the UGA Extension Henry County office. They cover many topics such as pest control, vegetable gardening, communication and leadership, plant identification, and more. After completing the program, trainees must complete 50 hours of volunteer service in one year to become Master Gardeners.
To apply, visit the UGA Extension Henry County website at www.ugaextension.org/henry, click on the “Agriculture and Natural Resources” section, then on the next page, navigate to “Master Gardener Extension Volunteer program ” on the left. , which will bring up the page with the app and other materials. You can also contact Timothy Daly, County Extension Officer with the UGA Extension Henry office, at 770-288-8421 or [email protected] to send you one or if you have any questions. You can mail, email, or bring applications to the Extension Office at 97 Lake Dow Road, McDonough, GA 30252 during our business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, September 30, 2022.