Become a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer




Do you enjoy learning about horticulture? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? If so, consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties. We are currently accepting applications for our fall Master Gardener Training beginning in September.

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers who help Cornell Cooperative Extension with our mission to improve our community by connecting our local residents to research-based information about horticulture, wildlife and other important issues of the day. Organic gardening, soils and fertilizers, pathology, botany, growing fruit, growing vegetables, entomology, planting and maintaining trees or shrubs are just some of the classes you will receive.

Master Gardener Volunteers help local citizens acquire the knowledge to make informed decisions that help to protect our environment, save money and improve local horticultural
productivity. The trainings alternate between the two Cooperative Extension offices in Acra and Hudson. The training begins on Monday, September 21th in Hudson and runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. every Monday, except holidays and snow days, through December.

There is a modest fee and a volunteer commitment that enables us to offer this valuable program. Interviews have begun and will continue until shortly before the program begins. If you have an interest in learning more about the art and science of horticulture, please contact us at 518-622-9820 in Acra or 518-828-3346 in Hudson.