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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Chesterfield Cooperative Extension Accepting Applications for 2022 Extension Master Gardener Program

Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office 

Sept. 9, 2021 

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — The Chesterfield Cooperative Extension office is currently accepting applications for the 2022 Extension Master Gardener (EMG) training program. 

EMGs are volunteer educators who share research-based horticultural information in a framework of sustainable landscape management. Duties for Chesterfield County EMGs include operating a free help desk, conducting educational classes and programs, maintaining a demonstration garden, hosting events such as the Bumblebee Jamboree, and much more. 

Pending state and federal updates to COVID-19 guidelines, the 2022 class will be offered in a hybrid format, with virtual training from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Tuesdays, and in-person training from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 

Interested individuals should read the requirements and submit an application to our website at VCE Master Gardener Programs. Accepted applicants will receive a minimum of 50 hours of horticultural training before beginning to volunteer 50 hours in selected jobs as interns within the program, per EMG mentor guidance. Upon completion of the classroom and volunteer requirements, interns will graduate as Master Gardeners and maintain their status with continuing education and volunteer time requirements each subsequent year. 

If interested in learning about soils, native plants, trees, pollinators, vegetable gardens, and so much more; and sharing your knowledge with others in the community, please apply to become a Chesterfield County Extension Master Gardener!

More information and the link to apply is available on our website at VCE Master Gardener Programs or call 804-751-4401

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