A Colorado Master Gardener is a graduate of the nation-wide Master Gardener training system. This is a system in which county extension programs provide research-based information and education, tailored to fit local needs, using resources from the state land grant university and the United States Department of Agriculture. In our state the Colorado Master Gardener program is administered by Colorado State University, through each county's CSU Extension office. Colorado Master Gardeners are given training which enables them to help the gardening public solve their horticultural problems.
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A new class of Colorado Master Gardeners is trained every year in Denver. You may be a resident of Denver or the surrounding metro area. Applications for the class of 2010 are now being accepted. The deadline for submitting applications is October 15, 2009.
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For more information on the program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unlike traditional classes based on a tuition payment, Colorado Master Gardener classes are based on an exchange of services. If the trainee completes all of the requirements for certification the only cost is a one-time non-refundable payment for materials. Scholarships are available for those with limited household income.
You can submit your name by phone or e-mail:
720-913-5272 or 720-913-5278
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The Colorado Master Gardener year is October 1st to September 30th. The volunteer hours must be completed by October of the year you are trained. First year volunteers are termed "Apprentice Colorado Master Gardeners". Once volunteer service is completed and in future years, volunteers are called "Colorado Master Gardeners".
Maintaining your Colorado Master Gardener status requires 12 hours of additional education and 24 hours of volunteer time annually.
You will be invited to join the Denver Master Gardener Association. Colorado Master Gardeners in Denver contribute by interviewing and selecting community people for new classes, mentoring new volunteers, teaching, writing newspaper articles and advising on program changes. The DMGA hold monthly meetings, providing an informal social environment in which graduates of the Colorado Master Gardener program can meet to exchange ideas, be offered advanced training and volunteer opportunities or simply enjoy mingling with other gardening enthusiasts. Many of the meetings feature guest speakers or garden tours and the April meeting is traditionally devoted to the Plant Sale. The Association also co-hosts the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
For more information about the Colorado Master Gardener program, to submit your name, or to ask a plant question, contact us at:
or 888 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80210
or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
© CSU/Denver County Extension Master Gardener 2010
888 E. Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210
Date last revised: 01/05/2010