Extension Master Gardener Training - Kansas City (Jackson, Clay, Platte counties)

Description

Want to learn more about gardening? Do you have a passion for sharing gardening information and making your community a more beautiful place? Join us for the Extension Master Gardener (EMG) Training in the KC area. This program’s train-the-trainer mission is sharing research-based horticulture information with the public through educational outreach.

EMG training will help you:

  • Gain new horticulture knowledge and become a community resource for science-based information
  • Educate adults and children about the gardening benefits
  • Meet fellow gardeners

Dates: Thursdays, Aug 4-Dec 8, 12:30-3:30 pm via Zoom, plus in-person field sessions

Cost: $200, includes EMG Core Manual. Limited scholarships available

Program requirements:

  • Access to a computer, internet, and email address
  • A desire to learn, work completion, and readiness to volunteer on MGGKC projects
  • Attendance at all sessions is essential. Only 3 absences are allowed and must be made up
  • Class projects are required and will help you learn how to teach gardening to others
  • Following graduation, complete 30 hrs in established MGGKC projects. This course is for those who will volunteer with the MGGKC chapter. If you do not want to volunteer, consider:
    • Extension Garden Steward program: learn gardening basics, no volunteer requirements
    • MU EMG online training
  • Min. age = 16 yrs
  • A desire to volunteer
  • Horticulture knowledge and skills are not required

Complete the application included in the next step of the registration process, due July 19. Notification of acceptance in the program will be via email by the end of July.

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